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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
EC1V 0HB London
31 044 Krakow