RESET – Pedagogy for Workforce Transition
The ageing of the population is a demographic phenomenon all over the Europe. It has been estimated that by 2050 the ratio of retirees to workers in Europe will double to 0.54 and number of Europeans aged 80 and over is expected to nearly triple. There is no doubt that our social security systems’ capacity to maintain today’s standard of living for older people will be severely challenged. Even today the risk of poverty of persons over the age of 65 is increased by one third against national averages in most countries.
To fight this phenomenon the EU has set itself the target of increasing the employment rate of older people. For this to be successful, the education, guidance, training and employment opportunities must be adapted to an age-diverse workforce. New pedagogic approaches are the key elements to facilitate extended workforce participation. To address today’s issues and challenges there is a need for the appropriate new partnerships and learning tools that are flexible, adaptable, and easily updated and upgraded.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
RESET project partners realize that Europe’s older generations have a key and continuing role to play. Critical to this is the acquisition of new, updated and marketable skills and competences that contain all the necessary attributes for a long and successful career. There are a wide range of potential areas where older workers could be re-deployed to work on a full-time or part-time basis.
Taking all these issues and EU strategies into account the RESET Project will develop:
- a new bespoke, training programme for older workers
- a digital competence toolkit that develops IT skills
- an in-service training programme for adult educators to support their professional development introducing them to age-appropriate teaching practices for older persons
- a business development and planning framework for older persons to support them in developing their new business models
- an e-learning portal to facilitate the training of all project target groups
RESET will also encourage trade unions, employers and educationalists to collaborate with older workers in defining potential new work areas and develop appropriate business support tools for new age-appropriate business models. Due to the transnational nature of RESET it will also support trans-national cooperation between older workers and explore potential business cooperative models.
The project consortium consists of 7 partners:
- E-SENIORS (France)
- SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LTD (Cyprus)
- The Center for Training and Research INNEO
- Asociatia pentru Educatie si Dezvoltare Durabila (Romania)
- The Rural Hub (Ireland)
- INNOVENTUM (Finland)
- UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE (Greece)
The RESET Project runs from November 2017 to October 2019.
Project website: https://resetproject.eu
Project Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/RESET-Project-505304713202261/