The aging population
In progress from 01-10-2000 to 01-01-2003
Project manager: Ida-Elisabeth Andersen
Expert-based, Governance, Parliament involvement, Sustainability
This Future Panel in the Danish Parliament was composed of 20 members of Parliament from all parties. The objective was to produce independent assessments on possibilities and consequences of technology for society and citizens in relation to the gradual ageing of population. The panel arranged four public hearings in 2001 and 2002, published a report based on each hearing and finally arranged a workshop, where members of the Panel agreed on a set of important questions and problems, which confront policy makers in relation to "the ageing population". Report with the conclusions was published by the Parliament.
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Questions/subtitles of the 4 hearings were:
1) The Ageing Society (A.S.) do we need to worry about the consequences?
2) The A.S., will we need changes in the labour market?
3) The A.S., can we improve our efforts in relation to health care and prevention?
4) The A.S., what did we learn (from the hearings)? Which new initiatives are needed?
The project created a lot of interest and the material has been used widely afterwards. Material/publications only in Danish.