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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Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Norwich, Norfolk, UK
www.uea.ac.uk/nbs

Responsibilities in the project
Project partner
Coaching SME’s – WP4.5 and WP4.6
Tutors for start-ups, students & pupils – WP5.2, WP5.5 and WP5.6

About us
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 13,000 students – www.uea.ac.uk. The University has participated in over 500 EU projects since 1996 (full list on request).

The Norwich Business School is currently involved in the Norfolk Knowledge project www.norfolkknowledge.co.uk Established two years ago it aims to recruit retired or semi-retired business people from Norfolk who want to help organisations in the county who can benefit from their skills. Not only does this assist local business development but helps to retain valuable knowledge and experience within the county.

Why we participate in Best Agers
UEA/Norwich Business School is particularly interested in the challenges of mobilising the knowledge of Best Agers to address problems of development facing Norfolk - currently over a fifth of the population is aged 65+ and this will grow to a quarter by 2021.

Key aspects of the development challenge in Norfolk include:
* addressing the managerial weakness of some SMEs;
* supporting the growth and development of SMEs;
* addressing acute problems of exclusion and pockets of deprivation;
* raising aspirations of school students, university graduates and 'lifestyle' entrepreneurs; and,
* addressing the significant proportion of completely unqualified workers in the labour force.

We also want to use the experience we have gained through Norfolk Knowledge to help mobilise Best Agers in Norfolk and share it to develop best practice which can be used by ourselves and other project partners.

What´s happening right now
In September 2010 we held a workshop in Norwich – ‘Exchange of experience on Senior Advisers networks’. The aim of the workshop was to share our experiences about Norfolk Knowledge, our Best Agers network, with other project partners.

Representatives from Lithuania, Latvia and Germany attended, along with members (‘Best Agers’) from Norfolk Knowledge. It was a very interesting day with a valuable exchange of knowledge. Of particular relevance was the discussion about the cultural differences and challenges faced by each country.

We are currently in the planning stage for the next activity we are participating in: WP4.5 - Using Best Agers to assist in cases of business succession.

Contact Person
Louise Cutting
Louise.cutting@uea.ac.uk
01603 591399
Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Norwich, Norfolk, UK
www.uea.ac.uk/nbs

Responsibilities in the project
Project partner
Coaching SME’s – WP4.5 and WP4.6
Tutors for start-ups, students & pupils – WP5.2, WP5.5 and WP5.6

About us
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 13,000 students – www.uea.ac.uk. The University has participated in over 500 EU projects since 1996 (full list on request).

The Norwich Business School is currently involved in the Norfolk Knowledge project www.norfolkknowledge.co.uk Established two years ago it aims to recruit retired or semi-retired business people from Norfolk who want to help organisations in the county who can benefit from their skills. Not only does this assist local business development but helps to retain valuable knowledge and experience within the county.

Why we participate in Best Agers
UEA/Norwich Business School is particularly interested in the challenges of mobilising the knowledge of Best Agers to address problems of development facing Norfolk - currently over a fifth of the population is aged 65+ and this will grow to a quarter by 2021.

Key aspects of the development challenge in Norfolk include:
* addressing the managerial weakness of some SMEs;
* supporting the growth and development of SMEs;
* addressing acute problems of exclusion and pockets of deprivation;
* raising aspirations of school students, university graduates and 'lifestyle' entrepreneurs; and,
* addressing the significant proportion of completely unqualified workers in the labour force.

We also want to use the experience we have gained through Norfolk Knowledge to help mobilise Best Agers in Norfolk and share it to develop best practice which can be used by ourselves and other project partners.

What´s happening right now
In September 2010 we held a workshop in Norwich – ‘Exchange of experience on Senior Advisers networks’. The aim of the workshop was to share our experiences about Norfolk Knowledge, our Best Agers network, with other project partners.

Representatives from Lithuania, Latvia and Germany attended, along with members (‘Best Agers’) from Norfolk Knowledge. It was a very interesting day with a valuable exchange of knowledge. Of particular relevance was the discussion about the cultural differences and challenges faced by each country.

We are currently in the planning stage for the next activity we are participating in: WP4.5 - Using Best Agers to assist in cases of business succession.

Contact Person
Louise Cutting
Louise.cutting@uea.ac.uk
01603 591399
Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

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

"The nineteen Best Agers partners work towards a cross-generational innovation environment 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"

"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"