Towards age-friendly work in Europe

Four EU agencies have worked together to produce a report on age-friendly work in the EU. EIGE looks at the situation for the ageing workforce through a gender lens.

The report focuses on the ageing workforce in the EU, which has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. Coordinated by EU-OSHA, the report shows how information from four agencies can support policy-making that is both complementary and greater than the sum of its parts. It draws on the agencies’ expertise in each of their areas and covers the different challenges associated with the ageing workforce and considers innovative solutions.

  • EU-OSHA presents policy examples of integrated approaches to occupational safety and health for an ageing workforce.
  • Eurofound examines working conditions for workers of all ages, related work sustainability outcomes and how the right policies can foster longer working lives.
  • Cedefop explores how vocational education and training can be used to support active ageing at work.
  • EIGE provides a gender perspective on the issue of the ageing workforce and discusses the different challenges that men and women face.

The report also outlines the impact of long-term demographic trends on employment, and examines lifelong participation in learning. This is followed by a call for active ageing solutions that ensure older workers remain active, skilled and employed.

Read the full joint agencies report

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