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EWAHA 2020 summary

15/12/2020

The 1st edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing (EWAHA), took place last week, between 2 and 6 November, 2020 in an online format.

The Week was attended by 800 people from across Europe, Canada, Taiwan, Australia and other countries, and it staged stimulating debates and exchanges with politicians, local and national administrators, practitioners, geriatrics and psychologists providing an exciting environment for exchange between different perspectives across a wide array of topics related to ageing.

The event brought the demographic change issues and opportunities under the spotlight and it was organized by the AAL Programme, jointly with the EIPonAHA and the MYBL. The week took inspiration from the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing to shed light on four main priorities: the sustainability of health and care in an ageing Europe; the intergenerational policies; the promotion of a socio-economic case for an ageing society; and the role of technology for the improvement of the conditions of the older people and their carers.

The summary includes the outcomes of all the sessions.