Presentations

1st Day, 16 September

Ageing Workforces as a macroeconomic challenge for the European Union and its member states

Jörg Peschner, Seconded National Expert at the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Ageing Workforces as an organisational challenge

Mirko Sporket, Professor of Sociology, University of Applied Science Münster, Germany

Best Agers Lighthouses - the project

Hartwig Wagemester, Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein, Lead Partner of the Best Agers Lighthouses Project

Age Management status of companies in the Baltic Sea Region - Best Agers Lighthouses evaluation results

Katri Liekkilä, Aalto University Small Business Center
Anita Richert-Kazmierska, Gdansk University of Technology

2nd Day, 17 September

A Look Beyond Europe: Responses to demographic change in the United States

Richard Caputo, Professor of Social Policy and Research, Wurzweiler School of SocialWork, Yeshiva University, New York, USA

Workshop A: Addressing ageing under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - the way forward

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - Priority Area Education

Anders Bergström, Norden Association, PA Coordinator Education and HA Leader Involvement of the EUSBSR

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020: New funding opportunities

Helinä Yli-Knuutlia, Baltic Sea Region Programme Joint Technical Secretariat

Workshop B: Ageing workforces and social Dialogie: Practical approaches of the social partners

Demography - More Chance Than Risk. Process Design and Process Support - An Integral Approach

Gabriele Bienmüller, NORDMETALL - The Employers' Association of the Metals Industry in Northern Germany
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Longer careers with the job life cycle model - guide to designing an age plan

Riitta Työläjärvi, The Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK)

Expertise to ensure quality and public health in a demographic perspective

Marie Gitta Müller, Municipality of Larvik, Norway

Older, experienced and in good health - Seminar for Works Concils

Hans Thormählen, Arbeit und Leben Hamburg, Germany
Alexander Frevel, Advisor for Work Ability and Demographic Change, Germany

Workshop C: Age management: Transferring scientific recommendations into company practice

Costs and benefits of age management: A Best Agers Lighthouses approach

Lars Schieber, REM • Consult, Hamburg, Germany

Practical aspects of age management in International Paper Kwidzyn

Maciej Dec and Anna Ksiezopolska, International Paper Kwidzyn, Poland

Age Management: More than just dealing with the effects of demographic change

Jan Pieper, L3 ELAC Nautik, Kiel, Germany

 

Best Agers - Meeting Demographic Change

A documentary film produced by the Best Agers project

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Shuttle buses will be available to transport between the hotels, conference venue and dinner venue.

16 September: Hotels -> Conference venue

Astor Hotel 08:30
Albert Hotel 08:40
Islande Hotel 08:55
Maritim Park Hotel 09:10


16 September: Conference venue -> Hotels / Walking Tour -> Dinner venue

Maritim Park Hotel 17:45 18:00 18:40
Islande Hotel 18:00 18:15 18:55
Astor Hotel (start of walking tour at 18:30) 18:15 18:30 19:10
Albert Hotel 18:25 18:40 19:20
Spikeri Concert Hall (end of walking tour at 19:30)     19:30


16 September: Dinner venue -> Hotels

21:45 from Spikeri Concert Hall to:  22:15 from Spikeri Concert Hall to: 
Bus 1: Bus 2: Bus 1: Bus 2:
Astor Hotel Islande Hote Astor Hotel Islande Hotel
Hotel Alberts Maritim Park Hotel Albert Hotel Maritim Park Hotel


17 September: Hotels -> Conference venue

Astor Hotel 08:05
Hotel Albert 08:15
Islande Hotel 08:30
Maritim Park Hotel 08:45


You can download the shuttle bus schedule here!

 

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Travel information

 

How to get to Riga

By Plane:

There are good flight connections from all Baltic Sea countries. The local Latvian Airline Air Baltic provides the most connections to Riga.

 

How to get to the venue (Park Maritim Hotel Riga)

Map: Directions to the hotel

From Riga Airport:

By public transport:

Bus 22 (direction Lidosta - Abrenes iela)
Start: Lidosta Riga (Airport Riga)
Stop: Slokas iela (1 minute walk to Kalnciema iela)

Continue with Tram 4 or 5
Start: Kalnciema iela
Stop: A.Grīna bulvāris (Park Maritim hotel)

Duration: 25 minutes
Price: 1,20 Euro

By taxi:

Traveling time: 15 minutes
Price: ca. 12 Euro

 From the other hotels:

There will be shuttle bus to take participants from the other hotels (see accommodation) to the conference venue and to the dinner. Departure times will be posted here.

 

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Shuttle buses will be available to transport between the hotels, conference venue and dinner venue.
View the shuttle bus schedule here!

 

Useful Links:

 

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Venue

Conference Venue

16 and 17 September

Maritim Park Hotel Riga
Slokas iela 1,
Riga, LV-1048
Directions to the venue

Dinner

16 September, 19:00 – 22:00h

Spikeri Concert Hall
Maskavas iela 4/1
Rīga, LV-1050
Directions to the venue
Homepage

 

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Accommodation

There are many hotels of different categories and prices in Riga. We kindly ask you to make your hotel reservation directly with the hotels.

We have made a block reservation in the following four hotels where special rates are available. Please put the code "Best Agers" in your hotel reservation to obtain the specific conference rates.

If you would like to book a room after the reservation deadline has passed please inquire at the hotel about avaialble rooms. Please note that we cannot guarantee the specified room rates if you book after the deadline.

   
 parkhotelmaritim Maritim Park Hotel (conference hotel)
Slokas iela 1, Riga, LV-1048
Phone: +371 67069000
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Link to the hotel homepage
Directions to the hotel
Price:
Single: 50,00 €
(incl. breakfast
)
Double: 60,00 €
(incl. breakfast)
Code: Best Agers

Reservation deadline:
8 September 2014

Please book your room by e-mail!
 

 

 islandehotel Islande Hotel
Kipsalas street 20, Riga, LV–1048
Phone: +371 67 608 000
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Link to the hotel homepage
Directions to the hotel
Price:
Single: 43,00 €
(incl. breakfast
)
Double: 47,00 €
(incl. breakfast)
Code: Best Agers

Reservation deadline:
5 September 2014

Please book your room by e-mail!
 

 

 alberthotel Albert Hotel
33 Dzirnavu Street, Riga, LV-1010
Phone +371 6733 1717
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Link to the hotel homepage
Directions to the hotel
Price:
Single: 59,00 €
(incl. breakfast
)
Double: 65,00 €
(incl. breakfast)
Code: Best Agers

Reservation deadline:
22 August 2014

You can book by e-mail or on the hotel website using the promo code "Bestagers"
 

 

 astorriga Astor Hotel
Z.A.Meierovica Blvd. 10, Riga, LV-1050
Phone: + 371 67217777
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Link to the hotel homepage
Directions to the hotel
Price:
Single: 80,00€
(incl. breakfast
)
Double: 100,00 € (incl. breakfast)
Code: Best Agers

Reservation deadline: 24 August 2014

Please fill out this reservation form and send it to the hotel by e-mail!
       

 

There will be a shuttle bus picking up conference participants from all hotels and bringing them to the conference venue, Park Maritim Hotel.

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Programme

 

View the latest Programme draft (as of 5 September 2014) here!

 

16 September (10 -18h)
Conference Themes:

  • Ageing workforces as a macro- and micro-economic challenge for the European Union and its member states
  • How can an ageing Baltic Sea Region remain competitive - responses of policy-makers and social partners
  • How to implement age-management in companies and public organisations: Practical examples from the Best Agers Lighthouses project
  • A look beyond Europe: Responses to demographic change in the United States

17 September (9 - 13h)
BSLF and Best Agers Lighthouses Open Round Table Themes:

  • Addressing ageing under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region – the way forward
  • Ageing workforces and social dialogue: Practical approaches of the social partners in the Baltic Sea RegionAge management – transferring scientific recommendations to company practice
  • Employment for young and old - a zero-sum game?

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Contact

If you have any questions about the Final Conference, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Responsible for the organisation:
Tom Förster
Phone: +49 172/ 30 45 266
tom-foerster(at)gmx.de

Responsible for the programme:
Hauke Siemen
Phone: + 49 (40) 657 903 78
siemen(at)rem-consult.eu

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