EuroHealthNet Webinar: Ageing, Health and the City in Times of COVID-19.

Monday 6 July 2020

11.00-12.00 CET

Open to non-members

The urbanisation and the ageing of our populations are interlinked – our cities are becoming older, too. This has important implications for public health, both in terms of physical as well as mental health. Cities’ capacity to moderate the exposure and vulnerability to risk factors and to exploit better the assets of urban settings, can play a crucial role in fostering healthy ageing. This is crucial to reduce the demand for healthcare and social welfare and ensure resilient health systems, and it is also an equity issue – it is our duty to make sure that no one is left behind.

Join us on 6 July to discuss the impact of the urban environment on the health of older people, and to explore opportunities offered by urban settings to promote their wellbeing. Expert speakers will bridge the gap between evidence and practice, to identify promising entry points for interventions. They will also reflect on lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic, and discuss how to ensure an inclusive recovery and future pandemic preparedness. The webinar will also examine EU priorities and initiatives in this field, including Covid-related recovery instruments and budgets.

Participants will be encouraged to actively engage with speakers during the Q&A. We hope to see you there!


Find the event report here.