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MOPACT Result In Brief

Project ID: 320333
Funded under: FP7-SSH
Country: United Kingdom

Active ageing in Europe

Creating innovative policies and approaches that can assist public authorities is a direct and innovative approach to improving the livelihood of older Europeans.
Active ageing in Europe
A large part of ageing well is determined by social and economic factors. As the number of older Europeans is increasing and changes in the labour market unfold, a new paradigm is needed to adapt well to this demographic group.

MOPACT (Mobilising the potential of active ageing in Europe) is an EU-funded project that seeks to make longevity an asset for social and economic development. The work is aimed at the key challenges that come with ageing. The agenda includes the economic sustainability of pensions, welfare systems and healthcare; the structural lag between changes in society and subsequent changes in societal institutions and attitudes; and the rising need for long-term care.

In a collaborative effort including 29 partners from 13 European countries, the boundaries between demographic developments and the extent of their economic and social impact are being examined. The multidisciplinary group has divided the research into eight scientific themes. These cover economic consequences of ageing; extending working lives; pension systems, savings and financial education; health and well-being; biogerontology; built and technological environment; social support and long-term care; and enhancing active citizenship.

Final results will include a report that synthesises the knowledge covered by the team. Primarily, the work will help advance the knowledge base for policy and practice and help make longevity an asset.

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Active ageing, ageing, older Europeans, longevity, economic development
Record Number: 175092 / Last updated on: 2016-02-04
Domain: Industrial Technologies
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