DCRN (Demographic Change Regions Network)

DCRN, founded in 2006, focuses  on challenges presented by demographic change – ageing, declining and migration of population. The themes of interest include social, economic, educational and health issues. Some 40 Brussels based EU-offices, representing regions facing demographic changes, are joined together by the network. Activities consist of regular meetings, workshops, seminars and the exchange of best practices.

The main goals of the network include:

• Increasing the awareness of representatives of the European institutions of the specific needs of regions affected by demographic change,
• sharing information and experiences on demographic change issues,
• improving the cooperation among Brussels based regional offices,
• developing common EU-projects,
• promoting cooperation between the regions and stakeholders, such as NGO´s and universities.

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