In Europe and around the world, people are living longer than ever before. This is one of the greatest achievements of the past century, but it also brings challenges for European societies and the EU as a whole.
We must adjust to an ageing and shrinking workforce, and find financially viable ways to deliver high-quality health and social care for all.
There is an advice group of academia to the EU on scientific issues: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA). I have been part of a group that wrote a report on Transforming the future of Ageing. Like the World Health Report on Ageing 2015/2018, you can also refer to this European report for grant applications.