Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MoPAct)

March 2013 - February 2017

Through scientific research, stakeholder engagement and dissemination, MoPAct advanced the knowledge base required in promoting the formulation and implementation of policies and initiatives that support a new paradigm of active and healthy ageing. The project engaged with a critical mass of researchers, policy-makers, civil society partners and practitioners as well as older people, with the aim of identifying products, practices, and policies that can turn life expectancy gains into an instrument that supports successful social and economic development. The multi-disciplinary team involved in the project aimed at targeting the following key challenges of ageing: i) the continuing longevity revolution; ii) a shrinking and ageing labour force; iii) the fiscal sustainability of pensions, welfare systems and health care; iv) the structural lag between changes in society and subsequent changes in societal institutions and attitudes; v) the rising need for long-term care; and vi) the changing social and political roles.

Funding source: FP7
Coordinator: University of Sheffield
Partners: University of Salzburg, University of Innsbruck, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Praxis Centre for Policy Studies, Age Platform Europe, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Ruhr University Bochum, University of Würzburg, Technical University of Dortmund, Institute of Gerontology, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Work and Technology (IAT), Braunschweig University of Technology, TARKI Social Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences (MTA TK), University of Brescia, National Institute on Health and Ageing (INRCA), Collegio Carlo Alberto, Centre for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies (CeRP), Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), VU University Amsterdam, University of Tilburg, Network for Studies on Pensions, Ageing and Retirement (NETSPAR), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Central Planning Bureau (CPB), University of Oslo, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Lisbon University, Institute of Social Sciences, National Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection (INCSMPS), Anglia Ruskin University, University of Southampton, University of Kent, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Cranfield University