The Silver Economy Awards is the first European-level award scheme rewarding innovative solutions that support the growth of the European silver economy. It aims to help local and regional authorities to deliver better services for their ageing population, improve the quality of life of older people in Europe and highlight economic opportunities connected with adequately responding to ongoing demographic developments.
Aimed at all those responding to the opportunities of our aging populations with game-changing solutions, the Silver Economy Awards will be open to submissions from organisations, companies and research institutions. From healthcare and active aging to lifestyle finance, transport and employment, solutions will be welcomed from the broad spectrum of areas that make up the silver economy.
Powered by the EU-funded SEED project, the Silver Economy Awards also benefit from the strong support of the European Covenant on Demographic Change as well as the CORAL network, the AAL Joint Programme, the EIP AHA Action Groups, ASHOKA, ERRIN, Digitaleurope, EuroCarers, and a number of highly committed regional and local governments.
Through this unique partnership, we aim to offer strong Awards that will catalyse the silver economy and support the creation of age-friendly environments across Europe.
Categories for the competition will be established over the coming months and submission will be open in summer 2017. The first Silver Economy Awards ceremony will take place spring 2018.