Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

News 08/02/2013

European employer organisations call policy-makers to create the necessary conditions for an effective active ageing in the workplace

The European cross-industry employer organisations BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME have drawn up 10 key messages for policy-makers in order to create the necessary conditions for active ageing to be an efficient and well-functioning policy principle in Europe.

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“Older workers should be encouraged to stay longer in work and employers to recruit and retain them. If the right conditions are put in place, employers can help to make active ageing a reality on labour markets”, they remark.

The key messages are included in the final synthesis of the project on age management policies in enterprises in Europe carried out by these three organisations within the context of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between the Generations 2012. The joint project, presented to the European Commission last December in Nicosia, has served to underline the important role played by employers’ organisations and individual employers in making active age management in the workplace a reality.

The recommendations of BUSINESSEUROPE, the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP) and the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (UEAPME) range from implementing flexible working practices to planning ahead for successful knowledge transfer.

The paper “Employers’ practices for Active Ageing” and its 10 key recommendations can be downloaded here.

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