On our way to a healthier future
Where no matter the age,
one can be productive and
enjoy life to the fullest

We are living longer than ever before. But as a consequence we live a relative big part of our time frail and sick. This can be fixed with healthy longevity (or healthy aging) research, which is the field studying the underlying mechanisms of aging.

As we get older the chance of getting ill from cancer, dementia, heart diseases and other severe illnesses becomes more likely.

Because aging is a root cause for a lot of these illnesses, healthy longevity can play a vital role in keeping humans and animals healthy for 99% of their lives in the next few decades.

The European Longevity Initiative (ELI for short) is created to raise awareness with the general public. And also to advocate to governments and investors to fund these types of research projects in the European Union.

ELI is a non-government organization run by professionals with years of experience in the field and a team of passionate volunteers.

A future where you don’t need to worry about your health

Endorse our proposal

The Conference on the Future of Europe gives us a real opportunity to give a strong push to the healthy longevity cause at a EU level.

By endorsing you are helping to make humans more healthy as we are trying to eradicate frailness and severe illnesses such as cancer, heart diseases, dementia etc. that come with getting older, by researching the root cause that bind these together.

Healthy longevity research has a lot of potential and can produce results in the next few decades. But only if we can raise awareness with the public and governments as soon as possible.

Our proposal is already very popular and has the most votes in the health category on the conference website!

  1. Voters need to register at (the website is confusing and slow, please be patient)
  2. Once logged in, please go to
  3. Click ‘Endorse’


Explaining the basics

TED talk by Cynthia Kenyon

“What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. Elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life.”

Rational Mind with Pietro Boselli

“Ageing has always been considered an unavoidable feature of the human condition. In the last 150 years advancements in science and technology have doubled human life expectancy, by fighting disease and improving nutrition and quality of life.

Now that we live longer, the global population is ageing more and more. The question is, do we really need to age?”

João Pedro de Magalhães presentation

“Professor João Pedro de Magalhães compares and contrasts delaying vs. ending age-related diseases in a presentation at’s 2021 EARD conference.”