The project 'Adapting European Cities to Population Ageing' (ACPA) came to en end in the first half of 2020. This EU-funded ESPON project aimed to support European cities that are developing and implementing age-friendly programmes. It investigated the effectiveness of policies and initiatives to develop age-friendly cities and initiatives that support “ageing in place” in eight cities and city-regions. The project findings have been reported in a final document together with a policy handbook, case study reports and sets of maps and figures.
With the cooperation of AGE Platform Europe, Eurocities and the World Health Organisation, ESPON is organising a virtual conference week from 30 November to 4 December about population ageing to capitalise on ACPA findings. The week consists of a kick-off event, with a number of high-level speakers and experts, including vice president of the European Commission and Commissioner on Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica.
Dr. Heidrun Mollenkopf, AGE Vice president, will be speaking on the topic of “Ageing in times of digitalisation”.
This plenary session is followed by sessions on the case study areas investigated in ACPA. In this week, you will be able to:
- Learn about the challenges that European cities are facing due to population ageing;
- Discover inspiring policy responses to overcome these challenges;
- Ask policymakers and experts of population ageing about their population ageing strategy;
- Discuss and exchange experiences of successful adoption to population ageing.