Major reforms needed to improve the quality of care for older people, says new report
According to a new OECD report sponsored by the European Commission. the fastest-growing age group are people over 80 whose number will almost triple by 2060, rising from 4.6% of the population to 12% in 2050 in the European Union.
Social investment: Commission urges Member States to focus on growth and social cohesion
The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.
EU celebrates the third European Day on Solidarity between Generations
To celebrate the 3rd European Day on Solidarity between Generations, the European Commission held a high level conference 'Towards the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012)' on April 29th, 2011.
2012 to be the European Year for Active Ageing
The European Commission has on September 6, 2010 proposed that 2012 be designated as the "European Year for Active Ageing".
Demands for quality and quantity of long-term care services bound to rise, says EU report
The demands for and costs of long-term care provision in the EU will rise significantly by 2050, according to a report presented by the European Commission on 28 April 2008.
Neglect and abuse of older people is widespread, say Europeans
Older people in Europe are vulnerable to poor treatment, neglect and abuse, according to a survey presented by the European Commission on 17 March 2008.