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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Becker Foundations

The Marie-Luise and Ernst Becker Foundation joined our project as associated partner in April 2011.

The Marie-Luise and Ernst Becker Foundation is a charitable foundation based in Cologne. The foundation was established in 2002 for the purpose of promotion scientific research in the field of ageing research. In the centre of research interest are the ways of maintaining health and achievement potential, and ultimately a self-determined and fulfilled life in old age.

The developments in the wake of demographic change puts topics focusing on age and work in the centre of the foundation’s activities. The foundation encourages interdisciplinary exchange between science and practice. It awards the annual “Age and work” innovation prize to young scientists and meaningfully contributes to further developing the topic through annual symposia with experts from science and practice.

In collaboration with the University of Vechta and the Institut for Quality Assurance in prevention and rehabilitation, the Marie-Luise and Ernst Becker Foundation developed AGE CERT – a quality seal for age-fair personnel development for companies.

The objective of the quality seal is to increase both the employers' and employees' sensibility for dealing with an ageing labour force and to encourage the development of suitable human resource-concepts and -instruments.

It has been agreed to use this seal within the project Best Agers and to offer it to companies for certification. Furthermore, plans to use a similar version of the seal for public administrations are under way.

The implementation and evaluation of the latter should be promoted and performed through the project. All project partners are asked to investigate whether the certificate is sufficient for the requirements in their own countries. If so, the goal is to develop a European seal for an
age-fair personnel development for companies and public administrations. Thereby, an ever better integration of the activities of the project partners in work package 5.5. is guaranteed.

www.age-cert.de

www.becker-stiftung.de

The Marie-Luise and Ernst Becker Foundation joined our project as associated partner in April 2011.

The Marie-Luise and Ernst Becker Foundation is a charitable foundation based in Cologne. The foundation was established in 2002 for the purpose of promotion scientific research in the field of ageing research. In the centre of research interest are the ways of maintaining health and achievement potential, and ultimately a self-determined and fulfilled life in old age.

The developments in the wake of demographic change puts topics focusing on age and work in the centre of the foundation’s activities. The foundation encourages interdisciplinary exchange between science and practice. It awards the annual “Age and work” innovation prize to young scientists and meaningfully contributes to further developing the topic through annual symposia with experts from science and practice.

In collaboration with the University of Vechta and the Institut for Quality Assurance in prevention and rehabilitation, the Marie-Luise and Ernst Becker Foundation developed AGE CERT – a quality seal for age-fair personnel development for companies.

The objective of the quality seal is to increase both the employers' and employees' sensibility for dealing with an ageing labour force and to encourage the development of suitable human resource-concepts and -instruments.

It has been agreed to use this seal within the project Best Agers and to offer it to companies for certification. Furthermore, plans to use a similar version of the seal for public administrations are under way.

The implementation and evaluation of the latter should be promoted and performed through the project. All project partners are asked to investigate whether the certificate is sufficient for the requirements in their own countries. If so, the goal is to develop a European seal for an
age-fair personnel development for companies and public administrations. Thereby, an ever better integration of the activities of the project partners in work package 5.5. is guaranteed.

www.age-cert.de

www.becker-stiftung.de

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

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

"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"