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Active Ageing Index

The Active Ageing Index is a tool to measure the untapped potential of older people for active and healthy ageing across countries. It measures the level to which older people live independent lives, participate in paid employment and social activities, and their capacity to age actively.

More information on the Active Ageing Index is available on a special wiki dedicated to the index.  The wiki provides information on the AAI conceptual framework, methodology and results. It also provides potential index users with access to an excel file containing detailed data sets on the AAI for the 28 European Union Member States. 

The wiki can be accessed here.

The AAI is a product of a joint project undertaken in 2012 by the UNECE Population Unit together with the European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna.

An International Seminar, 'Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: the Active Ageing Index and its potential' took place in Brussels on 16-17 April 2015.

An analytical report was launched at the seminar, presenting results of a comparative analysis of the AAI for 28 countries in the European Union.