8th conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology

Valencia, Spain

By 2025 about one-third of Europe's population will be aged 60 years and over. There will be a particularly rapid increase in the number of people aged 80 years and older. The countries of Europe must develop strategies to meet this challenge. Promoting good health and active social participation among older citizens will be crucial to these strategies.

The Project Co-funded by the European Commission, the three-year (2004?2007) Healthy Ageing project aims to promote healthy ageing among people aged 50 years and over. The project was initiated and is coordinated by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, SNIPH. It involves ten countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO), AGE ? the European Older People's Platform and EuroHealthNet. The goal is exchange of knowledge and experience about health promotion for older people among the European Union Member States and the EFTA-EEA countries. The project has reviewed and analysed existing data on health and ageing. The Report Healthy Ageing ? A challenge to Europe concludes with recommendations to decision-makers, NGOs and practitioners on how to get into action to promote healthy ageing. Short versions of the main report in different languages will be available on http://www.healthyageing.nu.

The conference will highlight the importance of healthy ageing for Europe, debate how to achieve effective implementation of healthy ageing strategies at European, national and local levels and to put the Project results and recommendations into action. 

All information about the Conference of the Healthy Ageing project, speakers and agenda, you will find here. Read more (PDF 0.1 MB).