Key action 6: the ageing population and their disabilities 1999-2002
The ageing of Europe’s population will be a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Society will be facing 3 changes: 1st, increasing numbers of older people demanding new social structures and opportunities; 2nd, increasing numbers of disabled older people requiring new services with resulting economic consequences; 3rd, complex economic, technological, organisational and social challenges involved in the ageing of society.
Type of publication:Good practises
Date of publication:01/01/2002
Author(s):Christel Jaubert and Alexandra Resch
Publishing organization:European Commission
If society wants to benefit from these changes, innovative social, organisational and technological responses are needed.
Under the Fifth Framework-Programme for Research and Technological Development in the Quality of Life Programme, Key Action 6 on the “Ageing population and their Disabilities” was established to respond to these challenges. Community wide cross-sectoral multidisciplinary research, combining and integrating efforts in the biological, biomedical, psychological, economic and social fields are supported to promote the global objective: healthy ageing.
The present booklet is a compendium of all research and co-ordination activities supported by Key
Action 6 from 1998 to 2002. It summarises the main features of the projects and it provides the
Research Community, industries and all interest groups with information on each funded project.