CIHR Institutes and SSHRC Host International Meeting on Demographic Change

The CIHR Institutes of Aging and Health Services and Policy Research have partnered with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to host a two-day international meeting focused on demographic change.

The General Assembly of the Joint Programming Initiative on More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change (MYBL) will meet on June 20 and 21 in Montreal. It is the first General Assembly meeting to be held outside Europe. The meeting brings together experts from leading funding agencies from across Europe and the Americas.

Joint Programming is an approach that fosters collaboration and coordination in R&D in Europe. The MYBL initiative aims to increase coordinated investment between participating countries in research covering a wide range of fields and policy topics, from health to social welfare, education and learning, work and productivity to housing, urban and rural development and mobility. There are currently 15 European countries plus Canada and Israel participating in the initiative. Since 2015, Canada has been represented by CIHR and SSHRC.

In an effort to broaden membership and establish a truly worldwide collaboration, CIHR and SSHRC have facilitated the participation of non-member countries, such as the Australia, Brazil, and the United States.

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