The LifeAge Project will foster synergy with, and between, local, regional, national and international policies to promote sport and physical activity, in close relationship with the Active Ageing policy as defined by the European Commission: it means helping people stay in charge of their own lives for as long as possible as they age and, where possible, to contribute to the economy and society.
As expressed in the Guiding Principles for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (The Employment Committee – The Social Protection Committee), “Older people make a significant contribution to the economy and society, but as their health and education levels improve over time, their contributions can be further enhanced.
This could be done by making full use of their potential by optimizing opportunities for physical, social and mental well-being throughout the life course. This is the aim of the «active ageing» policy approach.
In this regard, the LifeAge Project aims to encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the implementation of the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity and being in line with the EU Physical Activity Guidelines.