The SHARE study is closely linked to measures encouraged by the European Commission to increase the employability of young people, increase the participation rate of older workers in the labour market or measures aimed at reforming pension systems in EU countries. Harmonized and high-quality data from all Member States are needed to create these measures.
The key data collected in the SHARE database are particularly important for reform processes, especially when drafting pension, health or social policies within individual ministries or special institutes in public administration.
Previous examples of the use of data collected in the SHARE study (e.g. in Italy, the Czech Republic, France, Austria and Germany) have shown that it is possible to reform existing pension, health, social policies and implement new ones while achieving significant financial savings. This is particularly important for countries that have significant budgetary constraints or are in an excessive deficit procedure, as is the case with Croatia.