The European population is ageing rapidly, and this is particularly evident in the cities. According to Eurostat, the number of people aged 65 and over will almost double from 17% to 30% by 2060, and those aged 80 and over will rise from 5% to 12%.
The Housing Learning and Improvement Network(LIN) writes:
This significant demographic change is perceived as a major challenge for Europe’s social and health systems.
ESPON ACPA will investigate the effectiveness of policies and initiatives to develop age-friendly cities and initiatives that support ‘ageing in place’ in eight cities and city-regions. ACPA’s results will directly feed into the adaptation and development of policies and action plans related to age-friendly cities and social programmes including post-2020 cohesion policy.