Europe's population is ageing fast, in other words. In 2010 there were slightly more than 87 million people over 65, or some 17.4 % of the total population. Compare that with the figures from 1985, when there were 59.3 million people who were 65 and over – 12.8 % of the total. And the number is expected to increase still further relative to people of working age, doubling by 2060. This is a challenge, but also a chance to use the competences and abilities of older people.