Scenarios at the year 2050 are designed to help decision-makers and stakeholders "think outside the box” and to identify strategies, including for the medium term (e.g. to 2020-2025), to move towards desirable futures. The approach adopted by FRESHER team is highly participatory, and relies heavily on the inputs provided by the project partners and by a wide community of experts through on-line surveys and a series of dedicated workshops.
During the horizon scanning process, we have identified eight trends with high implications on citizens’ health and the diffusion of Non Communicable Diseases. These include macro trends that affect the overall socio-economic, such as the ageing of population, the urbanization, the pace of technological progress, climate change, globalization, rise of inequalities but also trends specific for the health field, such as citizens empowerment and innovation in medicine. For each trend, we have compiled a factsheet that offers a quick view on its evolution and on its implication on health and NCDs.
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