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Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of the e-CAPACIT8 project. We warmly invite you to explore its particulars and hope the project will remain of interest to you, not only throught its duration but also much beyond.

Your e-CAPACIT8 project team

 

Events

  • 4rd Project meeting i Leuven, 18/04/2016
  • 3rd Project meeting in Krakow, 26-27/02/2015
  • 2nd Project meeting, Kooperationsstelle Hamburg IFE, Gmb H, 28-29/11/2013
  • e-CAPACIT8 project kick-off meeting, Luxembourg, 12/02/2013

Reviews of literature and good practice on one hand, experiences of Occupational Health Professionals (OHPs) on the other, but both come down to the same conclusion: in order to meet the increasing health needs of an ageing workforce more effectively, an integrated and inclusive approach is needed. One that appreciates the value of all inspiring workplace interventions, one that gives credit to the efforts of social partners and other actors (e.g. EU OSHA, ILO, WHO, etc.) and one that makes most use of policy instruments- either those, which are already in place or those to be developed. Finally, an approach which does not overlook the potential of OHPs, as of those professionals who encounter older workers on regular basis and are, as a matter of fact, often very aware of the occupational risks that these workers are exposed to.

In this respect, and given the poor availability and dispersal of current educational materials, which specifically address the problem of an ageing workforce, it is particularly crucial that the OHPs have continuous access to up-to-date and relevant sources of information and extracurricular training. Ones, which pinpoint demographic changes that take place in their country, describe most prevalent conditions, forecast emerging occupational risks, present cross-links on how different professionals can assist one another in their daily practice and, finally, materials which provide opportunities for self-directed learning.

What lies at the heart of this project therefore is an apparent need to explore and systematize the existing training curricula for OHPs, as well as complement them with new, country and sector specific educational materials. Execution of the project is divided into three distinct, albeit interdependent phases, namely: