AGE takes part in EU Open Days debate on regional approach to Silver Economy

OpenDays logoA debate on ‘the Silver Economy: what approach should the regions adopt?’ will be organised on 14 October in the framework of the Open Days under the leadership of the European Council of Municipalities and Regions as part of the AFE-INNOVNET project. It will discuss the key role played by local and regional authorities in the Silver Economy and will be moderated by Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Platform Europe’s Secretary General.

The debate, which will gather representatives from regions such as Basse-Normandie (France), Louth County (Ireland), as well as the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, TNO (Dutch research centre) and from the European Commission (DG CNECT), will contribute the reflection on Silver Economy launched by the European Commission in September 2014 and highlighted by the EU Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing in March 2015.

Local and regional authorities are indeed on the front line to support sustainable, innovative and inclusive solutions for active and healthy ageing, facilitate the development of local enterprises, create jobs and provide adequate products and services.

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