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Demographic change in European Regions

Declining, Ageing and Regional Transformation (DART) are challenges for many regions across Europe. For this reason 13 regions – all affected by declining and ageing – did co-operate to benchmark, identify and transfer appropriate solutions for dealing with demographic change.

DART defined new common indicators for measuring decline and other symptoms of demographic change in European regions. These indicators allowed a comparison of data to be made between different regions.

DART identified good practices which strengthen the economy and which concern educational as well as health care and social services in each region. The best of these practices were transferred to other regions.

DART made political recommendations to regional and European stakeholders and raise public and political awareness with regard to declining and ageing regions.

The project ended in 2012.

DART Final Conference took place on 3rd September 2012 in Potsdam, Germany.



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Tarja Cronberg

Member of European Parliament (since 2011)

In Finland the declining and ageing society is usually seen as a serious problem with negative consequences. Therefore a strong change in attitudes is needed. When facing challenges, the North Karelia has already several times assumed the role of forerunner. Once again we need to review new structures, models and tools, as well as find innovative solutions aiming to improve tomorrow's prerequisite for living and working in our region. The main concern of the DART project is highly topical and any outcomes of fruitful European collaboration are warmly welcomed.