European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions10 December 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus. Venue: Filoxenia Conference Centre, Lefkosia (Nicosia).
Objectives
The Cyprus Presidency closing conference is organised by the Cyprus Social Welfare Services of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, with the support of the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion). The year 2012 has been designated as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generationsand intended to raise awareness of the contribution that older people make to society. It also aimed to facilitate the empowerment of older people so that they can remain in charge of their own lives as long and as much as possible. Finally, it aimed to encourage social dialogue on issues of policy and research on active ageing and solidarity between generations. The challenge for all stakeholders is to facilitate and improve opportunities for active ageing in general and, in particular, for independent living, employment for older workers, healthcare and social participation. It is expected that successful achievements in the above areas will reduce the numbers of older adults who are socially excluded due to their age. Against these challenges, the conference aspires to:
  • celebrate the achievements and main highlights of the Year
  • provide a forum for discussion on the ways to press ahead with the momentum gained to develop concrete actions
  • enhance the commitment from key EU and national actors for political measures that are necessary in order to address the issues older people and all generations face
  • identify and exchange good practices related to current policy reforms

A preliminary conference programme is available.
Eurofound contribution
Eurofound Research Manager Agnès Parent-Thirion will make a presentation on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations - evidence from Eurofound surveys, during Session A (10:00 to 11:20).
See also Cyprus Presidency event.