The European Centre has been mandated since 2002 to undertake follow-up activities of the “Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing” (MIPPAA). The work had been undertaken with a formal collaboration and the assistance of the UNECE, Geneva. In the first review and appraisal cycle of MIPAA and the Regional Implementation strategy (RIS) between 2003 and 2007/2008, the European Centre provided technical support and helped to review the implementation of the Plan by the UNECE’s Member States, by a monitoring process based on effective exchange of information, experiences and best practices. A new Memorandum of Understanding between UNECE and EC has been signed in March 2009 and is concluded for the period from March 2009 to February 2014. This second phase of the project will be of historical importance and a most critical one, as the challenges facing ageing societies are further pronounced due to demographic advantages now ending in many UNECE countries. A last window of opportunity to implement at least the core measures to live-up to the goals, objectives and ten commitments formulated in 2002 will open between 2007 and 2011. We have published the first Mainstreaming Ageing-Newsletter and the re-organized Monitoring RIS website in order to - deliver knowledge and information about the follow-up to the RIS, - promote exchange of experiences in the field of ageing-related policies, - provide an overview of instruments, activities, and resources, such as country facts and figures.
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