From Strategy to ActionConference 3 April 2012
European Commission - Charlemagne Building
The Conference "European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: From Plan to Action" will be opened by Vice-President Neelie Kroes and Commissioner John Dalli. The Steering Group of the pilot Innovation Partnership, the European Commission and a plethora of stakeholders in the field of active ageing will together discuss how to move from the planning phase - delivered with the Strategic Implementation Plan - to implementing concrete actions.
The Conference represents a major opportunity for stakeholders who are willing to put the plan into action. During the conference, they will have the opportunity to meet each other, express their interest in one or more areas of active and healthy ageing and discover common interests.
The main areas for debate will include how innovative thinking and smarter use of innovation can help address the socio-demographic challenge of ageing, how to turn this challenge into an opportunity and demonstrate the added value of the European Innovation Partnership. Real life examples of innovation in this field will be displayed in the exhibition open to all throughout the conference.
Three parallel sessions are organised with each session chaired by a leading protagonist in the area of innovation in active and healthy ageing and committed to deliver actions in the areas of prevention, integrated care and active ageing and independent living: such as regional and local administrations, patients' organizations, industries. The European Commission will also provide practical information on the modalities to join the Partnership and the support it will give to make the partnership's plan a reality.
Please note that only registered delegates will be allowed entry to the event. Places at the conference will be allocated on a first come first served basis so it is recommended you register your interest in attending to: EC-EIP-AHA(at)ec.europa.eu
A draft programme is available