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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Stockholm School of Economics

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Latvia
www.sseriga.edu.lv

Responsibilities in the project
Project Partner
Stockholm School of Economics is responsible for implementation of the WP 6 Motivation and skills and participates in WP 3, 4 and 5 and 6.

About us
The mission of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga since its inception in 1994 has been to provide a state-of-the-art education in business and economics that contributes to the economic and social development of the region, in particular Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Today this is done through two degree programmes - B.Sc. in Economics and Business and Executive MBA as well as through various executive education activities. The SSE Riga is also involved in different research projects of relevance to the Baltic countries and actively participates and fosters public debate in its fields of competence. SSE Riga’s research capacity is related to the fields of economics, entrepreneurship, regional development and creative industries.

SSE Riga's vision is to be the region’s premier independent source of high-value applied research within the School’s fields of specialization. Research activities have been structured around the TeliaSonera Institute at SSE Riga and EU and Latvia funded projects.

SSE Riga organizes regular international seminars and conferences. During these events we bring together leaders in business, government, and academics to examine current policy issues and debate solutions, some of the highlights being: Transition Economics (2002) Human Development in the EU Accession Countries International (June 2003), Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness in the Transforming and Enlarging Europe (September, 2004), New Regulatory Framework in the Field of Telecommunications (February, 2005), Future Potential for Creative Industries (October, 2006).

Why we participate in Best Agers
With demographic change, the cities and regions of the Baltic Sea Region have to find creative ways of disclosing and utilizing unused opportunities. One of these hidden potentials are the people in the prime of their lives – the so called “Best Agers” (defined in the project as people aged 55 and older). As previous projects have shown, the BSR population will rapidly become older and the 55+ age groups will experience large growth rates until the year 2020. The result is a pool of older professionals who are healthier than ever, well educated and motivated and who can be mobilised to counteract the negative effects of demographic change – shrinking regional workforces and the so-called “brain drain”. So far, this enormous potential has hardly been utilized. Through the involvement into this project, SSE Riga would like to contribute in finding ways to utilize this potential.

What´s happening right now
In cooperation with project partners from Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany, SSE Riga is involved in various activities which (a) helps to understand the existing situation of the specific best agers’ groups (such as entrepreenurs, trainers, potential entrepreneurs) in the region, (b) identify the specfiic needs of these target groups (c) develop solutions (training programms, entrepreenurship toolkits).

Contact person
Dr. Arnis Sauka
Research Fellow and Director of Entrepreneurship Courses
arnis.sauka@sseriga.edu.lv
+371 67015800

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Latvia
www.sseriga.edu.lv

Responsibilities in the project
Project Partner
Stockholm School of Economics is responsible for implementation of the WP 6 Motivation and skills and participates in WP 3, 4 and 5 and 6.

About us
The mission of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga since its inception in 1994 has been to provide a state-of-the-art education in business and economics that contributes to the economic and social development of the region, in particular Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Today this is done through two degree programmes - B.Sc. in Economics and Business and Executive MBA as well as through various executive education activities. The SSE Riga is also involved in different research projects of relevance to the Baltic countries and actively participates and fosters public debate in its fields of competence. SSE Riga’s research capacity is related to the fields of economics, entrepreneurship, regional development and creative industries.

SSE Riga's vision is to be the region’s premier independent source of high-value applied research within the School’s fields of specialization. Research activities have been structured around the TeliaSonera Institute at SSE Riga and EU and Latvia funded projects.

SSE Riga organizes regular international seminars and conferences. During these events we bring together leaders in business, government, and academics to examine current policy issues and debate solutions, some of the highlights being: Transition Economics (2002) Human Development in the EU Accession Countries International (June 2003), Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness in the Transforming and Enlarging Europe (September, 2004), New Regulatory Framework in the Field of Telecommunications (February, 2005), Future Potential for Creative Industries (October, 2006).

Why we participate in Best Agers
With demographic change, the cities and regions of the Baltic Sea Region have to find creative ways of disclosing and utilizing unused opportunities. One of these hidden potentials are the people in the prime of their lives – the so called “Best Agers” (defined in the project as people aged 55 and older). As previous projects have shown, the BSR population will rapidly become older and the 55+ age groups will experience large growth rates until the year 2020. The result is a pool of older professionals who are healthier than ever, well educated and motivated and who can be mobilised to counteract the negative effects of demographic change – shrinking regional workforces and the so-called “brain drain”. So far, this enormous potential has hardly been utilized. Through the involvement into this project, SSE Riga would like to contribute in finding ways to utilize this potential.

What´s happening right now
In cooperation with project partners from Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany, SSE Riga is involved in various activities which (a) helps to understand the existing situation of the specific best agers’ groups (such as entrepreenurs, trainers, potential entrepreneurs) in the region, (b) identify the specfiic needs of these target groups (c) develop solutions (training programms, entrepreenurship toolkits).

Contact person
Dr. Arnis Sauka
Research Fellow and Director of Entrepreneurship Courses
arnis.sauka@sseriga.edu.lv
+371 67015800

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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"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"

"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"

"The nineteen Best Agers partners work towards a cross-generational innovation environment in the Baltic Sea Region"

"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+"