Adaptation to new demographic trends and challenges posed to the welfare system are two of the focus points of the Baltic Sea Region. These issues will be discussed on 31 May at the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), where Nordregio researchers will present the Silver Economy study.
During the 31 May conference, Nordregio Senior Research Fellow Mats Stjernberg and Director Rolf Elmér will present the report “Unlocking the potential of silver economy in the Nordic Region”. The study examines policies and initiatives to promote the idea of silver economy and the closely related concepts of healthy ageing, active ageing and age-friendliness.
The prerequisites for expanding the Nordic silver economy seem to be relatively good compared to other European countries, and the general trend shows that employment rates are increasing among older age groups, a trend that seems to be connected to the pension system reforms that have been implemented in several countries.
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) is a forum for political dialogue between parliamentarians in the Baltic Sea region, highlighting important issues and supporting initiatives promoting sustainable development in the region.