Active ageing and intergenerational solidarity are key aspects in the EU 2020 Strategy, aiming to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Promotion of active ageing in employment means, among other things, ensuring safe and healthy workplaces for everyone, and the adaptation of the working conditions to the health status and capacities of older workers.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) asked Prof. Juhani Ilmarinen, an internationally renowned expert on the topic, to write an article with his views on the promotion of active ageing in the workplace.
This article is the Agency’s first contribution to the European Year 2012. Throughout this year, EU-OSHA will continue to highlight the contribution that good occupational health and safety can make to longer and healthier working lives.
To read the article "Promotion of active ageing in the workplace", by Professor Juhani Ilmarinen, click here.