EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing: AGE commitment supported by a large consortium
In response to the European Innovation Partnership call for commitments, AGE submitted a proposal on 31 May in which we commit to set up and moderate an EU virtual forum on Age-Friendly Environments (AFE) to link stakeholders (public authorities, NGOs, service providers, industry, researchers) interested in the promotion of AFE at local, regional, national and EU level.
With our partners and forum members, AGE also commits to run a campaign to convince the European Commission to launch an EU Covenant on Demographic Change to create the necessary political framework to bring together local and regional authorities across the EU who want to find smart and innovative solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments.
Once established the Covenant will encourage local and regional authorities across the EU to adopt WHO policy frameworks and guidance on AFE, to join the WHO network of cities that cooperate on age-friendly policies and to get actively involved in the EIP and relevant EU initiatives towards a more age-friendly EU.
As a WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Institutional Affiliate and cooperative partner of the Sub-Network on Healthy Ageing of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, AGE will set up and moderate a discussion group with both networks and provide them with information on other EIP initiatives, relevant EU policy developments and EU funding opportunities to support synergies between WHO and EU initiatives supporting healthy ageing and to facilitate their involvement in EU policy processes and in EU projects.
For more information see AGE commitment and the List of supporting partners.
For more information on the EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing, other action strands and commitments submitted by other stakeholders, visit the EIP-AHA website