In our knowledge society, educational systems are challenged with keeping up with changing demands for skills and competencies in the labour market due to technological development and digitalisation. For the design of relevant educational investments, one needs to look into the future. Here we look at what research forecasts when it comes to changing employment structures, the effects of technology on different job categories and what professions, skills and competencies will be in demand in the future. For policy development, access to continuous learning and skills upgrade, focus on vulnerable groups and provision of opportunities to transition within occupations will be key.
Poor health constitutes the main reason for early retirement. How is this linked to working conditions and what are the measures required to tackle this issue?
Age discrimination at work: measures at the organisational level to address prejudice and negative stereotypes related to older age
Age discrimination is still predominant at workplaces despite anti-discrimination laws in place in almost every country.
The importance of digital and ICT skills development for longer working lives in the age group 55+ and how to bridge the digital divide
ICT proficiency, the ability to use digital technology and communication tools, is essential for a growing number of jobs today and for accessing services in daily life. Some groups, such as older workers, risk being left behind.
Women in the age group 55+ face particular challenges related to remaining in working life, one of them is finding a work/life balance. Here we look at the situation in the countries in the Baltic Sea Region, including closer perspectives from Poland, Sweden and Lithuania.