Evaluation of the Interventions

The aim of the activities is to support the Local Age Management Partnerships (LAMPs) with guidance in the preparation of the organisational intervention, to monitor the intervention processes, to consult the Facilitating Partners and other actors during the implementation and, finally, to evaluate the intervention in order to be able to present a sound scientific assessment of the benefits of applied age management in companies. For the fulfilment of these tasks an Advisory Council (AC) is set up, consisting of researchers from the Scientific Partners' staff and selected qualified external experts.

Since "Best Agers Lighthouses" is a transnational project which is based on cooperation between all involved partners, exchange of experience between the different LAMPs is a key element of the project work plan. This exchange enables the Facilitating Partners and the External Advisors (and, to a certain degree, the Internal Mentors) to share good practices, discuss common challenges and receive inspiration and ideas for the intervention process. Virtual seminars (webinars) take place on a platform run by the Project Partnership. This channel is also used for the exchange of experience and further qualification of the advisors and mentors.

Scientific evaluation of the intervention, including a cost-benefit analysis that makes clear what economic incentives there are for adapting the approach, is the key to promoting the age management intervention approach to other companies and organisations. The organisational interventions are evaluated both during the process (e.g. by conducting in-depth interviews and surveys) and again after its finalisation. The publication of the results will be done with regard to three target groups:

  • for scientific audiences: Scientific Partners write and present papers and study reports
  • for companies: a manual listing the concrete steps of the organisational intervention and naming the benefits and success factors will be produced
  • for national and regional decision makers and stakeholders (politicians, social partners): a set of recommendations will be developed in conjunction with a Tripartite Conference.