Access City Award 2018 Open for Entries

Entries for the Access City Award, are now open to any EU city with a population greater than 50,000! The award recognizes the top five EU cities which are the most accessible for people with disabilities and older people, and with the best plan for improving accessibility for 2018. Cities wishing to apply must do so here before September 11, 2017, at midnight (GMT+2).

For more information on the Access City Award 2018, click here.

Age-friendly Cities Conference on Innovation, Health & Active Ageing

From October 2-4, 2017, the Age-friendly Cities Conference will be held in The Hague. This conference aims to bring people from around the world together to share experiences and best practices related to age-friendly cities and innovations in healthcare. 

Registration is now open and can be found here, and more information on the conference can be found here

Workshop on Silver Economy during the European Week of Regions and Cities

The EWRC (European Week of Regions and Cities), held this year in Brussels from October 9-12, will have a workshop on the Silver Economy which will focus on market opportunities for the rights, needs and demands of the elderly population of the EU.

The main three sub-themes of the EWRC this week are:

  • Building resilient regions and cities
  • Regions and cities as change agents
  • Sharing knowledge to deliver results

Registration will open in July 2017. You can find information on the rest of the event here. 

AAL Forum 2017: Bridging the gaps between digital solutions and acting ageing

Each year, the Ambient Assisted Living Programme (AAL) hosts a forum, which features workshops, keynote presentations, and a large exhibition area to offer a platform on the obstacles preventing ICT from being used for active ageing. This year, the forum is in Coimbra, Portugal from October 2-4, 2017. It will bring together professionals, care providers, investers, AAL members and governmental decision makers to try and tackle this issue collaboratively. 

Register here before July 15th, 2017 for a reduced price, and view the programme of the AAL forum here. 

UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing 2017: A Sustainable Society for All Ages - Realising the potential of living longer

Taking place in Lisbon on September 21-22, 2017, the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing will conclude the third review and appriasial cycle (2012-17) of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implentation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS). 

The ministerial and expert panels will examine issues and topics such as:

  • promotion of longer working life
  • social inclusion and non-descrimination of elderly people
  • creating an environment which enables health and independence
  • ageing with dignitity

For more information on the application, click here, and for information on the conference, click here. 

Silver Economy Awards open for Application

These awards offer an opportunity for public authorities, non-for-profit or for profit organisations to promote their innovations related to ICT (Information and Communications Technology) solutions for European seniors and which support the growth of the European Silver Economy.

The applications have been open since June 8th, 2017, and will close November 15th, 2017.

For more information on the award and the application, click here.