Joint Programming Initiative ‘Demographic Change / Health and Ageing – Living independently and actively in old age’Jan 6
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) organises the preparatory meeting for the Joint Programming Initiative “Demographic Change / Health and Ageing – Living independently and actively in old age” to be held in Berlin, Germany, 28th/29th of January 2010.
The conference will bring together national representatives and stakeholders of the Member States of the European Union and experts in the field of ageing and demographic change.
Facing the challenges of an ageing population, many valuable initiatives and programmes at national and European level have already been established during the past years. In order to increase the mutual benefit arising from these actions, the BMBF has proposed to the EU-Member States to further develop these activities within the framework of the EU-Joint Programming Initiative, launched by the Research Ministers in the frame of the Competitiveness Council in December 2008. This upcoming meeting is to set up a joint process to interrelate the existing national programmes and instruments and to address the upcoming demands for Europe. It is the aim of this process to launch the Joint Programming Initiative “Demographic Change / Health and Ageing – Living independently and actively in old age”.
The participants will engage in discussions on Health & Care, Welfare & Social Systems, Education, Learning, Work & Innovativeness, Urban-Rural Development, Housing and Mobility.
Those interested can register online at www.jp-demographic.eu/conference/registration by 15th of January 2010.