Organized by the European Social Observatory (OSE, Brussels) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), this conference aims to discuss the consequences of ageing on employment, labour demand and supply, skills, working conditions and gender issues.
As part of the EU funded NEUJOBS project (aimed to examine future possible developments of the European labour market in light of the major socio-ecological, societal, territorial and educational challenges faced by our European societies), the European Social Observatory (OSE, Brussels) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are organizing a one-day conference on Ageing Society in Europe and UK: Employment and Political Challenges at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences on the 15th September 2014.
The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the consequences of ageing on employment, labour demand and supply, skills, working conditions and gender issues.
The event will offer the opportunity for European scholars and national stakeholders to meet and debate key strategies for dealing with ageing.
Leading researchers from the NEUJOBS project will present their understanding of present and future challenges to European labour markets, focusing specifically on the following themes:
-An introductory session will describe the main demographic characteristics of the ageing process in Europe and some expected future trends
-The issue of long-term care, including its consequences for the workplace
-The employment of the elderly. An increasing life expectancy and the expectation of slower economic growth in Europe have increased the difficulty of financing pensions and have gradually changed our understanding of work and retirement.
The day will conclude with a round table on policy solutions to the challenges of an ageing society. The panel will draw on the ideas developed during the previous sessions to discuss how policies will need to adapt.