A joint seminar on active ageing was organised by the European Commission and the World Bank on 11 March 2015, at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels in order to explore how active ageing can be promoted in our countries and how international organisations can help. Various guest speakers including experts on labor, welfare and social policies shared the key findings of the latest World Bank report on aging in the Central Europe and the Baltic countries.
The World Bank analysis covers a wide range of topics, using detailed empirical analysis with the aim of informing an evidence-based and comprehensive policy response to ageing. According to this report, people in the countries of Central Europe and the Baltics are ageing faster than their neighbors in the rest of the European Union and, therefore, would need to benefit from a focus on promoting active, healthy, and productive ageing
AGE was invited as discussant to represent civil society at the session on ‘Participation in Society: caring between the generations’, where AGE Secretary General, Anne-Sophie Parent, took the opportunity to highlight the work done as part of the AFE-INNOVNET project and reiterated AGE call for the creation of a EU Covenant on demographic change.
Some of the presentation deliverd at the workshop can be viewed below:
- Informal elder and childcare in ageing EU economies, Ana Maria Munoz, Word Bank
- Beyond the averages: How different segments of population age, work and retire in Romania, Asta Zviniene, World Bank
- Ageing and Welfare inCentral Europea and the Baltics, Carolina Sanchez-Paramo, World Bank
- Delivering long-term care: some thoughts and questions, Christian Bodewig, World Bank
- Aging Challenge: Employment and Productivity, Emily Sinnott, World Bank
- Poland and the Baltics: The nature of the four emigration waves over 2000-2013, Mihails Hazans, University of Latvia and IZA (Bonn)
- Active Ageing in Poland, Roberta Gatti, World Bank
- Aging Better in Central Europe and the Baltics, Toomas Palu, World Bank