Unifying Generations: Building the Pathway to Intergenerational Solidarity

21st June 2022, Brussels

An Edwards Lifesciences exclusive event to mark the launch of its Unifying Generations report, including survey data of 12,850 citizens across 6 European nations.

About the event

The European population is ageing. By 2040, 155 million people are expected to be over 65. This demographic change means, for the first time, four generations share a longer lifespan together. This evolution is often referred to as a challenge, but this ignores the considerable benefits that society can gain from an experienced, active, and engaged third generation. Above all else, this group can play an important role in building greater intergenerational cohesion.

As we emerge from the pandemic, does intergenerational conflict still exist and how has this been impacted after the last two years? What role does the senior population play in society? What can we do to enhance intergenerational cohesion?

Building on insights from a survey conducted among 12,850 citizens across 6 European nations, this one-of-a-kind event will involve a panel of experts in the field of intergenerational solidarity, demographic change, and healthy ageing, who will be discussing the results from the report and proposing solutions on how to build a stronger society for all ages.

On the day
This one-of-a-kind event will be joined by a panel of pan-European experts and researchers in the field of healthy ageing and demographic change:

Jean-Luc Lemercier,
Corporate Vice President EMEACLA, Edwards Lifesciences

Adrienne McCann,
Research Manager, Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University/Age Friendly Ireland

Catherine Elliott O’Dare,
Assistant Professor in Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin

Guillaume Fowler,
Student, Sciences Po Paris

The Report

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The Recording


Townhall Europe
Square de Meeûs 5-6,
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Airport: 24 minutes by car
Eurostar: 18 minutes by car

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