How to promote Ageing Well in Europe: Instruments and tools available to local and regional actors

This brochure addresses a series of challenges that regional and local actors face due to demographic ageing and illustrate what they can do in each of these areas with examples of projects funded by EU programmes.

This brochure addresses a series of challenges that regional and local actors face due to demographic ageing and illustrate what they can do in each of these areas with examples of projects funded by EU programmes.


Table of contents


Foreword by Luc van den Brande, President of the Committee of the Regions 4

Foreword by Liz Mestheneos, President of AGE 5

Introduction 6

What can local actors do to

…Fight against poverty and social exclusion of older people? 8

… Promote healthy ageing? 10

… Promote employment of older workers and active ageing? 12

… Promote quality social and health services for the elderly and prevent elder abuse? 14

…Promote accessible urban mobility adapted to an ageing population? 16

… Promote an urban and rural environment that is adapted to the needs of older people? 18

… Promote housing that is adapted to the needs of the ageing population? 20

… Enhance equal opportunities, civic participation and volunteering of older people? 22

… Promote intergenerational solidarity and cooperation? 24

Summarised information on the main EU instruments

which can be useful for local actors faced with demographic challenges 27

Other useful publications and toolkits 36

Date: 10/01/2009
Author: AGE Platform Europe in partnership with the Committee of the Regions
Organization: AGE Platform Europe in partnership with the Committee of the Regions
Reference: http://www.age-platform.eu/images/stories/EN/AGE-CoR_Brochure_on_Ageing_Well_in_Europe-EN.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Tools
Tags: generations, health, senior generation, wellbeing
Categories: Aids & Appliances, Overall support