Transferring EU Public policies into Regional Social Innovation: improving Active and Healthy Ageing for a better society
Healthy ageing is high on the European and global policy agendas.

According to the WHO, promoting good health through the life-course includes reducing health inequalities in old age, reinforcing the European health systems to meet the changing needs of citizens and expanding the evidence of health and social initiatives that impact in the wellbeing of older people.

In this context, European and non-European stakeholders working to improve the quality of life of older people will meet in Valencia in several parallel events and Conferences between the 6th and 9th of June, 2017. They will discuss and propose innovative solutions, contributing to encourage Active and Healthy Ageing in Europe while leveraging the opportunity of the Silver Economy and the Blueprint Strategy and exchanging regional and national good practices from a quadruple helix perspective.

Members of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) will have the opportunity to meet in Valencia the 8th of June of 2017 and continue working in the Action Plan agreed at the beginning of 2016.

On the 9th of June, the EU funded project APPCARE will organise a joint event with representatives of public administrations and experts of different on-going and recently finished projects working on the improvement of health and social public policies. This will be a golden opportunity to explore potential collaborations among existing initiatives and to reflect on further innovation.

The day before, two parallel events are organised:

From 12:30 to 13:30, a brokerage event will be organised together with other European Networks (ELISAN, ENSA and Youth Care Platform), within the framework of the Joint Conference "Social and Health Challenges: Answers of Community Care" (6-7th June 2017, Valencia).

From 15.00 to 16.30, CORAL network will organised the workshop "EIP-AHA and new trends in EU’s health agenda". The workshop will open a discussion on how EIP-AHA will be affected by new trends in EU’s healthcare agenda. E.g. it makes sense to focus on prevention and keeping people healthy from early age as we see that financial efficiency continues to be a significant challenge and concern for European healthcare. If we move towards a health care systems that is more proactive than reactive where health promotion, disease prevention, and early diagnosis are the new buzzwords, how will this affect EIP-AHA? Will we need to adjust our focus? and will it still make sense to talk about Active Healthy Aging in the future?
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