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3rd International PEROSH Conference on Prolonging Working Life

Due to demographic changes across Europe, often referred to as the ‘ageing society’, there are strong political interests in maintaining the labour force by prolonging working life, through decreasing early exit from work and increasing the actual retirement age. However, exit from work is a complex and dynamic process, involving different factors at different levels (individual, workplace, society).

12:00 (CET)
TNO, Sylviusweg 71, Leiden, The Netherlands

The PEROSH project ‘Prolonging Working Life’ was initiated in 2018 to maintain and expand the existing research collaboration on this topic across different European countries. After several activities, the working group now organizes biennial conferences.

The 1st conference held in May 2020 was organized by the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NFA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 2nd conference was organized by the National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI) in Oslo, Norway, in September 2022.

The 3rd conference will be hosted by TNO in Leiden, the Netherlands, on 24-25 October 2024. It will be a hybrid conference, i.e. a physical meeting with the possibility of online participation. To facilitate networking and discussions, presenters should preferably participate physically. Physical participation is limited to 50 persons.


TNO, Sylviusweg 71, Leiden, the Netherlands.
It is also possible to participate online.

Conference & registration

Participation in this conference is free for both physical and online participation.

Physical participants must arrange and pay for their own transportation and (if needed) overnight accommodations. See hotel information below.

Registration is open from 21 March 2024 – 1 September 2024.

Networking drinks & dinner

Prior to the dinner that is planned for Thursday evening, October 24, there will be a networking reception. The organizing committee is pleased to offer you this networking reception.

Participation in the dinner is at your own expense (payment at the restaurant). The location of the networking drinks and dinner will be at the Wellness Fletcher Hotel in Leiden.

Hotel information

We were able to make a special price arrangement with Wellness Fletcher Hotel in Leiden for the (foreign) participants who are attending physically. The price per night, per person is € 145,00 including breakfast, excluding tourist tax.

If you wish to book a room at Fletchers, please send an email to [email protected] and use reference code 113-GFC4184 in your reservation. The hotel is located directly at the train station; exit “Bioscience Park”. The conference venue (TNO, Sylviusweg 71 Leiden) is a 10 minutes’ walk.

Abstract submission

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract with their own research to be presented at the conference (about 10 min + 5 min discussion).

Abstract forms can be filled in and submitted here. (open from February 1 until August 1, 2024)

Please note that submitting an abstract is not a registration!

Conference topics

  • Hybrid work, remote work, non-standard work arrangements
  • Work factors (ergonomic/mechanical, physical, chemical, biological)
  • Psychosocial or organisational work factors (incl. positive factors, working time)
  • Senior policies and practical implementation of good senior practice in workplaces
  • Skills development and possibilities for changing “track” (other work tasks or job type)
  • New technologies, digitalization, artificial intelligence
  • Age discrimination
  • Individual factors (e.g. health and lifestyle)
  • Health surveillance systems in workplaces
  • Country specific labour market policies related to age (early retirement, unemployment)

The program will start at 12:00 on Thursday, October 24 and will end on Friday, October 25 at approximately 14:00. More details will be published later on this website.

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