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

 

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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Seminar Age Management for Regions

 

On 20 September 2012, the Best Agers project organised a seminar on the topic of “Demography and Age Management – Generation Shift on Labour Markets” in Lillestrøm, Norway. The seminar was a side event to the BSSSC Annual Conference and the BSR Programme Conference 2012. Approximately fifty participants, mostly representatives of regional entities in the Baltic Sea Region and of the Best Agers partner organisations, discussed demographic challenges and suitable pro-active strategies at the regional level. Age management and work force participation of older people were in the centre of the discussion.

As a result of this seminar, a "Pan-baltic Regions Network for Innovative Age Management" has been created in cooperation with the Baltic Sea States Sub-regional Cooperation (BSSSC). You can find information about and join the network here.

The speakers at the seminar on demography and age management.

From left to right: Roland Kadefors, (Gothenburg University), Marianne Jørgensen, (Sandnes Municipality), Hartwig Wagemester (Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein), Ewa Hedkvist-Petersen and Agneta Granström (Norrbotten County Council), Klaus Georg Hansen (Nordregio), Hauke Siemen (REM •Consult, Hamburg).

 

Agneta Granström, County Council Commissioner from Norrbotten welcomed the participants and explained the relevance of demographic changes for sparsely populated areas in the North of Sweden.

 

Klaus-Georg Hansen presented the “Demographic Handbook” that was recently published by Nordregio and gave an overview of key demographic trends in the Nordic countries.

 

Maj-Tone Rasmussen and Marianne Jørgensen presented a postive example for dealing with an ageing work force at the municipal level. Sandnes, a city on the Western coast of Norway, has implemented a “senior policy” at the local level during the last decade – with great success. While not many municipalities or regions might have the same economic preconditions as Sandnes (which is part of the oil and gas capital of Norway), the presented approach gave the participants food for thought and for developing own regional strategies.

 

Roland Kadefors, Visiting Professor at the Department of Work Science at Gothenburg University (Sweden), presented the results of the activities dealing with labour market and employment of older people in the Best Agers project. He highlighted both the structural differences between Baltic Sea Region countries and the common traits – such as age discimination at the work place. Key recommendations of the project are bundled in a “17-point programme for sustained employability of older workers”.

 

Hartwig Wagemester, Project Coordinator from the Lead Partner organisation, the Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), introduced the activities of the Best Agers project that focus on older people supporting and working in business life – e.g. as coaches for small and medium-sized enterprises or as mentors for students and young entrepreneurs.

 

Hauke Siemen, Managing Director of REM Consult in Hamburg (Germany) and project manager of the Best Agers project, presented an overview of the project’s objectives and results after almost three years of work. He highlighted that when dealing with demographic change, one should not only see statistics and maps but also the individuals who are part of ageing societies. 

 

On 20 September 2012, the Best Agers project organised a seminar on the topic of “Demography and Age Management – Generation Shift on Labour Markets” in Lillestrøm, Norway. The seminar was a side event to the BSSSC Annual Conference and the BSR Programme Conference 2012. Approximately fifty participants, mostly representatives of regional entities in the Baltic Sea Region and of the Best Agers partner organisations, discussed demographic challenges and suitable pro-active strategies at the regional level. Age management and work force participation of older people were in the centre of the discussion.

As a result of this seminar, a "Pan-baltic Regions Network for Innovative Age Management" has been created in cooperation with the Baltic Sea States Sub-regional Cooperation (BSSSC). You can find information about and join the network here.

The speakers at the seminar on demography and age management.

From left to right: Roland Kadefors, (Gothenburg University), Marianne Jørgensen, (Sandnes Municipality), Hartwig Wagemester (Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein), Ewa Hedkvist-Petersen and Agneta Granström (Norrbotten County Council), Klaus Georg Hansen (Nordregio), Hauke Siemen (REM •Consult, Hamburg).

 

Agneta Granström, County Council Commissioner from Norrbotten welcomed the participants and explained the relevance of demographic changes for sparsely populated areas in the North of Sweden.

 

Klaus-Georg Hansen presented the “Demographic Handbook” that was recently published by Nordregio and gave an overview of key demographic trends in the Nordic countries.

 

Maj-Tone Rasmussen and Marianne Jørgensen presented a postive example for dealing with an ageing work force at the municipal level. Sandnes, a city on the Western coast of Norway, has implemented a “senior policy” at the local level during the last decade – with great success. While not many municipalities or regions might have the same economic preconditions as Sandnes (which is part of the oil and gas capital of Norway), the presented approach gave the participants food for thought and for developing own regional strategies.

 

Roland Kadefors, Visiting Professor at the Department of Work Science at Gothenburg University (Sweden), presented the results of the activities dealing with labour market and employment of older people in the Best Agers project. He highlighted both the structural differences between Baltic Sea Region countries and the common traits – such as age discimination at the work place. Key recommendations of the project are bundled in a “17-point programme for sustained employability of older workers”.

 

Hartwig Wagemester, Project Coordinator from the Lead Partner organisation, the Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), introduced the activities of the Best Agers project that focus on older people supporting and working in business life – e.g. as coaches for small and medium-sized enterprises or as mentors for students and young entrepreneurs.

 

Hauke Siemen, Managing Director of REM Consult in Hamburg (Germany) and project manager of the Best Agers project, presented an overview of the project’s objectives and results after almost three years of work. He highlighted that when dealing with demographic change, one should not only see statistics and maps but also the individuals who are part of ageing societies. 

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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"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"

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

"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"

"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"