Fair and Active Ageing − a new CEPS project

Maintaining Europe’s welfare states in the face of increasing longevity will mean encouraging people to work for longer. Fortunately, there is potential to sustain the extension of working lives - a phenomenon already observed in most EU countries. Yet challenges remain in how to design labour market and pensions policies to ensure that longevity gains do not translate into unsustainable increases in inequality in later life. Evidence suggests that longevity gains may themselves be unequally distributed among socio-economic groups. CEPS is leading a consortium of five partners: Statistics Austria; the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (UK); the University of Landau (DE); and the University of Andalusia, funded by member states via the Joint Programming Initiative, to explore solutions to key questions such as: How do differential longevity gains and longer working careers affect (un)equal experiences of ageing and well-being among older people? Which policies and institutional settings can promote fairness within and between generations, and further extend working lives?

A website disseminating research and public debate on these topics can be accessed at www.factage.eu.

The Fair and Active Ageing project started in 2016.

Contact Mikkel Barslund for more information.