Title: Ageing Societies, Information and Communication Technologies and Active Ageing: Introductory Remarks
Authors: CABRERA GIRALDEZ MarcelinoMALANOWSKI Norbert
Publisher: IOS Press
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC51235
URI: http://www.iospress.nl/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC51235
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-58603-937-0-1
Type: Articles in books
Abstract: The aim of this book was, firstly, to summarize the current debate on the key elements of ageing societies, which was done in Section A (Börsch-Supan, Walker, Gilhooly et al., Gassmann/Keupp and Shiraishi). Secondly, the link between ageing societies, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and active ageing was discussed by using an application/policy field approach in Section B. As argued throughout this book, ICT-based applications for active ageing is a new and promising framework (Malanowski) for tackling the challenges of ageing societies, transforming them into opportunities and using as many opportunities of ageing societies as possible. This broad framework focuses on the macro-level of (European) politics and also inspires discussion, policy initiatives and coordinated actions on the meso and micro level (Member States and EU regions), thus supporting multi-layered and comprehensive politics (Walker) in the European Union, and in the Member States and the EU regions. Nevertheless, before it can be implemented, further research work and policy enhancement is needed.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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