Eurofound News May 2012
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Eurofound explores situation of older workers
The eight series of the Foundation Seminar Series (FSS) 2011–2012, aims to contribute to the EU active ageing strategy by putting forward arguments and presenting case studies showing how improved working conditions may help to keep older workers in the labour market.
The current series of the FSS is particularly timely given that 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The first session of the FSS took place in Dublin on 7–9 November 2011, while the second session will take place in Rome on 28–30 May. This session will be hosted by ISFOL (Istituto per lo Sviluppo della Formazione Professionale dei Lavoratori), a publicly-owned research institute dedicated to the investigation of labour market issues, training systems and social policies. It represents the ideal platform for the exchange of examples of company measures and government or social partner initiatives aimed at improving the labour market integration of older workers. Participants from 14 EU countries will be involved in plenary sessions and break-out workshops to present their national situations and to discuss the presentations given by companies, researchers and key actors on the topic. The seminar is organised around three main areas where older workers can face particular challenges: training, health and work organisation.