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N. Turbe Suetens White Paper - eSangathan International Conference


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N. Turbe Suetens White Paper - eSangathan International Conference

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