Cáritas Coimbra attended AgeingFit 2019 International Conference in Lille – France

Cáritas Coimbra was in Lille, France from January 29 to 30 to participate in the 2019 AgeingFit International Conference. Carina Dantas – Director of the Department of Innovation, was representing the institution at the event, moderating the Plenary Session of this Conference.

As longevity rises, a growing population is likely to experience a decline in capability and independence, with increased demands for health and social care services. The consequences of ageing demographic trends in Europe appear to create societal as well as financial challenges and raises several issues. “Which role should public health payers and private insurers play to address the consequences of the ageing demographic trend in Europe?”, was the theme of the debate moderated by Carina Dantas.

How to manage the necessary formal and informal care, services and health care costs to assist older and dependent people? Which part to be played by public health payers and private insurers? Through feedback and discussions from different countries, this plenary session reviewed the ongoing experimentations and systems developed in Europe to manage the implications of the old-age dependency ratio.

Cáritas Coimbra took advantage of this event to disseminate the project Smartwork, a project funded by Horizon 2020 with the objective to design and test friendly environments for workers over 55.

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