2013-2017: MOPACT – Mobilising the potential of active ageing in Europe

MOPACT was a four year project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme to provide the research and practical evidence upon which Europe can begin to make longevity an asset for social and economic development. To achieve this aim MOPACT concentrates the highest possible quality of scientific analyses into the development of innovative policies and approaches that can assist public authorities and other key actors, at all levels in Europe. MOPACT starts from the conviction that Europe requires a new paradigm of ageing if it is to respond successfully to the challenges of demographic change.  

Kopint-Tárki was involved in WP4 (Pension systems, and savings and financial education), WP10 (Knowledge Exchange and Transfer) and WP11 (Management). 

A multi-disciplinary team targets the key challenges of ageing: 

  • the continuing longevity revolution, 
  • a shrinking and ageing labour force, 
  • the fiscal sustainability of pensions, welfare systems and health care, 
  • the structural lag between changes in society and subsequent changes in societal institutions and attitudes, 
  • the rising need for long-term care, 
  • changing social and political roles.
Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, GA: 320333, Leader of the consortium: Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield
March 2013 - February 2017
Project leader:
Róbert Gál
Ágnes Hárs, Zoltán Matheika