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Conference: Active Aging for Longer and Better Working Lives
October 1, 2015Riga, Latvia

Organized jointly by the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia and the World Bank, the conference will discuss active ageing challenges in Europe with regard to employment, and in particular, look at how countries can make full use of the existing labor force potential.

Given that Europe is experiencing rapid population ageing, providing support for longer and better working lives is important not only for the welfare of the older population, but also for future growth prospects of countries.

With this in sight, the objective of the conference is to examine active ageing challenges in Europe, with regard to employment, and to look at how countries can adapt to the changing labor market and make full use of the existing labor force potential. The focus will be on the public policy environment, but the role of the private sector will also be examined.

The conference is organised as part of the project “Latvia: Developing a Comprehensive Active Ageing Strategy for Longer and Better Working Lives,” with funding from the European Union.

For registration, please contact Ms. Krista Brantēvica at +371 67021572, krista.brantevica@lm.gov.lv

9:30 – 10:00

Registration and Coffee

 

10:00 – 10:30

Opening remarks

Uldis Augulis, Minister for Welfare of Latvia

Inna Šteinbuka, Head of the European Commission Representation in Latvia

Stefan Emblad, Director and Special Representative, EU, World Bank

 

10:30 – 11:35

20 min

20 min

20 min

5 min

Active Ageing Situation in Europe

EC - POLICY SIDE\WB

Anna Cristina d'Addio, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Olga Kharitonova, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Questions and Answers Session

 

11:35-12:30

30 min

20 min

5 min

 

The Active Aging Challenge for Longer Working Lives in Latvia

Emily Sinnott, Senior Economist and Victoria Levin, Senior Economist, World Bank, Presentation on the report “Active Ageing Situation in Latvia” - Results of the Study

Active ageing strategy, Ministry of Welfare of Latvia

Questions and Answers Session

 

Moderator: Ms Ieva Jaunzeme, State Secretary of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia

12:30- 13.30

Lunch

13:30-14:40

20 min

20 min

20 min

10 min

 

European Approaches

Roland Hanak, Austrian Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs and Consumer Protection

Heidi Koolmeister, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia

Jakub Borkowski, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Poland

Questions and Answers Session

 

14:40– 15:00

Coffee Break

 

15:00– 16:10

20 min

20 min

20 min

10 min

 

European Approaches

Elisabeth Robinson, Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

Patrik Tötterman, Ministry of Labour and the Economy of Finland

Another country – Croatia/Romania/HUNGARY

Questions and Answers Session

 

16:10 – 16:30

Conclusions and Way Forward

Closing remarks by representatives of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia and Marina Wes, Country Manager for Poland and the Baltics, World Bank

 

Moderator: Ms Ilze Zvīdriņa, Deputy Director of Labour Market Policy Department of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia and Chair of the Steering Committee of the project “Latvia: Developing a Comprehensive Active Ageing Strategy for Longer and Better Working Lives”.

Event details
  • Venue: Islande Hotel, Ķīpsalas Street 2, Riga
  • date and time: October 1, 2015 at 10:00 am



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Conference: Active Aging for Longer and Better Working Lives

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Conference held Oct 1, 2015 in Riga


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