Eighty is the new twenty! According to a recent United Nations report, the number of older people worldwide – those aged 60 years or older – is expected to grow by 56 per cent between 2015 and 2030, i.e. from 901 million to more than 1.4 billion. A demographic shift the MEPs took a keen interest in. On 28th of June, the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Public Services and Common Goods teamed up with the subgroup on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations to hold a conference on the so-called silver economy, our IATE Term of the Week.