Best Agers Lighthouses Project ended on 30 September 2014

As of 30 September 2014 the Best Agers Lighthouses project has been finalised.

At the Final Conference we have been able to present and discuss our results, to look back at two years of challenging but highly regarding work on age management in the Baltic Sea Region and to think ahead about what still needs to be done.

The project results have been published and can be downloaded from this website (see "Outputs").

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Compilation of Findings published

The Best Agers Lighthouses Partnership has published a compilation of findings from the project with the title:

"Competitiveness and Employment for the Future: Good Examples of Age Management in the Baltic Sea Region"

This publication contains case studies of the age management interventions in nine public and private organisations as well as results of the scientific evaluation of these interventions.

It can be downloaded here.

Recommendations published

The Best Agers Lighthouses Partnership has compiled recommendations for two different target groups:

"Age Management in Practice" - for employers

"Ageing Workforces in the Baltic Sea Region" - for social partners and policy-makers.

Both sets of recommendations are available in the download section.

Final Conference in Riga 16-17 September

We would like to thank all speakers and participants in the Joint Tripartite Conference "Employment for the Future" which took place in Riga, Latvia, on 16-17 September. The conference was a jont event of the Best Agers Lighthouses Project and the Baltic Sea Labour Forum. Company representatives, social partners, policy-makers and academics discussed responses to the challenge of ageing workforce both at the macroeconomic and the organisational level. The conference participants shared good practices of employers and trade unions and identified needs for further transnational cooperation.

The conference programme can be viewed here.

The presentations can be viewed here.

The summary report for the conference can be viewed here.

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Project at Conference “Wellbeing at Work”

From 26-28 May 2014 the Danish National Research Center for the Working Environment (NRCWE) organised the major European conference on wellbeing at work in Copenhagen. The project Best Agers Lighthouses organised a symposium entitled "Active ageing at work and strategic age management in SMEs" during the main conference programme.

Read more: Project at Conference “Wellbeing at Work”

Public Seminar and Project Meeting in Brussels

The partnership held its sixth project meeting in Brussels on 12+13 May. The first day in the Hanse-Office focused on exchanging and discussing the processes and results of the interventions in all nine Lighthouse Organisations. On the second day a joint public seminar "Ageing and Competitiveness: Regional answers to Demographic Change" together with the Demographic Change Regions Network was held at Saxony Liaison Office Brussels.

Read more: Public Seminar and Project Meeting in Brussels

Creative “Project Slam“ Contribution

German project partners participated in the "Project Slam" at the national INTERREG V B launch conference in Berlin of the Federal Ministry of Transport. While ordinary project presentations are widely known and used, in this "Project Slam" creative and novel ways of presenting the project were asked for. Borrowing the idea from a quiz show of the late Eighties, a dynamic and funny short sketch containing the project approach and results was played. An official visual documentation including a movie clip with all Project Slam contributions can soon be found here.

Read more: Creative “Project Slam“ Contribution

Selected survey results (Evaluation) available

The Scientific Partner Aalto University School of Business Small Business Center provided interesting figures from the first round of the standardised survey, which was conducted among the employees in eight Lighthouse Organisations. You can find the one-pager with results in the download section ("Evaluation and Case Studies").

Intervention Brochure with all Lighthouse Organisations available

A brochure with information about the nine participating Lighthouse Organisations is available in the download-section (Project Information). This small brochure conveys in a very simple way the intervention approach to interested readers. It is produced instead of a project flyer and distributed by all Partners.

Final Conference Summary Report online

A documentation of the Joint Tripatite Conference of the Best Agers Lighthouses project and the Baltic Sea Labour Forum on 16-17 September 2014 in Riga is now available for download.

The summary report contains visual impressions of the two days as well as the main content of the panel discussions, key note speeches and workshops.

Networking Conference on Demographic Change and Position Paper

In Berlin a networking conference of projects dealing with demographic change took place on 11th February. The Academy of Economics (Lead Partner of Best Agers Lighthouses) advanced exchange with other INTERREG- as well as national and regional projects which work on different aspects of demographic change. By doing so, an outlook to the funding period 2014-2020 was conducted and opportunities for cooperation were initiated. Furthermore, a joint position paper was presented, which has been prepared by several INTERREG projects on demographic change at a workshop in Hamburg 2013 and afterwards. The position paper is available in the download section ("Recommendations and Manuals"). For more information please contact the Lead Partner or the Project Management.

Project Meeting in Pori, FI

From 20th-22nd January 2014 a fifth project meeting was held in Pori, Finland.

Read more: Project Meeting in Pori, FI

Project update at halftime

Best Agers Lighthouses has now passed half of its lifetime. On this occasion we would like to provide you with information about the project progress.

The activities and the three aims of the project find a positive echo from the participating employers as well as from relevant institutions and other stakeholders: firstly to implement age management in the so called “Lighthouse Organisations”, secondly to evaluate the costs and benefits of these age management interventions and finally to promote them afterwards.

You can find here a one-pager ("Project Information") with short information about what has happened, where do we stand right now and what are the next steps.

Analysis and intervention processes in LAMPs started

In each Local Age Management Partnership the analysis and design of the age management interventions are currently on-going.

Read more: Analysis and intervention processes in LAMPs started

Fruitful project meeting in Siauliai

From 26th to 28th August 2013 the project partners held their fourth meeting in Siauliai, Lithuania.

Read more: Fruitful project meeting in Siauliai

Next project meeting in Siauliai

26 -28 August 2013, Siauliai

The next project meeting takes place in Siauliai (26th - 28th August 2013).

Important topics will be the exchange of experience between External Advisors and Facilitating Partners with regards to the intervention process as well as the cost-benefit analysis within the Lighthouse Organisations. It will be accompanied by a meeting of the Advisory Council and a study visit to Lithuanian companies, that implement aspects of age management.

Succesful project meeting in Hamburg

The third project meeting took place in Hamburg from 10th to 12th June 2013.

Read more: Succesful project meeting in Hamburg

"Best Agers Lighthouses" gets started with transnational events

After the successful completion of the "Best Agers" project, the "Best Agers Lighthouses" project partnership continues with the realisation of the recommendations concerning age management. In the first half of 2013 the following "Best Agers Lighthouses" events took place:

  • Kick-Off-Meeting in Helsinki, Finland in January
  • Project-Meeting in Gdansk, Poland in March