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25/02/2013

The 50+ generation is willing to take an active role in discussions about decisions which affect their lives, says a World Café Europe report

The 50+ generation is willing to be actively involved in discussions about fostering active ageing and in the deliberation of policy decisions which affect their lives. This is the message expressed by many of the senior citizens, about 700, who took part in the European Voices for Active Ageing (EVAA) project conducted by World Café Europe in the framework of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.

  21/02/2013

Reforms at all levels needed to take advantage from the benefits of active ageing in the workplace, says new European research

There must be reforms at every level to achieve the multitude of benefits gained from active ageing in the workplace. This is the key element debated in the final report of the European Policy Centre (EPC)-Bertelsmann Stiftung project entitled “Creating Second Career Labour Markets - Towards more Employment Opportunities for Older Workers.”

  20/02/2013

Czech Government approves the National Action Plan Supporting Positive Ageing for 2013-17

The Czech Government approved on 13 February the National Action Plan Supporting Positive Ageing for 2013-17.

  19/02/2013

Vision loss is no longer an inevitable part of getting older, according to new report presented by the International Federation on Ageing

A report just released by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) calls for increased public education and awareness programmes, improved public policies and greater integration of preventive eye health interventions into public health systems.

  11/02/2013

European Commission publishes the brochure 'Active and Healthy Ageing - For you & with you´

“Active and Healthy Ageing - For you & with you” is a new brochure published by the European Commission to highlight the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow related to demographic ageing in Europe.

  08/02/2013

European employer organisations call policy-makers to create the necessary conditions for an effective active ageing in the workplace

The European cross-industry employer organisations BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME have drawn up 10 key messages for policy-makers in order to create the necessary conditions for active ageing to be an efficient and well-functioning policy principle in Europe.

  01/02/2013

Berner Oy receives a National Prize in Finland for its Seniors Programme

The Finnish National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy was awarded on January 15th to Berner Oy, a family company founded in 1883. The biannual award is handed out for activities or innovative approaches that have supported wellbeing at work among older employees and their ability to cope, or their prospects for employment. The prize, which is worth 40,000 Euros, was presented by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen.

  24/01/2013

Munich celebrates with a party the success of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

The City of Munich held on January 17th a big farewell party to the European Year 2012, in which it was actively involved with a special programme including 200 different events, from lectures to courses, excursions and concerts.

  16/01/2013

European Commission publishes brochure analysing the importance of promoting senior entrepreneurship

The European Commission and OECD have joined forces to produce “Policy Brief on Senior Entrepreneurship”, a brochure which emphasises the importance of a shift in entrepreneurship policy to encourage older people to become more active.

  15/01/2013

The age preferred for retirement by Norwegians has increased 3.4 years, according to annual Senior Policy Barometer

The Centre for Senior Policy (CSP) has presented its 10th “Norwegian Senior Policy Barometer”, carried out in 2012 in cooperation with IPSOS and the Norwegian Social Research Institute (NOVA).

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