As part of its work around demographic change in the EU, the European Commission published its "Green Paper on Ageing", earlier this year. The paper launched a broad policy debate about challenges and opportunities presented by ageing demographics. We have submitted a response, identifying a broad range of topics and themes, to ensure that the specific needs of people with dementia are addressed.
Lithuania is one of few countries in the European Union without a national dementia plan. To try to move things forward, a new association, Dementia Lithuania, was formed in early 2021, aiming to represent people living with dementia and their carers, locally and internationally.
Dementia Lithuania has now launched a project, "Towards Dementia Strategy: Situation Analysis and Public Awareness”, which is supported by the European Economic Area (EEA) financial mechanism and will be implemented in 2021-2023.
Following a plenary vote, the European Parliament has formally approved the Horizon Europe 2021-2027 research and innovation programme.
The programme was already provisionally put in place by the European Commission from 1 January 2021. MEPs gave their final approval to the agreement with the European Council on the Horizon Europe regulation.
We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts and register for the upcoming 31st Annual Conference of Alzheimer Europe #31AEC, which will now be held as a virtual conference, under the banner “Resilience in dementia: Moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic”. Following the success of our first ever virtual conference in 2020, we look forward to welcoming delegates and speakers to our second virtual conference from 29 November to 1 December 2021.
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