This report provides an overview of the outputs from Work Package 1 of the INNOVAGE project which explored social innovations promoting active and healthy ageing, focused on the potential of social innovation to support Healthy Life Years (HLY). Its aims were to gather evidence on successful implementation of social innovation on HLY and undertake a survey of prime examples of social innovation in health and wellbeing of older people, to create a new taxonomy of social innovations in this field.
INNOVAGE is a major three year European project focused on social innovations which support active and healthy ageing.
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the first newsletter of the INNOVAGE project, or to give it its full title, Social Innovations Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing.
Active Senior Citizens for Europe- Although older citizens usually have a positive attitude toward the EU, few are fully aware of what the EU is doing to translate our shared values into concrete outcomes for EU citizens, what are EU competences and how EU policies impact their daily life. As a contribution to EY2013, we will equip groups of seniors with necessary tools and training to disseminate relevant information about the EU to wider groups of seniors in their country and help them develop a stronger sense of belonging to the EU.
Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing to strengthen cooperation among the stakeholders working on active and healthy ageing