Why do we need a higher participation of older workers in employment ?
  • It is an important factor that contributes to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • It is important to tackle age discrimination regarding employment and occupation, given that ageism is an important exclusion factor for older workers on labour markets.
  • Investments should be made in life-long learning initiatives, adapted to labour market needs.

Following these needs and challenges, the main objective of the project proposal AGE IN TANDEM is the involvement of a transnational partnership with the goal to adapt and transfer the good practice realised in the TALENTAGED project.

How do we obtain it ?

In order to do so, the consortium will analyze the situation of retention and reemployment of the ageing workforce, by acting through local work-teams composed by a training / guidance structure leading and testing the process and by a number of firms available to test the methodology.
Each partner, is asked to deepen the adaptation of the methodology in its country (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany and Portugal), by focusing on local final beneficiaries for which stronger intervention is needed (mature workers hit by the crisis). In order to do so, specific parts or components of the methodology can be empowered by each partner, following the results of the local analysis and starting from the great experience of the consortium in the field of quality ageing, employment of mature workers and lifelong learning.

The AGE IN TANDEM project will be based on :
  • a situation analysis focused on the local existing professional training & guidance systems for mature workers (through interviews, desk analysis and focus groups)
  • the local situation concerning the employability of mature workers.

Project type

Lifelong learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of innovation
Area : employment of seniors
Concerned territory : Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia


24 months : October, 1st, 2012 – September, 30th, 2014

Project leader

Réseau Tandem Plus, France