Policies for an ageing workforce: Work-life balance, working conditions and equal opportunities.
WHEN: January 24th, 2018 9:00 AM through 5:30 PM
WHERE: CEPS, Place du Congres 1, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
European societies are ageing, and so are their workforces. Not only is the share of older people in the workforce growing rapidly, people also work until later. However, many older people also exit the labour market prematurely because they are unable to combine work with illness, disability or care commitments, they have become unemployed, or they are not motivated to continue working, sometimes due to poor working conditions.
This conference firstly examines policies which can prevent such departures, by addressing work-life balance and working conditions. Secondly, it will address the inequalities associated with the diversity among older peoples’ situations in the labour market, and their health and life expectancy. The conference touches upon several of the elements of the ‘framework agreement on active ageing and an intergenerational approach’ approved by EU employers and trade unions in 2017.
Additional material related to the conference can be found at Eurofound and FACTAGE.
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Posted by Rossana Moroni Posted on 09 Jan
- Maintaining a skilled and healthy work force is arguably a core challenge in the coming years as European societies continue to age.
- Sustaining the ability to work and contribute to society until late in life
- Examine policies which can prevent such departures, by addressing work-life balance and working conditions.