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Population Aging: New Data and New Challenges


The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) DIALOGUES discuss population ageing, new data, and the unprecedented challenges posed by long-term population decline in Greece.  

A steady increase in life expectancy and sustained low birth rates, in recent years, have led to continued population ageing in the Western world in general and in Greece in particular that is expected to intensify in the coming decades. On the last Wednesday of February, the SNF DIALOGUES embarked on a discussion on population aging and Greece’s demographic evolution. Why is European aging a major issue of concern to the European Union, and at what rate is Greece getting older? Through an open conversation with researchers and experts, the DIALOGUES discussed the factors that drive demographic change, as well as what that change means for a country, its economy, and its social structure. What will the consequences of long-term and large-scale population decline be for Greece? What stereotypes related to aging prevail in our families, social circles, and workplaces, and how can we overcome them?

The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DIALOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.


Wednesday 26 February 2020
18:30 EET


The HUB Events - 5 Alkminis Street Athens
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) DIALOGUES discussed population aging, new data, and the unprecedented challenges posed by long-term population decline in Greece. 



Venetia Koussia

Venetia Koussia

DG Council on Competitiveness of Greece - BoD Advisor
Myrto-Maria Ranga

Myrto-Maria Ranga

CEO 50plus Hellas – Psychogerontologist
Alexandra Tragaki

Alexandra Tragaki

Associate Professor, Demography Economics, Harokopio University
John Yfantopoulos

John Yfantopoulos

University of Athens Professor, ΜΒΑ-Health Program Director, University of Athens