- Exploring the gap for effective extension of professional active life in Europe
- IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
Extending Professional Active Life (ePAL ) of elder people in Europe is affected by a number of factors in the market and society, which have the potential to either positively and negatively influence it. Current practices indicate that the European society, while started to act on this subject, is still slow to recognize the rationale behind and importance of fully supporting the extension of active professional life of seniors. Similarly, the capacity of the service sector to fully support the involvement of seniors in economical activities is at present limited, given the huge number of these seniors in different countries who need to be mobilized. This paper seeks to highlight the identified gaps related to effective mechanisms by which Europe can support its willing senior professionals to remain active. The study on gap identification addresses relevant technological, social, and organizational factors and external influences which have the potential to impact successful future life of elderly population. It also presents the methodology that is applied in our study to identify and analyze the gaps between the current practices in this area, the so-called baseline , and the desired future for this area as inspired in the ePAL vision  addressed in other research.
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- Proceedings title: Leveraging knowledge for innovation in collaborative networks: 10th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual
Enterprises, PRO-VE 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-9, 2009: Proceedings
Place of publication: Berlin
Editors: L.M. Camarinha-Matos, I. Paraskakis, H. Afsarmanesh
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