8.6.2016 Silver eConomy Development Meeting in Ljubljana

8.6.2016 Silver eConomy Development Meeting in Ljubljana

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 – 13:00

Location: Slovenian Third Age University, Poljanska 6, Ljubljana, Ground Floor, left

Memorandum on Silver eConomy Development

June 8, 2016

Content

Outline
Program
Participants
Conclusions and recommendations
Silver Economy References
Papers – attachments

Link to presentations (one hour edited video + individual presentations)

Outline

The silver economy refers to all economic activities related to the elderly. Resulting in the increase of life expectancy , the development of the silver economy is also linked to the demographic phenomenon of Papy boom . According to sociologist Serge Guerin , the silver economy must not be reduced to the introduction of digital technologies or gérontotechnologies . According to the economist and adviser Frederic Serrière , there are two economic visions of the subject. Vision “great age of the market”, that of human services, health related to age, and then the vision “senior market” more than 60 years.

The Silver eEconomy covers new market opportunities arising from public and consumer expenditure related to the rights, needs and demands of the (growing) population over 50. To respond to the ageing challenge requires to work across all sorts of borders: political, organizational, professional  and other type of borders. The Regions in Europe have the opportunity to identify and explore proven examples of innovation for active and healthy ageing by more efficient and effective exploitation of ICT.

Europe is well placed to benefit from the world-wide ageing trend, amongst others because the large public sector involvement allows to effectively apply public money to foster new markets and enhance growth potential. Also it has competitive strengths in several economic sectors related to health and social care and their ICT-related subsectors.

Among other stakeholders, also the Third Age Universities can contribute a lot to the Silver eEconomy development and exploitation. They can foster and provide grounds for highly professional national and cross-border cooperation in the field of learning and education in later life, social participation of elderly and intergenerational dialogue.

The meeting will explore the development potentials of silver economy as perceived by the presenters, and brainstorm joint actions needed and desired. The participants will be encouraged to consider exploiting the ICT-based innovative eSolutions and eServices and organize for related cross-border prototypes development in the eRegions. Discussed will be the opportunities of engaging in related panel(s) of the 6th eRegions Conference 2016: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development taking place in Castle Jable, Slovenia on Monday-Tuesday, September 19-20, 2016. The components of the conference are the panels:

Plenary panel
Sustainable Solutions for Demographic Changes in Central Europe – Silver Economy
Chair:
H. E. Edit Szilágyiné BátorfiAmbassador of the Republic of Hungary
EBatorfi@mfa.gov.hu
Panel members:
H. E. Paolo TrichiloAmbassador of Italian Republic
Paolo.Trichilo@esteri.it
Mitja Feri, Board Member
Generali Zavarovalnica d.d. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mitja.Feri@Generali.com
Dr. Janez Malačič, Professor
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Janez.Malacic@EF.Uni-Lj.si

Panel outline – Questions to be answered:
How much time do we have to find solutions for the aging societies in Central Europe?
What kind of systemic solutions (regulatory, financial, technical, social) are on the table of the policymakers?
Are there any transnational projects devoted to this topic in the macroregional strategies?
What is the answer of the new technologies, especially the digitalization and ICT in general?
What sort of business models would suit all: consumers, provides and insurers?

Section panel
Comprehensive Solutions within the Silver eEconomy Development in the eRegions for Higher Labour and Social Inclusion of Elderly
Chair:
Dr. Magda Zupančič, Secretary
Department for Analysis and Development and European Affairs, Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Magda.Zupancic@gov.si
Panel members:
Dr. Ana Krajnc, Professor & President of the Management Board
Slovenian Third Age University
Ana.Krajnc@guest.arnes.si
Dušan Kidrič, Member
Festival of the Third Age Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dusan.Kidric1@siol.net
Dare Stojan, Director
Avitel d.o.o. Ljubljana, Slovenia & Member, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), consultative body of the European Union
Dare.Stojan@Avitel.si
Dr. Drago Rudel, Director
MKS Electronic Systems Ltd. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Drago.Rudel@MKS.si

Report: The digital pillar of growth: e-seniors, a potential 25% of the European population. Rapporteur Ms Laure Batut, Member of the International and European Affairs Department, General Confederation of Labour – Workers’ Power (CGT-FO). European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, 13 July 2016

Panel outline
Major EU regions are facing accelerated ageing of population while at the same time searching for effective and innovative solutions for increased labour and social inclusion of elderly. Existing examples of good practices, proven innovative solutions and potential joint projects in this field within the regions can facilitate the phenomena of ageing and  improve the access and better matching of labour markets for elderly and at the same time ensuring smooth ageing process, facilitated by e-solutions, available or planned.

Program

P r e s e n t a t i o n s

“Silver Economy” and Ageing Society: an opportunity for Growth and Job Creation within the G20
H. E. Mr Paolo Trichilo, Ambassador of Italian Republic

Silver Economy – Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia Perspective
Branko Meh, President
Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia

(Neglected) Human Capital Potential as Part of the Silver Economy
Mag. Magda Zupančič, Secretary, Department for Analysis and Development and European Affairs, Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Silver Economy – Municipality Mayor Perspective
Mag. Miha Ješe, Mayor, Municipality of Škofja Loka & Coordinator, Neighboring eMunicipalities Gorenja vas – Poljane, Škofja Loka, Železniki, Žiri & Coordinator, eMunicipalities Without Borders Mayors Consortium

Silver Economy Starts With the Older People’s Right to Work
Dr. Ana Krajnc, Professor & President of the Management Board, Slovenian Third Age University

Silver Economy Starts by Understanding Older People, Their Contributory Abilities As Well As Their Needs
Dr. Dušana Findeisen, Head, Institute for Research and Development of Education, Slovenian Third Age University & Vice President, Danube-Networkers for Europe, DANET Ulm

Participatory Governance for Better Socio-economic Inclusion of Elderly
Dr. Jani Kozina, Research Fellow
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)

Active and healthy ageing as a societal challenge
Mag. Elda Gregorič Rogelj, Italian Language & Interpersonal Relationships and Communications Study Group
Slovenian Third Age University

Exit and entry into the labor market – painful for young and elderly. Should be? Wrong gesture, a bad example
Dušan Kidrič, Member
Festival of the Third Age Ljubljana

Over-the-Border Cooperation
Metka Türk, Student, Italian Language Class, Slovenian Third Age University

The Opportunities for eCooperation with the Third Age University in Skopje
Mag. Eli Delidžakova Drenik, Student, Slovenian Third Age University

Open Innovation and Prototyping: Methodology for Silver eConomy Development
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions

D i s c u s s i o n    a n d    A c t i o n s    P l a n n i n g

Participants

Dr. Tomaž Amon, Director
Amnim d.o.o. Ljubljana
Tomaz.Amon@Bioanim.com

Jasna Baćac, Student
Third Age University Ljubljana, Study Group Interpersonal Relationships and Communications
BacacJasna@gmail.com

Mirjam Bevc Peressutti, Student
Slovenian Third Age University, Study Group of Art History
MirjamBevc@gmail.com

Mag. Eli Delidžakova Drenik, Student
Slovenian Third Age University, Italian Language Class
Eli.Drenik@gmail.com

Ivanka Drnovšček, President
UniTri Nova Gorica
UniTriNG@amis.net

Dr. Dušana Findeisen, Head
Institute for Research and Development of Education, Slovenian Third Age University & Vice President, Danube-Networkers for Europe, DANET Ulm
Dusana.Findeisen@guest.arnes.si

Mag. Elda Gregorič Rogelj, Italian Language & Interpersonal Relationships and Communications Study Group
Slovenian Third Age University
EldaRogelj@gmail.com

Alenka Gričar, Student
Slovenian Third Age University, Italian Language Class
Alenka.Gricar@gmail.com

Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions
& Student, Slovenian Third Age University, Italian Language Class
Gricar@FOV.Uni-Mb.si

Mag. Miha Ješe, Mayor
Municipality of Škofja Loka & Coordinator, Neighboring eMunicipalities Gorenja vas – Poljane, Škofja Loka, Železniki, Žiri & Coordinator, eMunicipalities Without Borders Mayors Consortium
Miha.Jese@SkofjaLoka.si

Dr. Polona Kelava
Slovenian Third Age University
Polona.Kelava@guest.arnes.si

Dušan Kidrič, Member
Festival of the Third Age Ljubljana
Dusan.Kidric1@siol.net

Majda Kolšek, English Language Mentor
Slovenian Third Age University
MajdaKolsek@gmail.com

Nataša Koražija, Journalist
Journal Finance
Natasa.Korazija@Finance.si

Dr. Jani Kozina, Research Fellow
Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Jani.Kozina@ZRC-SAZU.si

Dr. Ana Krajnc, Professor & President of the Management Board
Slovenian Third Age University
Ana.Krajnc@guest.arnes.si

Danijel Lamperger, Director
Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia
Danijel.Lamperger@OZS.si

Mag. Barbara Leder, Head, Department of Cohesion Policy Coordination
Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund Ljubljana
Barbara.Leder@sklad-kadri.si

Dr. Nevenka Maher, Professor
Faculty of Business and Management Sciences Novo mesto
Neva.Maher@telemach.net

Branko Meh, President
Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia
Branko.Meh@OZS.si

Dušan Mikuž, Senior Adviser III
Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund Ljubljana
Dusan.Mikuz@sklad-kadri.si

Tereza Novak, Executive Director
Slovene Philanthropy, Association for Promotion of Voluntary Work
Tereza.Novak@Filantropija.org

Ana Pleško, Director
Simbioza Genesis, Social Enterprise Ljubljana
Ana.Plesko@Simbioza.eu

Ida Srebotnik, President
Andragoško društvo Slovenije
DrustvoIO@gmail.com

Dare Stojan, Director
Avitel d.o.o. Ljubljana & Member, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), consultative body of the European Union
Dare.Stojan@Avitel.si

Alijana Šantej, Head
Slovenian Third Age University
Univerza-3@guest.arnes.si

Bernadette Thomas, Head of Trade and Commercial Affairs
Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
BThomas@mfa.gov.hu

Nevenka Tomšič, President
Association Third Age University Ilirska Bistrica
UTZO.IlB@gmail.com

H. E. Mr Paolo Trichilo, Ambassador of Italian Republic
Paolo.Trichilo@esteri.it

Dr. Nada Trunk Širca, Professor
International School for Social and Business Studies Celje
& Advisory Editor, International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning –IJMKL
Trunk.Nada@gmail.com

Metka Türk, Student
Third Age University Ljubljana, Italian Language Class
Metka.Tuerk@gmail.com

Primož Urgl, Student
Slovenian Third Age University, Italian Language Class
Primoz.Urgl@gmail.com

Majda Valda, Coordinator
Public Library Kočevje
Majda.Valda@LU-Kocevje.si

Lada Zei, Journalist
Journal Vzajemnost Ljubljana
Lada@Zei.si

Mag. Magda Zupančič, Secretary
Department for Analysis and Development and European Affairs, Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Magda.Zupancic@gov.si

Neva Železnik, Journalist
Spominčica, Alzheimer Slovenija & Lecturer, Slovenian Third Age University
Neva.Zeleznik@siol.net

Olga Žvanut, Journalist, Student
Italian & French Language Class, Slovenian Third Age University
Olga.Zvanut@gmail.com

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6th eRegions Conference 2016: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development. Castle Jable, Slovenia, September 19-20, 2016. Silver eEconomy related panels:
– Sustainable Solutions for Demographic Changes in Central Europe – Silver Economy.
– Comprehensive Solutions within the Silver eEconomy Development in the eRegions for Higher Labour and Social Inclusion of Elderly.
– Silver Economy & the Third Age Universities in the eRegions

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U3A’s Citizenship and Social Cohesion. International Conference IAUTA, University of Alicante (Spain), 11 – 12 June 2015.

The University of The Third Age – Indicative of a Different Kind of Society. By Violeta Puşcaşu, Professor. University ”Dunarea de Jos”, Galati, Romania. The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration, Volume 15, Issue 2(22) 2015, 211-216

The 2015 Ageing Report. Economic and budgetary projections for the 28 EU Member States (2013-3060). European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Unit Communication. European Economy 3|2015, pp 397

Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing. The First European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, Brussels, 9-10 March 2015, pp 54

Growing the European Silver Economy. European Commission, Background Paper, 23 February 2015

Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. House of Lords, Select Committee on Digital Skills, Report of Session 2014–1517, February 2015 (pp 144)

European RDI Policies for the Construction Sector in the Silver Economy. ECTP-AABE – Position Paper, 15 January 2015, pp 5

National Action Plan for Positive Ageing for the Period 2013–2017. Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, 31/12/2014

Silver cities: Realising the potential of our growing older population. By Ed Cox, Director, Graeme Henderson and Richard Baker. IPPR North, Institute for Public Policy Research, December 2014, pp 57

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