SAPEA report on how to transform the future of ageing is published today

SAPEA report on how to transform the future of ageing is published today

A major new Evidence Review Report entitled Transforming the Future of Ageing has been published today by SAPEA and led by the Federation of European Academies of Medicine. The report is destined for the desks of the new European Commissioners expected to take office later in 2019. It reviews the best evidence on what public policies might help EU countries to achieve inclusive, fair and sustainable health and social care in the future.

The authors, leading scientists nominated by academies across Europe, conclude that the ageing process needs to be transformed – and that the best way to improve life outcomes in old age is to anticipate and tackle them in youth and middle age.

A total of six SAPEA Working Group members were nominated by Academia Europaea. Two of them belong to young national academies and one of them was put forward by COST (European Cooperation in Science & Technology).

The systematic literature search for this report was conducted by the Cardiff University Library Service and designed in collaboration with the working group members. A total of 39 searches were undertaken by Delyth Morris, Subject Librarian (Medicine) in the Health Library.

Professor Sierd Cloetingh, President of Academia Europaea and Chair of the SAPEA board, said:

“Ageing is a topic which affects all societies everywhere, and this report is a vital contribution to the European debate at a time when key policy decisions must be made.

“The world-class expertise that SAPEA has brought together, drawing on a wide range of disciplines, will enable the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to come to a suitably well-informed opinion, based on the evidence and options our academies have provided.”

The SAPEA report informs the forthcoming Scientific Opinion from the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, which will be delivered directly to European Commissioners to inform future policymaking.

27th June 2019. For further information please contact Esther Dorado-Ladera, Executive Officer (Projects)
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