Labour Market & Employment Thematic Working Groups
Lead member: Dusana FindeisenEmail me
- Dusana Findeisen
- Raluca Lupou
- Tanya Gebova
- Dorte Hoeg
Summary: Active ageing will be approached from different points of view; recognising that the issue of active ageing can be dealt with from an individual and a social viewpoint. It is not a matter of only one generation, but of several generations as a matter of their negotiation and agreement. The ‘old cultural organisational model’ of age will eventually change and studying active ageing might help with this need. Without intergenerational efforts, active ageing is not possible. Active ageing goes beyond the concept presented in EU and national policies, nevertheless these policies will be scrutinized and taken into account when approaching the issue of active ageing. The work of the Intergroup on Ageing in the European Parliament will be followed, as well as the work of other EU institutions and civil organisations dealing with active ageing and intergenerational relationships and cooperation.
Theories such as the Theory of Activity in Old Age, the theory of Life Course will also be explored in providing a better understanding of active ageing. It has been agreed that active ageing, prolonged work, postponed retirement age change intergenerational relations within families and division of their work within families, and thus knowledgeable supportive grandparents are all needed.
The group suggests that the following issues to be embraced in the concept of active ageing:
• Active ageing as a lifelong process;
• Active ageing in different settings: in family, at work, in social and intergenerational co-operative relations, in the media, etc.;
• Age management of different generations in companies.