Special Report on
Active Ageing Strategy
Active Ageing Strategy - Trends
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With Europe currently facing a demographic challenge, the Commission wishes to turn this key issue into an opportunity, and has published a communication to present its objectives with regard to employment for the elderly, the modernisation of social protection and demographic renewal in Europe. Commission Communication of 12 October 2006 "The demographic future of Europe – From challenge to opportunity" [ COM(2006) 571 final – Not published in the Official Journal]. The European Union (EU) currently has to cope with demographic decline, low natural growth and the ageing of part of its population. To ...
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Due to the socio-demographic change in most developed western countries, elderly populations have been continuously increasing. Therefore, preventive and assistive systems that allow elderly people to independently live in their own homes as long as possible will become an economical if not ethical necessity. These respective technologies are being developed under the term "Ambient Assistive Technologies" (AAT). The EU-funded AAT-project Ambient Lighting ... Read More
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