How is the structure of the European labour markets changing owing to demographic change? How must vocational training be designed to enable younger people to get their first job and elderly people to stay in their job longer? With the current demographic development, how will it be possible to finance the social security systems in future and what effect will the growing number of jobs not subject to social security contributions have on this? Does immigration offset the demographic change in Europe?
Anyone in Europe concerned with the demographic change faces these and other future issues that occupy workers’ organisations and their multipliers in the social dialogue – including in collective bargaining. In the 2012 education and training year, EZA tackled these issues by co-ordinating projects on “Demographic challenges in the labour market, vocational training and social security systems in Europe”.
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