The Partnership

8 Countries

  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Sweden

8 Countries

  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Sweden
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Contact

Lead Partner

Wirtschaftsakademie
Schleswig-Holstein
www.wak-sh.de

Hartwig Wagemester
hartwig.wagemester@wak-sh.de
+49 431 / 3016 – 138

Project Management and Communication

REM • Consult
www.rem-consult.eu

Hauke Siemen
bestagers@rem-consult.eu
+49 (0)40 657 903 78

 

Lead Partner

Wirtschaftsakademie
Schleswig-Holstein
www.wak-sh.de

Hartwig Wagemester
hartwig.wagemester@wak-sh.de
+49 431 / 3016 – 138

Project Management and Communication

REM • Consult
www.rem-consult.eu

Hauke Siemen
bestagers@rem-consult.eu
+49 (0)40 657 903 78

 

Who are “Best Agers”?

Each individual defines his or her “best age” differently, and subjectively. But in economy and society, an age above 55 years is often not viewed as a productive age. Despite the fact that the members of the 55+ generation are well-educated, motivated and healthier than ever, they are often treated in a discriminatory way.

The 55+ are, however, the growing part of the working-age population, and hence we cannot afford to disrespect their potential and their readiness to share their experience and skills. Instead, this hidden potential must be utilized.

The contribution of older people to the human capital stock must increase to make up for the shrinking number of young people. Innovation should not be equated with young age only.
Seen from this perspective, the 55+ remain of “best age” for economic activities for many more years, sometimes even well beyond retirement age.

This is why in this project, every person older than 55 years, woman or man, is defined as a “Best Ager”.
 

Each individual defines his or her “best age” differently, and subjectively. But in economy and society, an age above 55 years is often not viewed as a productive age. Despite the fact that the members of the 55+ generation are well-educated, motivated and healthier than ever, they are often treated in a discriminatory way.

The 55+ are, however, the growing part of the working-age population, and hence we cannot afford to disrespect their potential and their readiness to share their experience and skills. Instead, this hidden potential must be utilized.

The contribution of older people to the human capital stock must increase to make up for the shrinking number of young people. Innovation should not be equated with young age only.
Seen from this perspective, the 55+ remain of “best age” for economic activities for many more years, sometimes even well beyond retirement age.

This is why in this project, every person older than 55 years, woman or man, is defined as a “Best Ager”.
 

"Best Agers defy the consequences of demographic change: Cities and regions of the Baltic Sea Region find creative ways of disclosing and utilizing the unused potentials of the age group 55+"

"Innovation is not an exclusive domain of young people - we support Best Agers’ entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region"

"The nineteen Best Agers partners work towards a cross-generational innovation environment in the Baltic Sea Region"

"Best Agers are well-educated, motivated and healthier than ever and can be mobilized to counteract brain drain and the loss of human capital in the Baltic Sea Region"

"Best Agers are a valuable resources for the Baltic Sea Region: They possess valuable experience, know-how and skills which we cannot afford to neglect"

Project Activities

Watch the "Best Agers" documentary film!

The film "Best Agers - Meeting Demographic Change" portraits four persons from four countries at the crossroads between working life and retirement. Watch the four episodes and see how exciting and full of important decisions life can be even when you think you have seen it all!

All Activities

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Watch the "Best Agers" documentary film!

The film "Best Agers - Meeting Demographic Change" portraits four persons from four countries at the crossroads between working life and retirement. Watch the four episodes and see how exciting and full of important decisions life can be even when you think you have seen it all!

All Activities

Click here