The week before the International Day of Older Persons, at the end of September, the Bay of Biscay will wash the key reflections of ageing industry, experts, institutions devoted to it and older persons, themselves. 

Population ageing is rapidly accelerating worldwide. For the first time ever, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. These extra years of life have great implications for each of us, and the societies we live in. The Provincial Council of Bizkaia is devoted to create the context where cross-sectorial dialogues and solutions can be born. 

Bizkaia Silver Week gathers in Bilbao-Bizkaia, the heart of the Bay of Biscay, major events on Silver Economy, Active & Healthy Ageing and Demographic Change, to establish a real dialogue on the future of ageing societies in Europe, so that we make ageing just one contextual element of new inclusive prosperity.

Events organised during the Silver Week:

- 22nd to 23rd September: Hack4Elder advantAGE. 24-30 hours-long hackathon and brainstorming event, focused on developing technological and/or non-technological solutions, services, new economic models and/or new pathways to help the elderly release their full potential and added value in society in a creative, multidisciplinary environment.

- 24th to 26th September: AAL FORUM. “AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A growing community of change makers”, is the motto for a major event that brings together every year more than 600 international congress participants, who will be able to find out the latest AAL products and services from exhibitors, 26 workshops and various keynote speakers. 

- 26th September: Stakeholders conference on Active & Healthy Ageing. Open conference for different stakeholders involved in ageing measures and policies at local and European level, where international experts will share global trends and best practices will be showcased.

- 27th to 28th September: Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index. The Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index (AAI) will bring together researchers, civil society representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders, turning to be a multidisciplinary forum for those interested in the use of AAI to enhance the knowledge about ageing and older people and lead to the development of better policies.