Active Ageing Strategy: Society is becoming long-lived
Life expectancy has been increasing and the share of over 65-year-olds has been growing rapidly. In the years ahead, these trends will be even more pronounced. To comprehensively address these challenges, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia has adopted the Active Ageing Strategy, which represents the substantive framework for the implementation of the necessary change. The document includes starting points for development, key highlights of the new paradigm, the vision and objectives, and proposals for guidelines. Underpinning the Active Ageing Strategy is the concept of active ageing, which emphasises activity and creativity in all periods of life, concern for health, and intergenerational cooperation and solidarity.
VISION OF THE STRATEGY
A society and systems that will provide well-being and quality of life for all in the altered demographic circumstances. The emphasis is on intergenerational cooperation, the involvement of all generations in society, and awareness of the importance of high-quality ageing.
DEVELOPMENT GOALS OF THE STRATEGY
Strategic goals for the implementation of the vision, based on the present situation and changes in the demographic structure of the population:
1. Well-being for all generations, dignified and safe living in the home environment with a high level of human rights.
2. Participation of all generations in economic, societal, social and cultural life in accordance with their wishes and needs, intergenerational symbiosis.
3. Preservation and improvement of the physical and mental health of peopleof all ages.
TRENDS IN THE BROADER ENVIRONMENT CONTRIBUTING TO THE STRATEGY
A) Technological development and the digitalisation of society
B) Increasing labour market flexibility
C) Notion of the life course