- what skills are going to be needed?
- what are the particular issues for an ageing workforce as technology changes and career paths twist and turn from one opportunity to the next?
- what can public policy do to anticipate change and help older workers thrive in the future?
The European Social Fund, with its longer-term perspective and role to introduce new approaches, is at the forefront of work with the 50+ age group. Find out about a regional approach to demographic change; opportunities and challenges from changes to the care system; new partnership approaches with the Health Service; and new participation methods. The ESF-Works 50+ Older workers theme focuses on the future for older workers.
An interview with Chris Ball (CEO of TAEN), and Stephen Boon (managing consultant at Greater London Enterprise) took place on 12 November 2009 to discuss and debate the responses by employers and policy makers to ensure that older workers can fully participate in the labour market. In addition to the interview, John Bell, ESF-Works policy editor, interviewed academics, policy makers and practitioners at the TAEN conference to get their views on issues affecting older workers.