2012 – European Year for Active Ageing
The European Union has declared 2012 as the ‘Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations’. This provides an occasion to remember that Europeans are living longer and healthier nowadays and to reflect on the prospects this offers.
Active ageing provides baby-boomers and the future elderly population with an opportunity to keep working and share their experience, as well as to continue playing an active role in society and leading as healthy and enriching a life as possible.
The European Commission, the Committee of the Regions and AGE Platform Europe have published a brochure on the subject, entitled ‘How to promote active ageing in Europe – EU support to local and regional actors’. This document features examples of projects funded by the EU which support the objectives of the 2012 European Year and provides an overview of the funding programmes which the EU makes available to local, regional and national actors.