This past year has put a strain on our lives and questioned established habits – the global health crisis has jeopardised every face-to-face event planned for this period – but it was also an opportunity to give a boost to embrace the digital revolution.
The first reflection of this new approach is our decision to move the AAL Forum 2021 entirely online to ensure everyone’s safety. It will take place officially between 18 and 20 October, as the main event of the II edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing (EWAHA), from 18 to 22 October.
The first edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing, organized by the AAL Programme jointly with the EIPA AHA and the MYBL, took place between 2 and 6 November 2020 in an online format, gathering almost 800 participants from across Europe, Canada, Taiwan, Australia and other countries.
AAL Forum is not a one country event as well, therefore – due to the growing incertitude about mobility, restrictions, and health security – we decided to put everyone’s safety first, hoping that we will be soon shake hands in person again, when this pandemic will be just a memory.