European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

14/02/2012   Committee of the Regions, Brussels

Staying active as we grow older is key for tackling this challenge. This is why the European Union designated 2012 as the “European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations”. Active ageing is about creating a wide range of opportunities for older people to stay in control of their own lives. By giving them access to employment, by enabling them to make an active contribution to society through voluntary work, and by allowing them to live independently for as long as possible thanks to healthy ageing and an age-friendly environment with adapted housing, infrastructure and services.

Over 200 representatives from local, regional and national administrations, institutions, social services and associations joined on 14 February 2012 at the CoR Forum, to discuss the multilevel governance approach of the policy domain and to highlight how local and regional actors improve the conditions for active ageing. The Forum presented good practice in the three major thematic strands of the EY, each of which closely related to the competences of the CoR: Employment, Participation in Society and Independent Living. .

All presentations are available on this web page. A summary report of all sessions and some relevant background information can be found in the proceedings brochure.


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