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To mark International Day of Older Persons, which is commemorated annually on 1st October, the EU-China Social Protection Reform Project (SPRP), a 7 million euro project supported by the European Union, will highlight the important role that older persons play in society and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing, which are common both to China and Europe through a conference on the topic of Population Ageing in China: impact and policy scenarios. The conference will be held on 19th September at the Kuntai Royal Hotel in Beijing.
The conference is structured in four sessions. The first three will address basic issues connected to the process of ageing, such as its impact on the social protection system and its sustainability. We then aim to explore alternative policy measures which could be adopted in China (such as…), and finally look at the implications in relation to the need to establish a sustainable system for long-term care.. The fourth session will be devoted to shareing some key EU-China SPRP contributions to understanding of the ageing process in China and the formulation of policy suggestions.
The Conference will bring together a broad range of stakeholders, including representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to China, Chinese Government Agencies, civil society, international organizations, EU member state embassies and academia, creating a platform for the exchange of experiences and polices on the issue of ageing among Chinese and European policymakers and other actors..
This is one of a series of EU-China dialogue activities under the EU-China Social Protection Reform Project. The project aims to facilitate effective dialogue between the EU and China on experiences and challenges in reforming the social protection system.