Cedefop is at present carrying out extensive work on how older workers learn, particularly on the neglected issue of how to retrain and retain workers nearing retirement age – and what motivates people to keep working past it. An international workshop on ‘Working at old age – Emerging theories and empirical perspectives on ageing and work’ is to be held at Cedefop, Thessaloniki, on 29-30 September 2008.
By organising this workshop, Cedefop aims to highlight research on:
- The relationship between work performance and age
- Insights from adult learning theories on ageing and work
- Individual and environmental factors enabling longer working lives
- and to develop policy recommendations.