The European Commission has published the brochure "The EU Contribution to
Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations", a comprehensive document
which sets out what the European Union is doing to encourage active ageing.
Released within the frame of the European Year 2012, the 24-page brochure
presents the EU's efforts regarding the active ageing agenda.
The main tools to support active ageing are in the hands of policymakers in the
Member States. However, the EU can mobilise a wide range of policy instruments
to support national governments and other stakeholders in their efforts. Hence,
the brochure covers existing measures at EU level, but also looks at others
that are still being discussed, such as legislation in the pipeline and
proposals for funding programmes in the new 2014-20 budget cycle. The overall
aim is to inspire more determined efforts in all Member States to promote
active ageing, thereby ensuring that solidarity between generations can
withstand the test of population ageing.
The European Commission supports Member States' efforts through European
campaigns and awareness-raising initiatives in the context of a multiannual
strategy on health and
safety at work (2007-12) that is currently being evaluated. The European Agency
for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is a key player in this strategy.
The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012
provides an opportunity to think about what we can do to make active ageing a
reality and to commit to new initiatives in the years to come.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work