The Silver Age, Silver SAge Initiative aims to support age-sensitive approaches to Continuous Professional Development for older learners and workers.
Across Europe demographic trends, reinforced by policies aimed at delaying retirement, are leading to an increase in the average age of the workforce. People are wanting to, or having to, work for longer than ever before. This is a cause for concern for both employers and older workers if skills, and therefore productivity and employability, deteriorate with age.
The goal of the Silver Age, Silver SAge Initiative (SASSI for short) is to give people the opportunity to maintain a productive working life by focusing on the updating and upskilling of this ageing workforce. It seeks to provide Trainers and Employers with a range of skills, tools and techniques to help them support older learners and workers more effectively.
The SASSI project is grant funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme for Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices (Key Action 2)