Map the range of data sources on ageing at the European and national levels, identify major gaps in the available data infrastructure, and provide statistical agencies with user-driven feedback on standard data sources.
The Data project is an activity of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change”. The project seeks to map the range of data sources on ageing at the European and national levels, examines whether there are major gaps in the available data infrastructure, as well as provides statistical agencies with user-driven feedback on standard data sources. It will provide both scientists and policy-makers with a comprehensive overview of where to find appropriate data for cross-disciplinary approaches and evidence-based decision-making in an ageing context. The data project also helps to inform the development of the JPI’s Strategic Research Agenda, and any calls or research proposals that will follow from it, by identifying relevant sources, helping avoid repetition of work by individual projects, and ensuring that research proposals are well informed about possible data sources. Besides European databases, Country Reports are available of the 13 participating countries. The reports provide an overview about the demographic profile and the data sources currently available for the study of ageing.
For additional information please visit the Data Project website.
There are also policy briefs available of 9 country reports summarising the major data sources for the ten policy fields identified by the working group of the Data Project.