Currently, Europe has the highest proportion of older people, with those over 60 accounting for 22% of the continent’s total population. By 2050, this percentage is expected to increase to 34% and Europe will remain the region with the highest proportion of people over 60.  The region’s rising longevity of older Europeans (estimated to increase by 3.2 years between 2015 and 2050) and the rate of ageing is testing the ability of some European governments to provide an adequate quality of life for their older populations.