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The Population Europe Exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”, which has been travelling over the past years throughout Europe, was - by invitation of Heinz Becker, MEP - on display from the 26thto the 29thof September at the European Parliament in Brussels. The exhibition was opened with an event on the 26thSeptember, organised by Population Europe in collaboration with the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change CPC at the University of Southampton and the Office of Mr. Heinz Becker.

The event consisted in a panel debate bringing together Professor Falkingham (Director of the CPC at the University of Southampton, UK) and Professor Börsch-Supan (Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing) joined by Mr. Becker, Ms. Montserrat Mir Roca (Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation ETUC), Professor Helmut Kramer (Founding President of the Austrian Interdisciplinary Platform on Ageing), Mr Stecy Yghemonos  (Executive Director of Eurocarers) and moderator Dr Harald Wilkoszewski (Head of Population Europe’s Brussels Office). The panellists discussed in particular, which reforms are needed to facilitate healthy and active ageing and which role policy makers on the national and EU level, civil society organisations, companies, and individuals play. Highlights from the debate are presented below.

For more information about this event, please click here.