On 14 June 2012 Insurance Europe hosted a conference in Brussels to discuss ways for the European insurance sector to address the challenges it faces as its workforce gets older. The event was in cooperation with the other employer and employee organisations that make up the EU’s Insurance Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (ISSDC) and was funded by the European Commission.
The conference, which was attended by 65 participants, enabled insurance employers, trade unions, EU institutions and civil society representatives to debate the best ways to increase the attractiveness of the insurance sector. A booklet showcasing initiatives that promote a good work/life balance, qualifications and lifelong learning, and health and safety at work was published at the conference.
Both the booklet and the conference form part of a project, called “Addressing the demographic challenge in the European insurance sector: a collection and dissemination of good practice”, that resulted from a joint statement on demographic issues by the ISSDC in 2010.