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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University College Lillebælt

University College Lillebælt
Vejle, Denmark

www.ucl.dk/international

Responsibilities in the project
Project partner

 

About us
University College Lillebaelt offers the entire welfare package. We educate social educators, teachers, nurses, radiographers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory technicians, public administrators and social workers.

University College Lillebaelt is one of eight university colleges in Denmark established 1 January 2008. A large number of smaller institutions - of which most offered only one specialised bachelor programme - have merged and all medium-cycle higher professional education programmes in Denmark are now offered by university colleges.

University College Lillebaelt covers part of the Southern Region of Denmark and has approximately 7,000 students and 700 employees.
In addition, University College Lillebaelt offers Ongoing and Further Education from day seminars tailored for specific organisations and professionals to Diplomas at the BA-level.

University College Lillebaelt is spread out over the Southern Region of Denmark in four cities from Vejle and Jelling in Jutland to Odense and Svendborg on Funen. The administration is placed in Vejle and the International Unit in Odense.

Why do we participate in Best Agers?
We participate in the project because the demographic changes will affect our welfare professions a lot. It means the project is very relevant for our social worker education.

What's happening right now?
Despite the current financial crisis a lot points in the direction that recruiting and keeping employees can be a challenge. On the national level, recruiting for the labour market will in a few years be essential to expand the welfare level. On a company level the labour market in Denmark is characterized by a high flexibility. People change jobs a lot and it consumes a lot of resources.

The aim of our activities is to rally people close to retirement to the cause of staying just a bit longer in the labour market. The focus is on public sector employees.

 

We have created a tool for companies to underpin efforts to keep employees and creating a better work environment. It’s based on an appreciative approach.

Read more about the tool.

Furthermore, in the spring 2011 we conducted a case study of attitudes to staying longer in eldercare sector of the municipality of Fredericia. This sector has continuous problems of recruiting. The study shows that the following - among other things - will motivate many best agers to stay longer: less weekend shifts, less working hours without compensation and a appreciative management.

View the complete study and the recommendations to the municipality of Fredericia.

Contact person

Ulrich Storgaard Andersen
ulsa@ucl.dk
+ 0045 63 18 30 18
 

 

University College Lillebælt
Vejle, Denmark

www.ucl.dk/international

Responsibilities in the project
Project partner

 

About us
University College Lillebaelt offers the entire welfare package. We educate social educators, teachers, nurses, radiographers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory technicians, public administrators and social workers.

University College Lillebaelt is one of eight university colleges in Denmark established 1 January 2008. A large number of smaller institutions - of which most offered only one specialised bachelor programme - have merged and all medium-cycle higher professional education programmes in Denmark are now offered by university colleges.

University College Lillebaelt covers part of the Southern Region of Denmark and has approximately 7,000 students and 700 employees.
In addition, University College Lillebaelt offers Ongoing and Further Education from day seminars tailored for specific organisations and professionals to Diplomas at the BA-level.

University College Lillebaelt is spread out over the Southern Region of Denmark in four cities from Vejle and Jelling in Jutland to Odense and Svendborg on Funen. The administration is placed in Vejle and the International Unit in Odense.

Why do we participate in Best Agers?
We participate in the project because the demographic changes will affect our welfare professions a lot. It means the project is very relevant for our social worker education.

What's happening right now?
Despite the current financial crisis a lot points in the direction that recruiting and keeping employees can be a challenge. On the national level, recruiting for the labour market will in a few years be essential to expand the welfare level. On a company level the labour market in Denmark is characterized by a high flexibility. People change jobs a lot and it consumes a lot of resources.

The aim of our activities is to rally people close to retirement to the cause of staying just a bit longer in the labour market. The focus is on public sector employees.

 

We have created a tool for companies to underpin efforts to keep employees and creating a better work environment. It’s based on an appreciative approach.

Read more about the tool.

Furthermore, in the spring 2011 we conducted a case study of attitudes to staying longer in eldercare sector of the municipality of Fredericia. This sector has continuous problems of recruiting. The study shows that the following - among other things - will motivate many best agers to stay longer: less weekend shifts, less working hours without compensation and a appreciative management.

View the complete study and the recommendations to the municipality of Fredericia.

Contact person

Ulrich Storgaard Andersen
ulsa@ucl.dk
+ 0045 63 18 30 18
 

 
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

"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"

"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+"

"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"

"Innovation is not an exclusive domain of young people - we support Best Agers’ entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region"