Slowly but steadily, the attitude towards population ageing is changing in Europe. Early reports had described it as a demographic time bomb with negative consequences for economies and societies. But these changes are increasingly seen as harbingers of opportunity and the emerging ‘silver economy’ as a driver of future growth.
This publication, which marks the European Year 2012 for active ageing and solidarity between generations, contributes to the debate by providing new insights that are based on the latest research and best practices in Europe and the Member States.
The evidence points towards the importance of demonstrating the benefits of learning to all stakeholders and developing the capacity of organisations to make the best of their employees’ abilities at any age.