ASPA: Activating Senior Potential in Ageing Europe
project

The dejuvenation and ageing of Europe's population puts society for some major challenges. The development towards a knowledge-based society requires continues investment in new knowledge and skills. Given the ageing of the population and low fertility rates it also requires high(er) participation rates of females and people over fifty. So far, employers’ and governments’ policies have focused on human capital investments for the younger age categories and have stimulated older workers to retire at a relatively early age, in stead of investing in sustainable workers throughout the life course. This proposal aims for an ambitious, exhaustive examination of the forces and mechanisms behind employers’ and governments’ behaviour and the resulting societal arrangements. To that aim it will use large-scale surveys for the analyses of employers’ behaviour and desk research and interviews to map government behaviour. Statistical and focus group analyses will be used to get insight in the participation and activity rates of people between 50 to 70. Next, the project tries to identify good practices at the company level and at the level of (national or local) government policies that contribute to continuous investment in knowledge and skills throughout the life course, resulting in high activity rates for people between 50 and 70.

CORDIS: 216289
From 2008-02-01 to 2011-06-30

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Coordinator: UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

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    Demography

    Fertility, mortality and migration have strong, long-lasting impacts on every society. Demography is also entrenched with many characteristics affecting societal and individual...

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Results

Research into ageing and its impacts on European labour is producing knowledge that can help employers and policymakers better use the potential of the elderly in the workforce.

Report summaries

http://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/56032_en.html

Additional Info

Funded / Co-funded FP7-SSH
Call Name FP7-SSH-2007-1
Funding Scheme CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
Partners
  • AALBORG UNIVERSITET
  • KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
  • ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
  • LINNEUNIVERSITETET
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
  • UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
  • UNIVERSITY OF VECHTA - HOCHSCHULE VECHTA
  • ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA

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