EuroHealthNet's Healthy Ageing Website

Healthy ageing is about "optimising opportunities for good health, so that older people can take an active part in society and enjoy an independent and high quality of life"1.

Ageing is not necessarily a burden, and it does not necessarily decrease a person's ability to contribute to society: older people can make valuable and important contributions to society, and enjoy a high quality of life. By showcasing practical examples of health promotion interventions, identifying initiatives in the European Union, and making available key resources about healthy ageing, we hope that builds awareness of the steps required to make healthy ageing a reality.

1Swedish Institute of Public Health 2006: Healthy Ageing - A Challenge for Europe


Launch conference to present and debate evidence-based guidelines to improve health literacy among the older population.
17 November 2015 - Brussels
Launch of the Covenant on Demographic Change, which aims to help European local and regional authorities to create more age-friendly environments.
7 December 2015 - Brussels