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Meetings of the Expert group on AAI


National seminar on AAI in Romania, 30 May, Bucharest

Stakeholder meeting on AAI, 17 June, Brussels, Belgium

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National seminar on AAI in Spain, 26 August, Madrid

Programme     Overview (ESP)


AAI - monitoring tool, by UNECE

AAI at subnational level in Spain, by Sara Marsillas (ENG) (ESP)


Second international seminar on the Active Ageing Index, 27-28 September, Bilbao, Spain

National seminar on AAI in Poland. 18 June, Warsaw


Active Ageing Index in Italy: use and policy implications. National seminar, 11 May, Ancona

Active Ageing Index: ways to realize the potential of living longer. Side event at the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, 21 September, Lisbon


Second workshop on active ageing indicators, 23–24 June, Minsk

The workshop continued the work initiated at the first one in November 2015 and aimed at evaluating the progress made by the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia (EECCA), and Western Balkans in filling in the statistical annex to national reports on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) under its third review and appraisal cycle and providing expert consultations on methodology of calculation, possible alternative data sources and variables for specific indicators of active ageing. The report of the workshop and relevant documents are available from

Peer review: Active Ageing Index at the local level, 14–15 April, Berlin

Website of the Peer review

Synthesis report

Preliminary results of the pilot study on AAI at local level in Germany (see final report) were presented to the participants and gave impetus to discussions on AAI application at local level and its added value for local policymakers. Thirty-eight participants took part in the peer review, including representatives of seven peer countries (Estonia, Finland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Spain). The participants also presented the current state of affairs in terms of ageing policies in their countries and the experience of using AAI at different levels.


First workshop on active ageing indicators, 18 November, Geneva

The workshop was organised by UNECE for the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia and Western Balkans with the aim of providing, with the help of invited experts, consultations on how to identify possible data sources and alternative variables for calculation of AAI indicators. The latter had been included in the statistical annex to national reports on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). The UNECE member States were to submit their reports by the end of October 2016 within the framework of the third cycle of review and appraisal of MIPAA and its Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS). Documents related to and presentations given at the workshop are available from For more information on the third cycle of MIPAA review and appraisal see

Active Ageing Index in the Lithuanian context: National seminar, 21 May, Vilnius

The seminar, jointly organised by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, UNECE and EC, brought together experts from the ministries of education and of health, representatives of regional social service agencies, the social insurance fund, the research community and the universities of the Third Age of Lithuania, in order to discuss Lithuanian AAI results and potential policy responses to population ageing, also from the perspective of a new social model for Lithuania which was under the consideration by the government at the time of the meeting. More information at:

Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: Active Ageing Index and its potential: International seminar, 16–17 April, Brussels

Visit this page to read about the seminar, look through presentations given, posters and photos.


The Active Ageing Index — Potential for Evidence-Based Policy Development. A Dialogue with Policymakers, 14 November, Brussels

The meeting brought together various stakeholders — policymakers, academia and civil society — and discussed possibilities of the AAI use at international, national and subnational levels. Here you can find a number of speeches and presentations given at the meeting

Agenda of the meeting

Renata Bagatin, Regional Assembly of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, Welcome speech (in Italian)

Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton, Presentation of the Active Ageing Index

Marianne van den Berg, DG SANCO, European Commission, European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Sylvia Beales, HelpAge International, Global AgeWatch Index 2014

Mikkel Barslund, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) on behalf of MpPAct, The AAI, impact of active ageing strategies and links to MoPAct

Marzena Breza, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Poland, Active ageing policy approach in Poland for 2014-2020

Sergio Murillo Corzo, Biscay Provincial Government, Active Ageing Index: monitoring ageing policy in Biscay

Anette Björnsson, DG EMPL, European Commission, The European Social Fund. Active Ageing Index?

Peer Review: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level (15–16 October, Kraków)

Web-site of the Peer Review

Synthesis report

Active Ageing Index in the wider EU policy perspective by Ralf Jacob, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Host country paper by Marzena Breza, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Poland; and Jolanta Perek-Białas, Warsaw School of Economics and Jagiellonian University Cracow

Discussion paper by Kasia Karpinska and Pearl Dykstra, Erasmus University Rotterdam