Top-class active and healthy ageing is in Amsterdam Metropolis

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has once again received a maximum score of 4 stars from the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing. The recognition encourages collaboration to make the region even more 'lifecourse-friendly'.

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing awarded the four stars for the Amsterdam Metropolis‘s position as a reference site.

The European network of reference sites includes 65 regions. With four stars, Amsterdam is seen as a highly inspiring ecosystem, delivering creative and workable innovations at a top level. These improve the lives, vitality and health of the elderly. The solutions are also suitable for scale-up and adoption across the region, nationally and in the EU. A region with a reference site can receive between 1 and 4 stars.

Unique regional ecosystem

The unique regional ecosystem now includes 122 organisations. Partners of the Consortium Active & Healthy Ageing Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (CAHA-AMA) are working together on initiatives for active and healthy ageing. These are at a political, organisational, technological and financial level. The initiatives aim to promote and enhance the health and well-being of all residents in the Amsterdam region.

Addressing challenges

The characteristics of an ageing population and the typical challenges in the Amsterdam metropolis reflect the main urban problems. Such as hyper-diversity, high population density, differences in healthy life expectancy, rising healthcare costs, labour market challenges and lack of adequate housing.

As a partner, the Amsterdam Economic Board is coordinating this partnership. We also support European grant applications, which partners can use to address challenges. Such as for Amsterdam Vital & Healthy, Amsterdam UMC’s Ageing & Later Life programme and our initiative Smart Health Amsterdam.

Sustainable and healthy

Read more about how the Amsterdam Economic Board is committed to a sustainable and healthy living environment.

28 October 2022

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