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Investing in ageing workforce
21 Tetor 2011


Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) and the European Commission have jointly organised a international seminar on learning later in life and the impact of investing in an ageing workforce.


Held in Brussels on 21-22 September 2011, the seminar was an international assembly of researchers, policy-makers and experts. The objective was to stimulate dialogue between research, practice and policy to support evidence-based policies for active ageing and also to identify how research can fill gaps in our knowledge on this topic. It will contribute to the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 by providing a solid basis for further work. Assuming that learning plays a major role in promoting longer and successful working lives and smooth transition to retirement, the learning patterns of ageing workers have been examined and insights into how to design and facilitate their learning at work have emerged. Despite the increase in research, there is little empirical research available on the impact and potential of learning later in life and of investing in an ageing workforce. Solid empirical evidence can encourage companies and individuals to invest in learning later in life and inform vocational education and training policy-making.

(Source Cedefop)