Impact of the recession on age management policies - Case studies and country reports

This project looked at recent developments in relation to the retention of older workers (aged 50+) in employment during the recession, in particular in companies undergoing restructuring.

Company case studies (2 per country) were carried out in nine Member States during 2011: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The findings of these case studies were then set in context with national policy overviews which covered legislative developments and social partner initiatives prior to and during the 2008-9 recession. An extended resume of the project findings is also available.


Company case studies Country reports
Vienna General Hospital (AKH Wien) Austria
Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH  
BARCO Belgium
Made in Inox  
Media Company Czech Republic
MOL Group Hungary
Magyar Telekom Group  
Latvian Railway Group Latvia
Proniks Ltd  
KPN Netherlands
Abengoa Spain
Kiruna Regional Administration Sweden
Vattenfall Nordic and Vattenfall Services  
Cambridgeshire County Council United Kingdom

This project is complementary to the earlier Eurofound project on Employment initiatives for an ageing workforce and its database of good practice examples.