About the event
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.