SIforAGE organizes the event “Towards A Europe for All Ages” at the European Parliament
30 May / 2016
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SIforAGE project organized an event that took place on the 18th of April, 2016 on the premises of the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium). SIforAGE organized an international one-day event entitled “Towards ‘A Europe for All Ages’” together with the European Parliament’s “Intergroup on Active Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Families Policies” to discuss social innovation strategies and policy recommendations for active and healthy ageing policies at the European Union. The aim was to make a contribution on this debate by bringing together policy-makers from the European Parliament, some of the most relevant civil society representatives, as well as some of the most prominent international scholars researching on the field of ageing.
The main topics addressed in the event concerned the life-course perspective through the lens of the Active and Healthy Ageing paradigm by raising questions such as: what are the core concepts of the Life-Course Perspective paradigm in which policy-making should be framed in order to grant Active and Healthy Ageing for European Citizens? How do views from the Life-Course Perspective help to ensure that EU policies overcome the current understanding of ageing and demographic change as a problem to be solved? How to create effective strategies on how to bring about a positive economic impact?
SIforAGE project recommendation is to answer to the ageing challenge with one word, innovation. The Social Innovation Incubator developed by SIforAGE brings together a large number of stakeholders whose work is involved with AHA and provides them with opportunities to exchange ideas, to benefit from mutual collaboration across Europe, and to disseminate their results through five Knowledge Management Units (KMUs). The Social Innovation Incubator provides added value to research by drawing together well-established innovative experiences.