Project: Fairer ACTive Ageing for Europe

Duration 01/12/2015 - 30/04/2020
Project Topic FACTAGE aims to generate and disseminate findings in response to the following questions: • How do levels in (healthy) life expectancy differ across socio-economic groups in EU countries? • How do the pension and labour market policy measures designed to expand working lives (current and future) interact with these trends in mortality and healthy life expectancy? • What role is played in that process by the different institutional arrangements within EU member states? • How do differential longevity gains and longer working careers affect (in)equality in the experience of ageing and well-being among older people? • Which policies and institutional settings can best promote fairness within and between generations? • And, at the same time further expand working lives? FACTAGE starts from the premise that there is substantial scope for increasing the length of average working lives and active ageing in its many facets, but realising this potential requires paying careful attention to questions of equality concerning the elderly, not least prospectively. Furthermore, there is the fundamental issue of how to adapt the requirement to work longer with intergenerational distribution concerns. One core aim is to devise the necessary tools and then to carry out a comparative assessment of differential mortality risks, health and labour market inequalities. The project will recommend evidence-based policy scenarios for an equitable allocation of labour and retirement across populations and generations.
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Network JPI MYBL
Call First Call “Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond”

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Centre for European Policy Studies Coordinator Belgium
2 Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich Partner Austria
3 National Institute of Economic and Social Research Partner United Kingdom
4 University Koblenz-Landau Partner Germany
5 University of the Basque Country Partner Spain