Healthy Ageing: Health Systems – Innovations – Consumers
Brussels, 11-12-18 October 2010
In October 2010, the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumer Policy invited over 60 experts from across Europe to three one-day workshops which aimed to discuss, explore and create a common vision for healthy ageing in Europe. Common themes emerged, notably the need for a new paradigm to recognise the complexity of ageing and what that means for our health and healthcare systems. The outcomes are summarised in this short Reflections Paper.
Each workshop addressed a specific theme:
- Adaptation of Health Systems to Demographic Change
- Health Innovations to Keep People Healthy and Active
- Consumers and Active Ageing.
The conclusions of these workshops will feed into other initiatives currently being developed by the European Commission to address healthy and active ageing.