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  • 1. eSangathan White Paper Brussels – September 18, 2008 Nicole TURB É-SUETENS
  • 2. The 3 pillars of eSangathan
    • Employment
    • &
    • Social Innovation
    Senior Knowledge Workers
  • 3. Contextual issues
    • Some were raised by Peter
    • Active Ageing Workforce (AAW) and Ageing Well are two different topics
    • Active aged workers = talent, skills, experience = precious economic resource
    • AAW is a scattered topic in the EU-Commission between 4 DGs and never THE core topic
  • 4. Demographics
  • 5. Active Ageing Workforce
    • Is a specific population segment
    • Knowledge workers are also a segment
      • The knowledge worker is a professional who works and applies his/her intellectual capacities to create, process, distribute and connect information, ideas and expertise
    • AAKW is a growing segment; the builder of the knowledge society
    • Statistical systems have not yet adapted
    • ICT is a key enabler
  • 6. AAKW and ICT
    • CWE become basic ICT tools for knowledge workers to:
      • Share, produce, distribute, publish knowledge
      • Transfer knowledge
      • Capitalise knowledge and develop intangible assets
      • Enable a smooth intergenerational co-operation
    • It is the way to co-create knowledge
  • 7. Content of White Paper (1)
    • Main issues
      • Active ageing society
      • Loss of knowledge and know-how
      • Use of ICT for a new productive sociality
    • Structuring dimensions
      • Sociological
      • Economic
      • Socio-technological
      • Managerial
  • 8. Content of White Paper (2)
    • Inhibitors
      • Macro-level
      • Micro-level
      • Individual or personal
    • Good practices
      • Public sector
      • National institutions and NGOs
      • Corporations (to be added for final version)
      • HR and Personnel companies
  • 9. Recommendations at EU-Level
    • Consider the AAW as a strategic topic
      • More transversal actions; no more silos
      • More detailed statistics using 5-years segments
      • Define better the occupational structure « skilled non manual » (42,5% of 55-64 in 2006)
    • Identify clearly the knowledge workers as a population
    • Co-ordonate, organise and disseminate « good practices »
  • 10. Recommendations to Public Bodies
    • Implement a national ICT-training policy for AAW + assessment system
    • Make sure social strategy, retirement policy and labour legal system are coherent
    • Improve the ICT skills of the employment agents who are supposed to counsel and coach unemployed aged workers
  • 11. Recommendations to Corporations
    • Implement an « age pyramid » mgt system
    • Introduce an ageing workforce policy
    • Guarantee equal opportunity for training
    • Organise knowledge transfer while managing intergenerational relationship
    • Develop employee ICT-employability
  • 12. Recommendations to individuals
    • Manage your personal skills
      • Education, training, more education and more training
      • Assess your eSkills on a regular basis
      • Update your skills
      • Develop your knowledge
  • 13. THANK YOU
    • www.esangathan.eu
    • www.esangathan.in
    • www.esangathan.fr
    • www.esangathan.se
    • Co-ordinator: Nicole Turbé-Suetens
            • [email_address]
  • 14. Occupational structure