Social dialogue between unions and employers on how to manage the ageing workforce

NHS-working-longer-review-logoUK’s NHS (National Health Service) Working Longer Group  is a tripartite partnership group between national recognised NHS trade unions, NHS employers and health department representatives. As in the UK the pension age will increase to 70, the health service has to tackle a variety of challenges. In this context, The Working Longer Group undertook an investigation into the impact of higher pension ages on the delivery of health services, and published the preliminary results this Spring. 

Dr. Matt Flynn wrote a very interesting article in the Guardian on the topic.

One of the key findings was that the social dialogue between unions and employers is a necessary condition for addressing the issues arising from the prolongation of pension age.

 

Conference of the Economic and Social Council of Greece on digital products and services to boost economic growth

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On 7th May 2014, the Economic and Social Council of Greece organised in Athens, Greece, a conference on digital products and services to boost economic growth.

 

 

Mr. Michael Galouzidis, President of the Board of 3LRI and i-learn, was one of the speakers in “Session 2: EU digital products and services to
create new economic activity and skilled jobs.”

Michael Galouzidis (second from the right), President of the Board of 3LRI and i-learn in the panel of speakers

Michael Galouzidis (second from the right), President of the Board of 3LRI and i-learn in the panel of speakers

He presented to the conference the i-learn Group’s experience on designing and building “e-Corporate Academies” and delivering training services to the corporation’s employees.

You can see the conference agenda in the ESC website.

Project LIST: Second Partners’ Meeting 7th-8th May, Lodz, Poland

Lodz, Poland

Lodz, Poland

The second partners’ meeting of LIST will take place in Lodz, Poland. Spoleczna Akademia Nauk (University of Social Sciences) will be hosting the meeting. We are looking forward to meet with our partners again: Folkuniversitetet, Uppsala; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; Zentrum fuer Soziale Innovation, Vienna; ECWT, Drammen; Spoleczna Akademia Nauk, Lodz.

A guide to enhancing youth employability

Laura Brewer

Laura Brewer

Laura Brewer, Youth and Employability Department of the International Labour Organisation, has published a very interesting guide on enhancing youth employability.

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_emp/—ifp_skills/documents/publication/wcms_213452.pdf

FAMICO – We conducted a survey of career counsellors in the context of work package WP2 “Needs Analysis”

Familco_logo“Lifelong Learning Research Institute” (3LRI) and “Doukas Schools” are the Greek partners in FAMICO project,“FAMILY CAREER COMPASS – Efficient Career Guidance Approaches Supporting Parents in Guiding their Children’s Vocational Career”.

 

The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the EACEA, Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation.

In the context of work package WP2 “Needs Analysis” Doukas Schools conducted a survey of parents and 3LRI a survey of counsellors in Greece, using an online questionnaire. The results will be published soon as a national report that will then be analysed in the context of the project.

We will bring you more news of the progress of FAMICO project as it happens.