Author: Duell et al.

Publisher: Studie für die Europäische Kommission, Generaldirektorat für Beschäftigung, soziale Angelegenheiten und Chancengleichheit

Year: 2006

Language: English

A key element of the European Employment Strategy is the raising of the employment rate through extending working life. How this can be encouraged in practice without lowering living standards, endangering work-life balance, or undermining economic efficiency? The answer is given by good practice examples at organisational and institutional level which shed light on the experience from eleven Member States.

The central part of the research consisted of 41 organisational case studies. This was complemented by analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the national institutional framework within which the organisations operate together with the exploration of selected good practice examples of initiatives of social partners, NGOs and national or regional policy-makers.