Smart well-being and future synergies of European funds

About the event

Active and healthy ageing is a societal challenge shared by all European countries

The European population is ageing rapidly, making it one of the crucial demographic processes. Yet living longer does not necessarily mean living a healthier, more active and independent life. The number of Europeans aged over 65 will double in the next 50 years, and the number of over 80-year-olds will almost triple. Life expectancy will continue to increase, yet unhealthy life years make up around 20% of a person’s life. Parallel, the need for assistance among elder people increases. Hence the system of complex support and assistance for seniors is will be indispensable for assuring the sustainable development of the European society. The workshop ”Smart well-being and future synergies of European funds” will be focused on how to develop stronger links and synergies between EU funds and regional research activities when making use of digital tools in promoting health and improving aged persons’ quality of life. The regions involved in this workshop will share successful cases about investing and implementing innovations for active and healthy ageing. The presentations will be illustrated with the activity of the regions concerned in EIT Health and the EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing.

SPEAKERS

Manuel Pleguezuelo

General Director for European Union and External Affairs, Murcia Region

Jonathan Gomez

Scientific Coordinator, Regional Ministry for Health and Social Policies, Regional Government of Extremadura

Manuel Lopes

PhD Escola Superior de Enfermagem de S. João de Deus, Alentejo

Helga Lukač

Tourism expert, Pomurska Region

Lucyna Woźniak

Professor, Head of the Department of Structural Biology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodzkie Region