The European commission has made the decision to designate 2012 as «Year of active ageing of Europeans and understanding between generations».
Today that Europeans live long and differ a good state of health is the admitted fact. It allows elderly Europeans to realise all possibilities and privileges of "gold" age (50 years are more senior)
Before politicians the task is put to increase possibilities for actively growing old population in such areas, as labour employment, health care, social services, training of adults, volunteering, housing, etc.
For an economic condition of Europe it is vital, that inhabitants of the country as it is possible remained are efficient more long. On forecasts of sociologists by 2020 in Europe 7 million new workplaces will be created, but thus its population will strongly be reduced.