Title: Possible Ways Ahead: Concluding Remarks
Publisher: IOS Press
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC49748
ISBN: 978-1-58603-937-0
ISSN: 1383-813X
URI: http://www.iospress.nl/
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-58603-937-0-262
Type: Articles in periodicals and 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 Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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