Better Work in Old Age: Supporting older workers and organizational environment in coping with age transitions and work requirements
The BeOLD project main focus is to improve social inclusion of older workers, by using innovative training tools. The reason of focusing on offering education programs for older workers is that they lack learning opportunities, evidence suggesting that employers tend to offer trainings to younger employees, as they perceive the older ones less motivated, less productive, without resources to use in work process and without future career goals ahead. This is a tendency that has its causes in ageism, seen as a societal and also individual problem that must be tackled. The management and older workers often belong to different generations, and this barrier has to be overcome through the educational programs proposed in this project, with modules that address intergenerational learning and mentoring. The project intends to enhance social inclusion of older workers by elaborating and delivering innovative educational programs.