Creating age-friendly cities in the Nordic Region

15.10.18 | Event
People are living increasingly long lives in the Nordic Region, which means the population is aging. Although this is a positive trend, it is one that poses some major challenges in terms of housing and transport, urban planning, health and medical care, and social services. We need to develop our societies to cater for our living longer so that we can all enjoy a good quality of life as we grow older.


15 - 16.10.2018
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel
Frosundaviks Alle 15
169 04 Stockholm


So how do we create these age-friendly societies? Many municipalities in the Nordic Region are working hard to become better places to grow old. Seven Nordic cities have joined the World Health Organisation’s Age-friendly cities and communities network. Some of these are described in the Nordic Welfare Centre’s publication A better environment to age in (2018). The cities in the network have undertaken to work with a long-term perspective in several areas to involve older people in their efforts. 

Inclusive social planning must be based on human diversity and contribute to sustainable development. In this way, a universally designed society becomes an investment. 

This is the first major Nordic conference addressing age-friendly cities. The purpose of the conference is to pave the way for the establishment of a strong Nordic network that can work on these issues in the years to come. 

The conference programme includes experts, politicians, researchers, and representatives of retirement organisations in the Nordic countries. They will provide inspiration and ideas for changes and improvements. 

The conference takes place in Solna on the outskirts of Stockholm on 15 and 16 October 2018. It is aimed at politicians, executives, and civil servants at national and local level, as well as organisations in the Nordic countries, the Faroe Islands, Åland, and Greenland. 

The conference is being organised by the Nordic Welfare Centre on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers and in close co-operation with the Swedish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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Unable to attend in person? You can watch the whole conference on the Nordic Welfare Centre’s YouTube channel:

Deadline for registration

21 September 2018, 20:59

Hotel booking

The organisers have reserved a number of hotel rooms at the Radisson Royal Park Hotel. The price for a single room is SEK 1,495. The price includes breakfast and access to the hotel spa. Participants must cover the cost of the hotel themselves. Payment is required upon check-out at the hotel.

Rooms can been booked using the registration form. 

Hotel rooms can be booked until 17 September 2018 (subject to availability).