To mark the European Year, Eurostat, has released the new publication "Active ageing and solidarity between generations – a statistical portrait of the European Union 2012", prepared in collaboration with the European Commission and Eurofound.

The main themes addressed in this report are:

  • overall perceptions of age and older people;
  • older people in the workplace;
  • retirement and pensions;
  • voluntary work and support for older people and
  • an age-friendly environment.

 It covers the 27 Member States and five non-EU countries; namely Croatia, Iceland, FYROM, Norway and Turkey.

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