Over the last decade, Foundation research has examined effective ways of promoting the participation of older workers in the labour market, to enhance their contribution and productivity, and prevent their early exit and unemployment. This report extends the research to the new Member States and the acceding countries. It documents a range of almost 30 case examples from the new Member States, and from Bulgaria and Romania, which have implemented successful age management initiatives.
The report, on which this summary is based, aims to: gain a better understanding of the perspectives of governments, social partners and the wider public with regard to improving the employment situation of older workers and extending working life; document the development of the measures and policies of social partners and governments – for instance, relating to the labour market, social protection, taxation, training and work environment; identify and present examples of organisation-level initiatives designed to foster active ageing e.g. in recruitment, training, health and job design; draw conclusions and provide guidance for future strategies in the field of age management.