Aims and Objectives
ACTIVEAGE is a thematic networks focused on the demographic ageing that is a characteristic of all EU member states. This project seeks to develop an exchange of experience between 9 cities facing an ageing population - in order to develop greater professional capacity and thus identify and develop good practices - and help them to put in place an integrated approach to dealing with this issues.
In the EU25 the proportion of elderly people (aged 65 and more) will increase from 16.4% in 2004 to 29.9% in 2050 or from 75.3 million in 2004 to 134.5 million in 2050. The highest proportions of elderly people in 2050 are expected in Spain (35.6%), Italy (35.3%), and Greece (32.5%)). As far as the elderly dependency ratio is concerned (population aged 65 and more as a percentage of population aged between 15 and 64), this means that, whereas in 2004 there was one inactive person (young or elderly) for every two persons of working age, in 2050 there would be three inactive persons for every four of working age.
Even if the impact of demographic ageing differs from city to city and from region to region, it will influence nearly every sphere of life: labour markets, housing, social security systems, infrastructures, urban/spatial planning, education, budgets and finances.
The partners in this network have highlighted the following common sub-themes that will form the basis of the transnational exchange:
- Age and Economy (enterprise and the “silver” economy).
The main issue of the project is to produce 9 action plans in order to implement concrete actions for an integrated approach to labour market and social policies for older people.
Lead Partner: Municipality of Rome, Italy
Contact person: Giuseppe Panebianco
Partner: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact person: Dr. Jan Hauser
Partner: Maribor, Republic of Slovenia
Contact person: Andreja Budar
Partner: Edinburgh, Scotland
Contact person: Roger Horam
Partner: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact person: Kostantinos Madrins
Partner: Dobrich, Bulgaria
Contact person: Genoveva Drumeva
Partner: Sevilla, Spain
Contact person: Beatriz Heredia Real
Partner: Starogard Gdański, Poland
Contact person: Ludwik Szakiel
Partner: Wolverhampton, Graet Britain
Contact person: John White
Local Support Groups (LSG)
For more detailed information on this project please go to the URBACT website
Lead partner: Giuseppe Panebianco,
Tel: + 386 3 49 24 042
Fax. +386 3 49 24 043
Luden(QeC-ERAN): Haroon Saad
Lead expert: Annamaria Simonazzi
University of Rome “La Sapienza”