Employment

DUO for a JOB

DUO for a JOB is an association based in Brussels and working in the field of intergenerational mentoring. Experienced professionals in (early) retirement are put into contact with young job seekers, in order to give them advice and support. Mentoring also offers the opportunity to build intergenerational and intercultural links, thus reinforcing social cohesion in Brussels.

www.duoforajob.be/#!home/chbe

 

USE US! 45 EMPLOYEES IN YOUR COMPANY" (Poland)

The Polish Economic Society (http://www.pte.pl/198_English_version.html ) branch Gdansk (Poland), is currently implementing a local project co-funded by the European Union under the European Social Fund.

A broad-based information and promotional campaign aimed at SMEs in the Pomeranian voivodeship is to build knowledge about how to better exploit the potential of employees 45+ in terms of ageing and shrinking workforce. Another aim of taken actions is to increase the number of sources of information on the human resources management of all ages, with particular emphasis on an age management strategy. Planned activities will serve not only to promote employment of older people, but will also prevent age discrimination while encouraging the diversity of an age are implemented. This innovative project could become a base for that kind of projects in Poland and EU.

More information about the Project: www.wykorzystajnas.pl (in Polish), e-mail: kbp@wykorzystajnas.pl (Phd Katarzyna Balandynowicz-Panfil, project coordinator)

 

Mentoring

For several years now a new model –mentoring- of sharing work-related knowhow has been developing. The objective is for older
workers and younger retirees to transmit their skills to younger workers. Through mentoring, an older worker introduces a younger worker to his/her social
and professional environment, a valuable aid in many occupations where contacts and networking are essential. Mentoring is highly valued by older workers and recently retired workers because it allows them to make use of their professional skills and maintain contact with the work environment.

 

Centrica: Age management policy (UK)

Centrica, a large-scale UK gas supplier, is attempting to encourage age diversity among its labour force by setting up various measures such as the Age Action Group which brings together the managers of various sections to see how they as a group can best meet the needs of their ageing work force. With this in mind, they have developed an awareness-raising programme on age management with flexible working conditions, a network of staff members with
family obligations, teams of different ages and potential for mentoring. They feel that the age mix helps staff members in these groups with different
ages to be mutually enriched.

 

PATRON Project

This Grundtvig project (see ‘useful links’) identifi es and tests ways to transfer skills that senior managers and entrepreneurs have developed in their working lives which have helped them to develop their creativity, competitiveness, management and entrepreneurial capacities. Young entrepreneurs and managers benefi t from this skills transfer in the participating countries and regions. The methods and results are disseminated through the project’s website, so these can be used in other participating regions.

For details: http://www.patronproject.org.

 

TCAST - Transfert des compétences acquises et de savoir techniques / Transfer of acquired competences and technical skills (funding instrument: GRUNDTVIG)

This project is coordinated by the Corsican Environment Office (France), in cooperation with the Council of Majorca (Spain), the Community of Montana Suol d’Aleramo (Italy) and KEK Tekniki Ekpedeftiki (Greece). It aims at experimenting intergenerational transfer of endangered competences and knowledge in the jobs related to the preservation of the architectural heritage.

For more information: www.oec.fr

 

ADD-LIFE! (funding instrument: GRUNDTVIG)

 

The overall aim of the Add-Life project was to develop university-accredited modules for nontraditional students, especially senior citizens. Among its objectives was to explore different models of intergenerational learning, collaborative learning between older and young learners, and intergenerational collaboration on designing new modules. 

 

TCAST - Transfert des compétences acquises et de savoir techniques / Transfer of acquired competences and technical skills (funding instrument: GRUNDTVIG)

This project is coordinated by the Corsican Environment Office (France), in cooperation with the Council of Majorca (Spain), the Community of Montana Suol d’Aleramo (Italy) and KEK Tekniki Ekpedeftiki (Greece). It aims at experimenting intergenerational transfer of endangered competences and knowledge in the jobs related to the preservation of the architectural heritage.

For more information: www.oec.fr

For more information :

add-life@uni-graz.at

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