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Overcoming the barriers and seizing the opportunities for active ageing policies in europe

Objective

Demographic ageing is a key challenge European policy-makers will face in the coming decades. An ageing society will strain European labor markets, pension systems and health care systems. Yet, demographic ageing also is a unique opportunity for Europe: increasingly, older Europeans represent a rich reservoir of skills and experience. Current reforms in these sectors have coped with demographic ageing by focusing on the supply-side of the equation. Recently, European policy-makers have demanded a more holistic and pro-active policy approach that reduces the demand for social and health care services in old age. These policies, so-called active ageing reforms, ensure that European citizens can actively participate in the economy and society in older age. The ActivAge project, then, identifies maps and analyses the socio-institutional, economic, and political realities facing the implementation of active ageing policies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Address
Schottenfeldgasse 69/1
Wien
Austria

Participants (9)

CENTRE INTERDISCIPLINAIRE DE RECHERCHE COMPARATIVES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Rue Du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 91
75008 Paris
CITY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
ECONCEPT AG ECONOMY AND POLICY CONSULTANTS
Switzerland
Address
Lavaterstrasse 66
8002 Zurich
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Groclzka 52
31 044 Krakow
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Nizza 128
00198 Roma
THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE FINNISH ECONOMY
Finland
Address
Loennrotinkatu, 4B
00120 Helsinki
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Parkallee 39
28209 Bremen
UNIVERSITY MASARYK IN BRNO
Czechia
Address
Gorkeho, 7
60200 Brno
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
Prof Keysersgt. 8
5020 Bergen