EuroHealthNet is also supporting AGE Platform Europe in the thematic network – AFE INNOVNET.

The AFE-INNOVNET network’s overarching goal is to set up a large EU wide community of local and regional authorities and other relevant stakeholders across the EU who want to work together to find smart and innovative evidence based solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments across the EU. Creating age-friendly environments is one of the most effective approaches to respond to demographic change. AFE-INNOVNET aims at mobilising a EU-wide community of local and regional authorities and other stakeholders to support the scaling-up of innovative solutions for age-friendly environments to support active and healthy ageing across Europe.

The AFE-INNOVNET consortium will organise a high-level political event at the Committee of the Region in Brussels on 7th December 2015. This will be the official launch of the Covenant.  The programme will be available soon.

On 8th December 2015, the AFE-INNOVNET Consortium will organise together with WHO Europe and the European Commission a whole day during which there will be several workshops for 12-15 participants in order to discuss/test the different tools developed within the framework of AFE INNOVNET and the WHO Europe’s project AFEE. These workshops will mainly target cities and regions, but will also be open to additional participants.

A strong collaboration exists with WHO thanks to the involvement of WHO-Europe in an advisory capacity into AFE-INNOVNET. In addition to that the technical proposal “Age-Friendly Environments in Europe” conducted by WHO-Europe with the funding support of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion is very complementary to the work to be developed by AFE-INNOVNET consortium.

To access AFE-INNOVNET website, click here.