European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing – EICA

EICA is the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing, set up with the support of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), aimed to diversify the institution activities in education of non-geriatrician medical specialists caring old patients, GPs and healthcare workers.

Why was EICA developed?

EICA aims to fill an educational gap in the care of older adults, by organizing interdisciplinary activities in geriatrics and age-related issues.

In parallel, EICA should translate the scientific research results published by the European Community in practical language able to transfer the knowledge to decision makers and the wider public.

Activities: higher education courses for medical specialists

Since December 2015 interprofessional courses have been regularly organized (see “EICA Events“).

The courses are organized by the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing (EICA), in collaboration with:

  • VIU (Venice International University)
  • EuGMS (European Union Geriatric Medicine Society)
  • IAGG-ER (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – European Region)
  • IFA (International Federation of Ageing)

Every course has additional partners for scientific cooperation and communication depending on the different course topics.


VIU is something unique in the international academic panorama: a group of Universities from all over the world sharing a common Campus on the Island of San Servolo, in the Venice lagoon. These universities devise study programs collegially to prepare their students to face the global challenges of today: Sustainable Development, Ageing and Welfare, Global Ethics and Cultural Heritage are central topics of VIU programs.