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.
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.