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“PES and effective employment of older workers"

17.11.2015 to 18.11.2015

One of the challenges facing the PES is to provide effective long-term employment for people aged over 50, including transitions from one employment to another.

The event  focused on exchange of best practices based on evidence of how PES can work effectively with people over the age of 50, made a significant contribution to improving employment.

 

 

 

Tuesday 17 November 2015

 

 

08h30

Registration

 

 

 

09h30

Opening of the Seminar: Welcome and practicalities

Moderator: Ivan Neykov

  •     Ivaylo Kalfin, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Bulgaria

     

  •           Valentina Georgieva, Acting Executive Director of the Employment Agency, Bulgaria

     

  •           Annie Gauvin, Director, Vice Presidency Europe, WAPES

     

  •           Lenka Kint, Executive Secretary, WAPES

     

 

10h15

 

 

 

 

 

 

10h30

 

 

 Moderator: Ivan Neykov

 Plenary session I

 "Policies and best practicesfor successful job placement of older  workers – trends, challenges and opportunities”

  • Employment Services offered by the employment Agency to unemployed aged over 50 - Dora Ganeva, Director-General of Employment Services Directorate General, Employment Agency, Republic of Bulgaria

          

  • Ageing jobseekers in the Netherlands - Corine Peeters, Business Advisor International Affairs, UWV, The Netherlands

          

  • Public Employment Services and Older Workers – Approaches in the EU - Susanne Kraatz, Seconded National Employment Expert

          

     

 

11h45

 

Coffee Break

12h15

 

Moderator: Ivan Neykov

 Plenary session II

 

Aspects of employment /unemployment among older workers –   differences and similarities in different regions in the world

 

Presentations and a moderated panel discussion, questions and answers

 

  • Older Workers in Canada - Success with Local Strategies - Ramona McDowell, Manager, Employment and Social Development, Canada

          

  • Japanese Policy on Older Workers - Haruhiro Jono, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

          

  • European Policy for Seniors – Annie Gauvin, Director, Pôle Emploi,  France

     

          

 

13h15

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Parallel Sessions

 

14h30 17h00 (including Coffee Break)

 

 

Moderator: Anna Delibasheva, Deputy General Director, Bulgarian Employment Service

 

Best practices – tools and methods - applied by PES to ensure      effective employment of older workers.

  • "Active+": Mediation towards employment of people over 50 in Flanders - Nina Van den Driessche, Policy evaluation, VDAB, Belgium

          

  • Silver Success – Group Counceling Program for the Aged of Korea -Sang Hyon Lee, Director International Department, KEIS, Korea

          

  • Best practices – tools and methods applied by RLO to ensure efficient employment for elderly workers - Penka Kirilova, Director of Regional Employment Services Directorate, and Sonya Vasileva Kamenovska – Chief Expert-Psychologist at the Local Labour Office Directorate, City of Rousse, Bulgaria

               

  • Services for older job seekers – best practices – Marie-Christine Dubroca Cortesi, Regional Director, Clermont Ferrand, Pôle emploi, France

          

 

19h00

 

 

Dinner outside the hotel – departure 18h00

 

 

Wednesday 18 November 2015

 

 

 

 

09h30

 

    Experiences from the ILO, tbd

  • Michael Mwasikakata

          

 

"World of Public Employment Services: Challenges, Capacity and  Perspectives for PES in the New World of Work – A PES Typology"

 

  • WAPES, Miguel Peromingo, Consultant

          

 

  • Q&R

     

 

10h00

 

Moderator:Elisabet Arp, Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish PES)

 

 

Innovative approaches and practices on cooperation with employers and other stakeholders in order to facilitate- or to retain older workers in employment.

 

  • Measures for Employment of Older Workers - Petru Blanariu, Deputy Director, National Agency for Employment, Romania

          

  • Fuller Working LivesThe UK Approach - Sofia Stayte, Work, Welfare & Wellbeing in Later Life TeamDepartment for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

          

  •  A Chance to Work -Diana Naydenova - Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria (CITUB)

          

 

  • Q&R

      

 

11h00

 

Closing remarks

  • Host country Bulgaria

     

  • Representative from WAPES 

     

11h30

 

Lunch

13h00 – 14h30

 

Study visit to the Bulgarian Employment Agency

 

 

Group 1

 Departurefrom the hotel

  •  Visit theLOD (Bulgarian PES)

  

Group 2 

Departurefrom the hotel

  •  Visit theLOD (Bulgarian PES)

 

 

 

 

  

Sofia, Bulgaria
Country: 
Bulgaria
Region: 
Europe