Stakeholders & projects


  • Healthy and active ageing
    WHO activities related to ageing include health services, rehabilitation and long-term care and prevention of disease.
  • WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities
    To provide a vibrant global platform for information exchange, mutual learning and a meeting place for members of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities that are committed to creating inclusive, accessible urban environments to benefit their ageing populations.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Healthy and active ageing
    The Regional Office works with Member States and partners to promote good health throughout the life course. This includes counteracting growing inequalities in healthy ageing, strengthening health systems to meet the changing needs of an ageing population and expanding the evidence base for health and social care policies for older people.

European Commission (EC)

United Nations (UN)

  • NGO Committee on Ageing
    Based in New York, USA, works to raise global awareness of the opportunities and challenges of global ageing; advocates within the United Nations community to further integrate ageing into United Nations policies and programmes and encourages Member States to include ageing needs in social and economic policy considerations.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

  • Healthy and active ageing
    The aim is to promote pan-European economic integration, which includes meeting the policy challenges arising from the ageing population.

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

  • Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)
    Member countries of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have given new momentum to implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its regional implementation strategy by joining forces.

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

  • Healthy and active ageing
    An intergovernmental organization concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research, including ageing.

United States of America

  • U.S. Department on Health and Human Services
    Based in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, an institute that conducts research on the nature of ageing, supporting the health and well-being of older adults and extending the healthy, active years of life for more people.
  • 040: Older People for Older People (European commission)
    A European Union Northern Periphery Programme project funded under the 2007–2013 programme in which workers in partner regions across the north of Europe work with communities to assist them in meeting the service and support needs of their older citizens.
  • AGE-FRIENDLY (European Commission)
    The project aims to fill a major gap in existing literature on active ageing by providing a substantial research base for assisting the development of age-friendly cities.
  • EIP-AHA (European Commission)
    A pilot European Innovation Partnership to increase average healthy life years in the European Union by 2 years by 2020.
  • J-AGE Project (Netherlands organization for health research and development)
    A coordination action for early implementation of the joint programming initiative "More years, better lives—the challenges and opportunities of demographic change".
  • SHARE (European Commission)
    A multidisciplinary, cross-national panel database of micro-data on health, socioeconomic status and social and family networks of more than 55 000 individuals aged 50 or over in 20 European countries.
  • SLIC (European Commission)
    Two projects to address this Issue and emphasize the role of adult learning as a major factor in active ageing.
  • TRAMP (European Commission)
    To facilitate access to Europe for elderly people with limited foreign language skills and to increase transnational mobility within Europe.
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