Active Ageing Index International project in the framework of the European Year on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012

Within the framework of the 2012 European Year on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, the UNECE, the European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the European Centre are undertaking a project ‘Active Ageing Index’. 

The aim of this project is to develop and launch an Active Ageing Index that helps to measure national progress in ensuring activity and quality of life of ageing populations in European Union and other UNECE countries.The index allows to measure and monitor active ageing outcomes at the country level with a breakdown by gender and (possibly) other socio-economic groups have also to be envisaged. 

The index measures the extent to which older people can realise their full potential in terms of total and healthy life expectancy, participation in the economy, in social and cultural life and in terms of independent living.The project team also analyses the gap between the actual situation and an ideal state, where the latter would be based on empirical observations of best performing countries.

> Active Ageing Index 2012 - Concept, Methodology and Final Results (PDF)

European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion