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The online version of this special report is sponsored by Eurofound.
Living longer, working better – Europe's coming of age
Europeans are living longer than ever before. The increased life span is great news – particularly if accompanied by more years in good health – but also poses many questions for individuals, their families and social systems.
• How long do I need to work?
• Can I even afford to retire?
• Does society recognise my contribution in providing care and volunteering?
Policymakers are reflecting on the role of older people in society, both as economic and social providers of resources and users of services. The promotion of employment opportunities for an ageing workforce requires new thinking at company, national and EU level.
During the course of the European year of active ageing and solidarity between generations 2012, Eurofound is presenting its latest research which explores the impact of an ageing society and workforce, providing insights into developments at EU, national and company level.
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a tripartite EU body that provides European social policymakers with comparative data, research and recommendations.