Prolonging Working Life among Senior Workers

Due to demographic changes across Europe, there are strong political interests in maintaining the labour force by prolonging working life. This NIVA course provides participants with theoretical knowledge on push and stay factors for labour market participation among senior workers and discusses how this knowledge can be used for practical purposes.

Course objectives

  • Provide participants with theoretical knowledge on push and stay factors for labour market participation among senior workers
  • Discuss how this knowledge can be used to prolong working life in different target groups (different sectors, long vs short education, seated vs physically demanding work)

Target group

  • PhD students
  • Researchers
  • Occupational health professionals

Course outline

The course structure will consist of lectures, teamwork and discussions. The course days will begin with lectures, after which teamwork and discussion will concern the topics from the lectures.

Main topics

The course will cover push and stay factors for labour market participation across the following topics:

  • Psychosocial working environment
  • Physical working environment
  • Age-discrimination at workplaces
  • Gradual retirement (possibility for reduce working time or responsibility)
  • Competencies and continuing education/training of skills
  • New technologies at the workplace
  • Lifestyle and health
  • Senior policies at the workplace
  • Working life expectancy

Push factors can be understood as negative factors, e.g. poor working environment, poor health, that pushes people out of the labour market, and stay factors as the opposite, positive factors that can motivate people to stay at work e.g. a good social climate, interesting work etc.

Registration deadline

July 1st 2020

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Price

The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 470
  • The day package II fee of EUR 270
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 470 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 970 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 470).

    We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 270 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 770 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 270).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 14th – 17th of September 2020 at Hotel Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel through email booking@voksenaasen.no, using the booking code 488562 (available until 19.7.2020).

    The room price for a standard room is SEK 1495/night (approximately EUR 140) including breakfast.

    The block reservation will be available until 19th of July 2020 so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by July 1st, 2020: full refund

    Cancellations received by July 2nd, 2020 or later: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Lars L. Andersen, Professor
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
email: lla@nfa.dk

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Morten Jakobsen
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 126 3336
email: morten.jakobsen@niva.org

Background

Due to demographic changes across Europe, there are strong political interests in maintaining the labour force by prolonging working life, i.e. increasing retirement age. In 2018 we have initiated a new PEROSH project ‘Prolonging Working Life’ as a collaboration across 8 European countries. To better guide initiatives for maintaining older…

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Course Leader

Lars L. Andersen

Lecturers

Allard vd Beek kleur
Emil Sundstrup
Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum
Solovieva Svetlana

General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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