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Collaborative Working Environment for Ageing Workforce

Principal researcher

Name: TURBE-SUETENS, NICOLE 

Contact details: DISTANCE EXPERT, RUE DE CHEVRIERES 17 BP 50434, 60680 GRANDFRESNOY, FRANCE
Tel: +33-6-82183966 

Website: www.esangathan.eu

Project details

Start date: 10/2006
End date: 09/2008

Description: This SSA proposal aims to contribute to the definition and development of a renewed European social model for one category of disadvantaged population; the ageing workforce, which is increasingly excluded from the labour market. Overall, we aim to support the revised Lisbon strategy. In this regard, Europe has to ensure that the ageing workforce remains part of the active population, so that its unique experience contributes to foster and improve Europe's competitiveness. This should increase the level of employment, resulting in higher productive activity, and ensure full support to the i2010 policies. Most EU countries should shift their paradigm, and learn from practices in other parts of the world, such as India, where the ageing workforce and expert retirees are considered a "national treasure" (Sangathan) due to their valuable experience. 

However, Indian companies have not yet reached the EU level of innovative ICT practices, and more specifically CWE, to best capitalize this knowledge and use it to improve the quality of life of the active retirees who travel a lot around the country. Thus, by both exchanging experiences and bridging the gap between user communities practices through the innovative use of the most advanced ICT tools in the work process, an important part of the European ageing workforce should be able to remain happily active in the labour market. Moreover, this will have the added benefit of resulting in the organization and capitalization of knowledge for the coming generations and co-workers. 

The project will produce three main categories of results: 
- Identification of the specific research in CWE and ICT to cope with the needs of ageing workforce 
- ICT-enable the Indian social model of expert retirees, experiment it in Europe and disseminate the innovative approach 
- Make European ICT and research results known and adopted by the Indian market, and foster joint research projects

Other organisations involved in this project

KURSVERKSAMHETEN VID LUNDS UNIVERSITET
NETCIPIA UK LTD
TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED
MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LIMITED
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Last updated: 28/04/2010