Extracts from the press conference by László Andor on the 2012 Eurobarometer survey on active ageing
On 13/01/2012 in Brussels, László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, made a statement to present the Eurobarometer survey on active ageing.
To mark the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, issued a new publication "Active ageing and solidarity between generations – a statistical portrait of the European Union 2012", prepared in collaboration with the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
This publication presented data on topics such as demography, employment, transition from work to retirement, healthcare, living conditions and participation in society. In this News Release the most recent data on demographic trends and employment amongst the older population were presented, while more information on attitudes towards ageing and the participation of older persons in society could be found in a new Eurobarometer survey from the European Commission as well as in the Eurostat publication.