Title CaMEO/Career Mobility of Europe’s Older Workforce: Improving and extending the employability of an ageing workforce in Europe through enhancing mobility
Project Number 539099LLP-1-2013-1-UK-LEONARDO-LNW
Project Type Networks
Country EU-Centralised Projects
The impact of demographic change across Europe has led to a steady rise in the number of adults aged 50 and over in employment or seeking employment. Over the last 10 years, there has been a general increase in the employment rates of older adults across Europe.
The term mobility in an EU funding sense is often associated with geographical mobility, where younger people aged 16-29 are the main beneficiaries or target group. However, given the ageing of Europe’s workforce, it is widely accepted that geographic mobility alone is not enough to overcome the future challenges and skill gaps created by population ageing. Strengthening of incentives to work longer through discouraging premature exit from the labour market via early retirement and other social benefits is required. Therefore, to develop a truly innovative strategy, it is important to consider different types of mobility.
This project aims to re-define mobility by linking 3 distinct areas: job mobility, geographic mobility and virtual mobility, where:
• Job mobility is mobility with the same employer (e.g. career advancement); occupational mobility; and job mobility proper (change of employer).
• Geographical mobility is the ease with which workers can move from one occupation to another in a different location.
• Virtual mobility is access to learning and other development opportunities through use of ICT
In order to develop a new strategy for mobility that is inclusive of older workers, the aims and objectives of the project are:
1. Improve the knowledge base for policy makers of attitudes to the mobility of older workers among employers in the Public, Private and SME sectors.
2. Develop an e-Academy for older workers to improve engagement with ICT and benchmark and validate skills and experience against the EQF.
3. Create a pan-European Strategic Advisory Group to ensure effective dissemination and valorisation of project results.
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Real Estate Activities
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
Mining and Quarrying
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
open and distance learning
1. Carry out a narrative inquiry across 12 European countries, geographically representative for different parts of Europe and different labour market and economic conditions, using semi-structured interviews with Human Resource Managers, Managing Directors or business owners in the Public, Private and SME sectors in each country – Total of 36 narratives presented in a final report.
2. Research and develop a platform for older worker’s that is user friendly and provides individuals with an opportunity to digitally map their skills, experience and qualifications against the EQF. The platform will also be a portal for learning, with content populated by the partnership.
3. Ensure the e-Academy has the functionality to be integrated into existing systems employers may have to better utilise the opportunity for development and adaption to employer needs.
4. Creation of a ‘Matching Database’ with the dual purpose of allowing older workers to register their skills, experience and current position on mobility, with employers who are looking to overcome skills gaps within their organisation.
5. Formation of a Strategic Advisory Group consisting of representatives and policy makers from Chambers of Commerce, Trade Unions, Lifelong Learning organisations and other targeted network groups to ensure effective dissemination and valorisation beyond the life-span of the project.
6. Publication of project findings as an academic paper in the New Technology, Work and Employment Journal to ensure a global reach of project developments and results.
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