AAL Forum to become a part of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing


The AAL Forum has gathered hundreds of attendees every year for the last decade and is now going forward and continuing the discussions in a format that will allow to go beyond the immediate community and invite more perspectives, regions and levels of decision-makers. The AAL Forum is part of the annual European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing (EWAHA), that will take place this year between 18 and 22 October online.


The event aims to be the main European platform for sharing knowledge and showcasing innovation at all levels in the active and healthy ageing sector. In order to make the event a truly international place for learning, networking and sharing the AAL Association has invited some of the key actors of ageing healthy and well in Europe and at the global level.


To address a rapidly ageing society, the World Health Organisation recently published its plan for the Decade of Healthy Ageing to improve the lives of older people, their families and their communities worldwide. The plan outlines key principles, strategies and actions that can be taken to bring lasting change in the way we think, feel and act towards age and ageing. The aim of the EWAHA 2021 is to ensure that communities foster the abilities of older people, deliver person-centred integrated care and primary health services responsive to older people and provide access to long-term care for older people who need it.


Some of the main topics the EWAHA will touch upon are:

– Driving a platform for innovation and change

– Adapting health and care systems to the changing needs of an ageing population & drawing on the emerging learnings from the Coronavirus outbreak in 2020

– Promoting Intergenerational Solidarity

– Make the socio-economic case for impact investment into healthy ageing


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