Active Ageing citizens at the center of EU health policy
Co-funded by the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013)
Active Citizenship Network celebrated the 6th European Patients' Rights Day on the 15th and 16th of May 2012 with a conference in Brussels entitled "Active Ageing citizens at the centre of EU health policy". The conference was entirely focused on the European topic of the year, "Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations". Insofar as the ageing citizens' number is rapidly increasing (Europeans aged 65+ are expected to increase by 45% between 2008 and 2030, and even further up to 30% of the population by 2060), the issues of their access to health care services and the respect of their rights as patients are becoming central and highly challenging.
The conference in numbers
120 Participants from 21 Countries; 45 national and European Patients’ Associations; 3 European Institutions: EU Commission, EP, EESC; 26 speakers; 2 sessions; 1 roundtable discussion; 3 workshops to share ideas and produce recommendations; 40 NGOs best practices collected in a report 10 examples of NGOs’ best practices presented during the plenary session. 13 Recommendations produced on active participation of ageing people. 3 Social Networks (ACN Facebook, Twitter, Scribd) described live all the conference.
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Sixth Patients' Rights Day (video)