26.11.2010: Report of Stakeholder Consultation Conference European Innovation on "Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing"
The event was a first occasion for stakeholders to put forward their views and, most importantly, their ideas on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (the EIP, the Partnership). It gathered more than 150 stakeholders from along the entire innovation chain, including public authorities, patients and senior citizens' organisations, healty Ageih professionals associations, industry and other organisations active in aged related issues (among which Echo – The European Confederation of Care Home Organisations) who exchanged views on the need for the Partnership, possible areas where the Partnership could have an impact, what it could achieve and how.
Mrs Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda and Mr John Dalli, Commissioner for Health and Consumers, as well as Mrs Máire Geoghegan‐Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science honoured the Conference with their presence and keynote addresses.
Mrs Paola Testori Coggi, Director‐General for Health and Consumers, and Mr Robert Madelin, Director‐General for Information Society and Media, moderated the discussions during morning and afternoon sessions.