The Europe of tomorrow will be built with senior citizens. On the one hand, life expectancy is increasing and fertility rates are highly inadequate for generation renewal. At the same time, senior citizens represent the main labour pool, apart from immigration, to cope with the labour shortage looming on the horizon. Ageing baby boomers will start retiring in large numbers from 2005 on, and there is a shortage of young people to replace them. Accordingly, in 2010, the 45-64 age group in Europe will account for almost half the working-age population. It is in this context of population ageing that Eurogip organised in early October a European conference to promote the exchange of experience and information on the following theme: “How to promote workers’ health throughout their working lives?”
Our publications are mainly related to the comparative surveys that EUROGIP carries out regarding insurance or prevention of occupational risks in Europe. EUROGIP also publishes a newsletter, EUROGIP infos, or the proceedings of its annual conference. You will also find institutional documents such as the annual activity reports.
It is possible to make an economic assessment of what companies devote to occupational diseases in Europe by studying the expenses of the competent national insurance organisations. This is the purpose of the present report, which also deals with the question of funding for occupational health insurance.
At a time when stress at work is becoming a subject of growing concern, a European working group has examined the issue of the recognition of illnesses of psychosocial origin as occupational diseases in thirteen countries. Eurogip, which coordinated the work, publishes the study report.
Only in French
Eurogip organized Tuesday December 9, 2003 a European day-debate on the topic of the prevention of traffic accidents involving somebody who is at work at the time, whether they are occasional or regular displacements, which are often fatal. Proceedings are available in French only.