24 July 2013

Support the development of comprehensive active ageing strategies

DEADLINE: 30 September 2013

Due to rising life expectancy and declining fertility rates, the proportion of older people in Europe is increasing rapidly. It is projected that by 2050, the ratio of people over 65 compared to the working age population (15-64 years of age) will reach 50% - double of the current levels. The present situation poses a challenge to the labour supply and to social protection systems.
The aim of the "active ageing" policy approach is to allow older people to remain longer in the labour market, to participate actively in society and to live independently as long as possible. The aim of this call for proposals is to provide financial support for Member State national public authorities willing to engage in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies for active ageing. Support will be provided to national authorities wishing to involve different policy areas as well as different levels of governance and relevant stakeholders to enhance their capacity to take concrete actions for tackling the challenges posed by ageing populations.

The project proposals should start with an analysis of the specific challenges and the potentials for promoting active ageing. Based on this analysis of the present situation the proposals should demonstrate how a comprehensive strategy can contribute to improving the conditions for active ageing. Projects could either aim for:
  • designing and implementing a new comprehensive strategy
  • improving an existing one.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at € 2.000.000.