Council for European Professional and
Managerial staff
“Active Ageing – Age
FERPA the 7th of October, Brussels
Mats Pahlman
More or less known facts
US – 2030 – 65 million more people (15-64)
EU – 2030 – 20 million less people (15-64)
Reserve? 14 million more people (55-64)
• Equality for all – easy to say, hard to do
• Immigration – sensitive but necessary
• Age is still OK ground for discrimination
Note: TU membership – age or status?
EUROCADRES and “Age Management”
• AgMa shall guarantee an active ageing
• Life Long Learning for everyone
• Green paper “Confronting demographic
- Encourage solidarity between generations
- Support diverse career paths (horizontal)
- P&MS mentorship & master classes
Key Factors of AgMa
Main factor: Combat age barriers!
“KnowHow” is hard currency for employers
Age management – daily business
Change attitudes – company & society
All stages of life span included
Diversity is the key – not only for age
Transition of knowledge
Roles & Actors
• Active ageing – multistakeholder!
- MS, TU, employers, NGO, training inst.
• Social partners
- disseminate good practices
- promote diversity (age, gender, ethnical)
- neutral collective agreements
- offer age awareness training
Roles & Actors (cont)
• Employers
- offer career and age management
- age awareness among HR
- monitor recruitment & training
- neutral life long learning
- adaptable work environments
Hint – compare boardroom with office!!!
We are not Finnished with you yet!
• “Age ability” 1988
- golf lessons, languages, health activities,
flexible work hours
- health advisory groups to adapt work place
- “job rotation” between generations
- careful collecting of feedback
To Conclude
• Benefit aspect – you know what to gain!
• Attitudes to ageing can be changed!
• Improve knowledge about link between
age – work capacity – leadership
• Manager challenge:
“take advantage of and strengthen the work
capacity of each individual”
Thank you very much
Mats Pahlman, Policy Officer

E U R O C A D R E S Council for European Professional and