COST Action IS1409 Policy Event in European Parliament, Brussels

COST Action IS1409: Gender and Health Implications of Policies to Extend Working Lives in Western Countries.

The purpose of the event is to highlight the policy messages that represent the culmination of four years’ collaborative research into the gender and health implications of policies designed to extend working life. Our COST Action research network has 140 members from 34 countries across Europe and beyond from a range of disciplines including social policy, sociology, business, gender, economics and health research. The event is being hosted at the European Parliament by the Subgroup on Active Ageing in the Intergroup on Active Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Family Issues with support from the COST Association.
An exciting and informative programme is planned, starting with brief introductory remarks from the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mairead Mc Guinness, MEP, Mr Lambert va Nistlerooij, MEP, Chair of the Subgroup on Active Ageing, European Parliament and Ronald De Bruin, Director of COST.

We will have a presentation of key messages from six policy briefs by the leaders of Working Group 4 on Policy Toolkits, Dr Jonas Radl and Dr Nata Duvvury. The briefs are on Age Management (2), Health, Employment and Care, Inclusion and Gender, Pensions and Pension Planning and were developed by members of Working Group 4. This is followed by a policy roundtable involving European policy-makers and stakeholders affected by Extended Working Life from a gender and age perspective. Each roundtable participant will speak briefly on the gender and/or health implications of Extended Working Life policy from the perspective of their organisation and there will be time for questions and discussion. Next, we will have policy messages from approximately 18 countries in our Action, highlighting the key policy priorities related to Extended Working Life in each country. Finally, the Action Chair, Dr. Áine Ní Léime will close the event, discussing future policy and research directions.

For more information on the event and on COST click here.