- Upcoming relevant events: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1498_en
- Follow the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD): https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/
- ENRD & Smart Villages: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/enrd-thematic-work/smart-and-competitive-rural-areas/smart-villages_en
- Smart Villages Network: https://www.smart-village-network.eu/
Ageing in rural Europe: opportunities for local economies
Hosted by Birgitta Sacrédeus, member of the European Committee of the Regions.
By 2070, 30% of Europe’s population will be aged 65 and over, which is 10% more than today. Rural and mountainous areas are particularly affected by this demographic change but often lack the goods, services and infrastructure that meet the needs of the older population. Rural Europe musts create living environments that meet the needs of older people. In these territories, the Silver Economy can help to improve the quality of life of older adults, while at the same time creating economic opportunities for businesses.
With the contribution of 8 rural and mountainous regions and representatives of European institutions, the conference will be an opportunity to explore the challenges of ageing in rural Europe and to provide solutions and inspiration to territories facing similar challenges.