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REWIR: Negotiating return to work in the age of demographic change through industrial relations

Return to work after illness: the role of industrial relations

Return to work after illness: the role of industrial relations

Jan. 29, 2021

๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐„๐–๐ˆ๐‘ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—. ๐Ÿ. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Demographic change and population ageing have been identified as major societal challenges, with profound impacts for labour markets across the EU. These processes put pressure on the fiscal sustainability of the welfare state and the capacity of healthcare systems. In an attempt to tackle these challenges, member states have adopted measures to extend working lives. These include increasing the retirement age and the (re)integration of vulnerable groups into the labour market, including individuals who have become inactive through illness or disability. Within this context, healthy ageing practices and good workplace health standards have become EU priorities, as underscored in the Europe 2020 agenda.

The purpose of the conference is to promote an open debate on the state of play and the upcoming challenges for industrial relationsโ€™ actors in relation to workers returning to work after illness or for those with chronic diseases. Given the rapidly changing labour market landscape, including the effects of Covid-19, the discussion aims to explore future opportunities for return to work offered by the new EU Disability Rights Strategy for 2021-2030 and the EU Strategic Framework on Health & Safety at Work for 2021-2027. The panels will bring together participants from EU member states and EU-level organisations, inviting them to share developments in social partner strategies in return-to-work initiatives in their respective countries.

The research project โ€œNegotiating return to work in the age of demographic change through industrial relationsโ€ (REWIR - VS/2019/0075) will inform the discussion. Its findings willshow how different industrial relations and social dialogue practices contribute to the shape of return-to- work policies and extend working lives in the EU member states. Further information can be found on the project website.

๐€๐ ๐ž๐ง๐๐š

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ โ€“ ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐–๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž Cinzia Alcidi, Director of Research, Head of Economic Policy and Jobs & Skills Units(CEPS)

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ โ€“ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ:๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“ ๐Š๐ž๐ฒ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐œ๐ก: ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐„๐ฎ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‘๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ

Hana Velecka, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (European Commission)

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ:๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“ โ€“ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ:๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ ๐๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ข๐œ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ (๐‘๐„๐–๐ˆ๐‘): ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐„๐ฎ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž?

Moderator: Sara Baiocco (CEPS)

-Presentation of research findings: EU-wide findings in a comparative perspective, Nina Lopez-Uroz & Leonie Westhoff (CEPS), Marta Kahancovรก (CELSI)

-Country snapshots: combination of country videos and short interventions by speakers from member states in REWIR

-Q&A

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ:๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?

Moderator: Margaret Heffernan (DCU)

Panelists: Per Hilmersson, Deputy General Secretary (ETUC) Michele Buonerba, Local Trade Union Official (CISL, Italy) Erik De Bom, Social Affairs Advisor (UNIZO, Belgium) Michaรซl De Gol, Vice Chair of the Social Affairs Board (SGI Europe)

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ ๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ ๐š๐ก๐ž๐š๐: ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐” ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก & ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐–๐จr๐ค ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ซ๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ-๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ž๐ซ๐š?

Moderator: Margherita Roiatti (ADAPT)

Panelists: Roberto de Miro d'Ajeta, Coordinator of the Legal Network (ECPC) Sylvain Renouvel, Director (Federation of European Social Employers) Sarah Cospey, Project Manager (EU-OSHA)

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ

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