BeOld: Better Work in Old age

The BeOLD project focuses on improving social inclusion of older workers, by using innovative training tools.

Grant Agreement Number: 2017-RO01-KA204-037228

Funded by: Erasmus+        Duration: 10/2017-09/2019

  


Challenge

European population is getting older, thus the working age population (15-64) in the EU is expected to have decreased by 11.6% until 2060, while the share of people over 65 will grow from 19.3% in 2016 to 29.0% of the total population in 2060. The proportion of older people is increasing fast, due to low birth rates and rising life expectancy.

The demographic ageing impact on employment has been recognized as one of the main challenges that EU faces, while at the same time the fiscal impact of ageing is projected to be a major challenge for the sustainability of the pension and health care systems in the long term.

Innovation

In the past, the older employees were more valuable in the labour market and the society, as their experience was regarded as an asset. However, the recent rapid technological advancement threatens the older employees, making them more vulnerable and less active in the new labour market environment. BeOLD project turns older workers into an opportunity for companies, by extending working lives and developing new career paths.

Action

BeOld project has identified the skills and challenges (e-book) of older workers in the labour market, by interviewing experienced HR managers and making a comprehensive literature review in the related field.

Two online educational programs (for older workers and HR managers) have been developed to enhance the participation of older workers in the labour market, while they will foster age-friendly working environments and mentoring activities in companies.

All the accumulated knowledge is summarized on policy recommendations, targeting relevant stakeholders in order to contribute to better active ageing policies across EU.

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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
Asociatia Habilitas (Romania – Project Coordinator)
Universitatea Din BucurestI (Romania)
CNS Cartel Alfa (Romania)
CARDET (Cyprus)
Documenta (Spain)
AnzianI E Non Solo SC (Ιtaly)

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