The National Institute of Public Health in Slovenia and EuroHealthNet organised a study visit last July to help stakeholders from across Europe learn more about the healthy and active aging initiatives being undertaken across Slovenia, and how it is facing the challenge of maintaining a healthy and active ageing population.
The visit was an opportunity to understand and exchange information on how to work across sectors in the area of healthy and active ageing. Current societal challenges, like migration and demographic change, were addressed and discussed with Slovenian economic and social experts.
In particular, participants learned more about the active and healthy ageing Slovenia (AHA.sl) project, which focused on
- prolonged employment and delayed retirement,
- tools promoting and supporting active and healthy ageing in all population groups,
- long-term care, integrating social and health services at local level.
Throughout the project, an active outreach strategy with innovative networking approaches helped to engage a wide range of stakeholders.