Maximising the potential of the UK and Europe’s ageing population – Lessons from Asia and the rest of the world

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In April 2016, ILC-UK and the Global Aging Institute hosted roundtable discussions in London and Brussels to consider what the UK, and Europe, can learn from different Asian countries’ responses to rapidly ageing societies; both events were supported by Prudential Plc.

On Wednesday, 20th April 2016 a discussion was hosted in the House of Lords to focus on how the UK can adapt to the demographic challenge posed by an ageing population. Various topics, emerging from the Global Aging Institute’s research in East Asia were considered, including addressing productivity challenges, changing dependency ratios, gender disparities and the changing nature of intergenerational dependence.

Please see below for a summary of the points raised at this roundtable discussion

Maximising the potential of the UK’s ageing population. Lessons from Asia and the rest of the world from ILC- UK

On Thursday, 21st April 2016 a similar roundtable discussion was held in Brussels, convening various European Commissioners to examine Asian best practice, again supported by Prudential Plc.

Participants focused on how different Asian countries address the demographic challenge posed by an ageing society, and how they respond to the social mood relating to work and retirement; participants also considered how healthcare can meet the challenges posed by rapidly ageing societies across Europe.

Please see below for a summary of the points raised at this roundtable discussion

Maximising the potential of the UK’s ageing population. Lessons from Asia and the rest of the world – Meeting with European Commissioners from ILC- UK

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