Key action 6: the ageing population and their disabilities 1999-2002

Short description:

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:



Christel Jaubert and Alexandra Resch

Publishing organization:

European Commission



Long description:

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.

Copyright information:

import from Sensage project