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Activating Senior Potential in Ageing Europe

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.

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)

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KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 169 836

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 154 572

UNIVERSITAET VECHTA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 574

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 174 271

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 159 250

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 69 066

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 183 610

LINNEUNIVERSITETET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 193 770

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 216289

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 977 003,30

  • EU contribution

    € 1 489 803

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands