Lifelong learning, teaching, and research for active ageing in demographically changing european societies. Print
Lifelong learning, teaching, and research for active ageing in demographically changing european societies. What role for the elderly?

All European Societies are ageing. Dramatic demographic changes are resulting from a declining fertility rate and rising expectancy of life. This development causes many problems, as increasing shares of the population no longer actively participate in the economically productive branches of social life. Policy responses to this dilemma have been to reduce access to early retirement programmes and to introduce new pension schemes based on later exit options (e.g. "pension with 67" in Germany).

In order to support older adults to succed in the labour market, further education and life-long learning are of crucial importance. They furthermore foster innovation and enhance exchange and communication between different generations. Providing educational resources independent of age is of vital essence for active social participation, but also for a healthy and happy lifestyle of older people after work and in post-family phases of their lives.

This conference aims at facilitating a discussion about these issues between researchers and citizens in an atmosphere of joint learning with research, approaches toward using the intellectual potential of older people in shaping the future being of core interest.

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Date:
24-26 March 2010

Location:
Hamburg, Germany

 

 
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