Czech Republic places 12th on active aging index
The Czech Republic offers the best conditions for ‘active aging’ out of all EU newcomers and is in 12th spot in the union, according to authors behind the active aging index (AAI) who presented their results in Prague on Friday. The AAI assesses factors such as employment, environment, independence of – and participation in social life and politics by – seniors, relying on statistics from individual countries. The index was completed by the Vienna-based European Centre for Social Policy and Research in cooperation with the EC and the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe. Sweden finished first in the study; Poland, Lithuania and Malta were ranked last.