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Activating Senior Potential in Ageing Europe

Objective

The dejuvenation and ageing of Europe's population puts society for some major challenges. The development towards a knowledge-based society requires continues investment in new knowledge and skills. Given the ageing of the population and low fertility rates it also requires high(er) participation rates of females and people over fifty. So far, employers’ and governments’ policies have focused on human capital investments for the younger age categories and have stimulated older workers to retire at a relatively early age, in stead of investing in sustainable workers throughout the life course. This proposal aims for an ambitious, exhaustive examination of the forces and mechanisms behind employers’ and governments’ behaviour and the resulting societal arrangements. To that aim it will use large-scale surveys for the analyses of employers’ behaviour and desk research and interviews to map government behaviour. Statistical and focus group analyses will be used to get insight in the participation and activity rates of people between 50 to 70. Next, the project tries to identify good practices at the company level and at the level of (national or local) government policies that contribute to continuous investment in knowledge and skills throughout the life course, resulting in high activity rates for people between 50 and 70.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 216 854
Administrative Contact
Cisca Van Wonderen (Ms.)

Participants (8)

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 169 836
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Hage (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 572
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Ann Platman (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET VECHTA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 574
Address
Driverstrasse 22
49377 Vechta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frerich Frerichs (Prof.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 174 271
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Per H. Jensen (Prof.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 159 250
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Lamura (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 69 066
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Perek-Bialas (Dr.)
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 183 610
Address
54 Bd Raspail
75270 Paris 6
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hervé De Tricornot (Mr.)
LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 193 770
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Andersson (Dr.)