For the first time in human history, there are more people over the age of 65 than children under the age of five. And by 2050 the number of people aged over 80 will triple. The statistics show a new reality. At the same time, this longevity revolution is by no means only about older persons. Longer lives don’t just add years to the end of life, but extend and transform all stages of life.
Identifying the opportunities and challenges that this demographic shift and the multi-staged human lifespan represent in our society is key, with profound implications in areas such as urban planning, education, healthcare and prevention of diseases, labor market, mobility, culture, governance...
Powered by Ashoka, the BBK New Longevity Summit is a global gathering to connect avant-garde ideas in the field of longevity. Together, we will learn from social entrepreneurs addressing longevity with systems-changing approaches, connect local and international changemakers, and generate alliances between social entrepreneurs, business/industry leaders, companies and philanthropists.
Spain is among the countries in the world with the oldest population, and particularly the Basque region, where it's estimated that 3 out of 10 people will be over 65, by 2031.
This is why the Bilbao-based bank foundation BBK and Ashoka have joined forced to address the systemic challenges linked to aging and longevity.
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New Longevity Summit Elements
🤝 Lifelong Contribution & Connection
Creating value at every stage of life, connected to others.
📔 Lifelong Learning
Growing, renewing, adapting to an ever-changing world.
💶 Lifelong Economic Security
Building shared financial security through mutualism.
🧠 Lifelong Well-Being
Nurturing physical, mental, and social well-being throughout life.
☝️ Lifelong Self-Definition
Creating and renewing identity throughout life.
The BBK Foundation works to contribute to the economic development and social cohesion of the Basque region (Basque Country, Spain) and its citizens. BBK cooperates with people, teams and organizations with whom it shares its values and objectives. It chooses creativity and innovation as the driving force in all its projects, and is committed to networking and cooperation with all agents, public and private. BBK prioritizes sustainable development that meets current social and environmental needs, through a relevant and leading social impact. It is recognized as one of the most relevant social institutions in the Basque Country and Spain.