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A public consultation has opened, launching the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020.  The “biggest European Union research and innovation framework programme ever” supports the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. The evaluation is required by the legal act that established the programme and it must be completed by 31 December 2017.  FIEC will co-ordinate a response on behalf of its members, possibly in collaboration with the European Council for Construction Research Development and Innovation (ECCREDI). Initial discussions will be co-ordinated by TEC-2, the sub-commission dealing with RTD matters.  The consultation is open until 15 January 2017.





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The EU-OSHA Agency has presented a suite of publications on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of the ageing workforce. You can read an overview of the general implications of the ageing workforce for OSH or find out more about the implications for women in particular. You can also check an analysis of the existing policies, strategies and programmes in Europe for safer and healthier working at any age and specific rehabilitation and return-to-work systems.