Policy Ideas Competition Launched by the Legatum Institute


The Legatum Institute Launches Prize Competition For Young Thinkers:

‘How Can Ageing Societies Become More Prosperous Societies?’


The Legatum Institute, an international think tank based in London, in partnership with global insurance company AIG Europe Limited, is today launching the AIG Legatum Prize which considers the question ‘How can ageing societies become more prosperous societies?”.

The Legatum Institute is asking people under the age of 35 around the world to submit essays seeking the best solutions to improve the prosperity of ageing societies. A panel of four judges will select a shortlist of finalists in January 2016 with the winner and two runners up expected to be announced in March 2016.

The panel of judges are:

•     Martyn Lewis CBE, broadcaster, journalist and Chairman of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

•     Julia Manning, founder and Chief Executive of 2020health

•     Rudi Westendorp, Professor of Old-Age Medicine at the University of Copenhagen

•     Adam Winslow, Chief Executive Officer of AIG Life Limited

The winner and runners up will be awarded with cash prizes and the opportunity to have their work published in a volume produced by the Legatum Institute.

Stephen Clarke, Programme Manager at the Legatum Institute, said:

“Over the next 40 years, the number of people over 60 is set to jump from 800 million to 2 billion. This huge increase will pose enormous economic, political and health-related challenges. At present the world is not ready to meet them.

“The current generation is struggling to get to grips with the implications of an ageing society. The 2015 prize seeks to find solutions to such a pressing problem.”

For full details about the competition, please click here.

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