Did you know...?

Younger workers are more likely to have an accident, but older workers may have more serious injuries and fatal accidents.
In 2014, the highest employment rate of people aged between 55 and 64 years in the EU are found in Sweden (74.0%), followed by Germany (65.5%) and Estonia (64.0%).
Over the next 50 years, the European working-age population is expected to decline by nearly 42 million (which is equivalent to almost the entire population of Spain).
The hardest things to deal with for workers over 55 years of age in Europe are exclusion from training, negative stereotyping among their younger colleagues, and a lack of opportunities to retire gradually.
Nearly 1 in 5 workers above 50 years of age do not believe they will be able to do the same job when they are 60 years old.
Over 60% of people who are over 50 years of age feel as fit as they ever did.
  • Milieu: WP1 State-of-the-Art-Review for Safer and Healthier Work at Any Age, 2015;
  • Eurobarometer: Active Ageing Report, 2012;
  • ESF Age: EAF Age Network Working Group I Report: Good Practice Examples on Sustainable Employability and Workability drawn from across Europe, 2012;
  • European Commision: Population ageing in Europe - -Facts, implications and policies, 2014;
  • J.O. Crawford et al.: The Health Safety and Health promotion Needs of Older Workers, 2010.