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Solidarity between generations: a focus on ageing workers


09:00 - 09:30 | Registration of participants

09:30 - 09:50 | Welcome by Krzysztof PATER, President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) (Poland, Diversity Europe Group)

09:50 - 11:30 | Session 1 – An introduction to the topic of solidarity and fairness between generations and to age-friendly work in the EU

Moderator: Vladimíra DRBALOVÁ, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) ( Czech Republic, Employers' Group)


  • Loukas STEMITSIOTIS, Head of the Thematic Analysis Unit, Dir A — Employment and Social Governance, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL), European Commission – Intergenerational fairness and solidarity
  • Flavia COLONNESE, Policy Officer, Social & Economic Inclusion, European Youth Forum
  • Maciej KUCHARCZYK, Policy Director, AGE Platform EuropeVarious aspects on ageing
  • Sarah COPSEY, Project Manager, Prevention and Research Unit, EU-OSHA (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work) - A life-course perspective on work and ageing
  • Lina SALANAUSKAITE, EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) - The pension gender gap and structural barriers in the labour market

Q & A and open floor discussion

11:30 - 11:45 | Coffee break

11:45 - 13:00 | Session 2 – Population ageing, lifelong learning and the labour market in the EU

Moderator: Cinzia DEL RIO, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) (Italy, Workers' Group)


  • Ignacio DORESTE, Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Gina EBNER, President of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL) and Secretary General of EAEA – European Association for the Education of Adults - Lifelong learning for active ageing
  • Alain LEHEBEL, President of L'outil en main – example of good practice of intergenerational solidarity and learning

Q & A and Open floor discussion

13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch break

14:30 – 15:40 | Session 3 – Age-friendly work in Europe: adapting the work place to ageing

Moderator: Krzysztof PATER, President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) (Poland, Diversity Europe Group)


  • Brenda O'BRIEN, Manager of the Brussels Liaison Office, EU-OSHA (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work) - Occupational safety and health (OSH) for an ageing workforce: implications, measures to support sustainable work
  • Beatrice LUCARONI, Non-communicable diseases and the challenge of healthy ageing unit, Dir E — Health, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission - European research supporting ageing
  • Oscar VARGAS LLAVE, Research Officer, Eurofound (EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions) - Working conditions of workers of different ages
  • Jessie FERNANDES, Advisor, BusinessEurope - Framework agreement of the EU Social Partners on active ageing and an inter-generational approach (BusinessEurope, CEEP, UEAPME, ETUC)

Q & A and Open floor discussion

15:40 – 16:00 | Conclusions and closing of the event by

  • Eduard FLORIA, Rapporteur of the SOC/624 opinion on Changing world of work and ageing workers
  • Krzysztof PATER, President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO)

Interpretation requested from Bulgarian, Spanish, Czech, Danish, German, English, French, Italian, Latvian, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian into Czech, German, English, French, Italian and Polish


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