Alpine Space Transnational Governance of Active and Healthy Ageing (ASTAHG)

Governments in the Alpine Space recognise the need to promote policies for active and healthy ageing (AHA). Ideally, efforts should be coordinated between authorities of different sectors, private operators, local governments, and researchers. In reality, however, the topic is often managed entirely by healthcare and welfare authorities, which limits the perspective of active ageing to the health and independent living domains and neglects cultural, economic, and social aspects which also actively involve the elderly. ASTAHG will identify and tackle common challenges for promoting AHA within and across regions. It will help Alpine Space regional governments to implement and monitor their AHA policies, local governments in identifying the most suitable initiatives for their territorial context and social innovators in channelling their services and products through local and international funding opportunities. ASTAHG will establish a transnational governance board involving the Alpine Space regions to identify common challenges in governance and innovation for AHA and to join efforts for finding new solutions. Governance models and a framework for innovation delivery will be proposed to Alpine Space territories in order to coordinate AHA initiatives and policies across different sectors, at different territorial levels and involving all relevant actors.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

AREA Science Park (Italy)

Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy)

Local Health Authority n.1 Dolomiti (Italy)

National Institute of Public Health (Slovenia)

University of Salzburg (Austria)