Demographic decline and the mismatch between the demand and supply of skills are two issues of particular concern for the European labour market. But are people’s skills more likely to be mismatched as they age?
Cedefop’s recent workshop on guidance for ageing workers reflected on the critical importance of this issue for Europe - and the complex questions policy-makers and researchers must address.
Spirited debate on an issue that is of critical importance to Europe’s labour market was the hallmark of Cedefop’s workshop on guidance for ageing workers (September 30-October 1). The workshop aimed to identify the best ways to offer career guidance to ageing workers, who constitute an increasingly important share of the workforce.
Alexandra Dehmel joined Cedefop in September as an expert in adult learning.
Are there differences in how older workers learn? What are their best strategies of keeping up with changes in their job, or taking up a new job? And what can employers, governments and the world of training professionals do to encourage successful active ageing?
A new Cedefop publication - and a forthcoming workshop – seek answers to these questions.
Cedefop is planning a two-day international workshop on guidance and counselling for ageing workers, to be held in Thessaloniki on 30 September and 1 October 2010. The aim of the workshop is to bring together an international forum of researchers and experts in order to gather the latest insights on guidance and counselling for ageing workers and to learn from best practices. Cedefop intends to publish the best contributions in a conference reader.