Data support for senior policy development and monitoring, especially with regard to dynamic societal changes and energy crisis

RILSA Principal investigator:
Mgr. Lucie Vidovićová, Ph.D.
RILSA Co-investigator:
Ing. Filip Hon, Ph.D., prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc., Ing. Robert Trbola, , Ing. Filip Červenka, doc. Ing. Diana Bílková, Dr., Mgr. Olga Nešporová, Ph.D., doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D.
Grant provider:
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA)
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The aim of the project is to fill in the gaps in understanding the dynamics in the quality of life of the older population in the light of current societal challenges. The project provides multi-source insight into key areas of senior policy and will meet selected data needs to support monitoring of the implementation of strategic ministerial documents.

The output of the project will be, among other things, the production of a comprehensive “Report on Seniors in the Czech Republic”, a data-driven probe into key areas of the quality of life of seniors as defined in the government priorities and tasks set out in STRAPS and the follow-up Action Plan. Here the project will focus primarily on monitoring the achievement of targets in areas defined in STRAPS, in particular:
1. the area of preparation for ageing (age mainstreaming);
2. human rights of the older persons;
3. education and employment;
4. health and care;
5. topical issues arising from social, political, economic or environmental change: the impact of the energy crisis, intergenerational relations, ensuring access to and protection of human rights, discrimination, digitalisation and its impact, change in the labour market due to economic change, resilience, active citizenship, gerontological literacy including preparation for ageing, and other issues that may emerge as topical and whose existence cannot be predicted, but whose existence can be forecast from recent experience.

The data base will consist of three pillars:
1) analysis of available administrative and statistical data (family accounts, etc.);
2) secondary analyses of available social science datasets (SILC, SHARE, sociological surveys);
3) original data sources “Life in old age after 20 years” (comparative study with 1992 data); quantitative surveys on topical issues according to dynamic social needs; qualitative surveys (focus groups) to cover topics relevant to qualitative approaches.

The findings will be used in the context of the foreseen update of the strategy “Strategic Framework for Preparing for an Ageing Society 2026–2030” and its follow-up Action Plan.

The results will be discussed on an ongoing basis with the professional community through conference presentations, ad hoc roundtables and public consultations.

The results will be used in the MoLSA’s communication with the public (press releases, cabinet statements on adjustments to existing policies or on newly introduced measures, etc.).