The aim of this workshop was to ask potential end-users of the citizens’ information pack on legal and ethical issues around ICTs (i.e. citizens and citizens’ groups) the following questions: What is your knowledge of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what actions have you taken in response to these regulations? What challenges are you experiencing in ensuring the protection and security of your project data, and compliance with the GDPR, within existing data management processes/systems? What information/tools/resources do you need to overcome these challenges? What are the best formats/channels for receiving, sharing and acting upon this information? What is the most appropriate structure/format(s) for the citizens’ information pack?
Globally, the population is ageing, which has serious consequences for businesses. The prosperity of companies is crucially dependent on the ability to effectively manage their employees, including older workers. Best practice in age management is defined as those measures that combat age barriers and/or promote age diversity. These measures may entail specific initiatives aimed at particular dimensions of age management; they may also include more general employment or human resources policies that help to create an environment in which individual employees can achieve their potential without being disadvantaged by their age (Walker, 1999). Promoting early retirement is generally not encouraged. Companies now have to encourage longer working lives. Much needs to be done to ensure that work remains a positive experience for workers throughout their career trajectories, and it does not damage their health. It has been found by studies that health is significantly related to retirement timing (both planned and unplanned) (Goyer, 2013, Adams et al., 2014), influences work performance (Merrill et al., 2012; Ilmarinen, 2009), and health-related organisational policies can positively influence employee retention (Towers, 2005). The major contemporary challenges to health at work are those associated with the way work, and work organisations are designed and managed. This is especially true for older workers. A comprehensive and effective approach towards age management can be very beneficial for them. How should companies implement age management? Some possible ways are set out in this policy brief below, which focuses on best practices in age management regarding ergonomic aspects and health interventions for older workers at an organisational level. The intention is to discuss the current situation and to illustrate some organisational techniques in selected countries. This policy brief can serve as an inspiration for, among others, companies and policymakers. Recommendations for successful practice are included. In total, this policy brief covers 8 COST member countries (the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) to give a glimpse of the current situation of best practice in age management and show how companies in various states deal with ergonomic aspects, health interventions and the ageing of their labour force.
A. Klimczuk, Creativity, an Essential Condition for the Development of Smart and Age-friendly Cities and Communities, Journal of Brief Ideas, 04.02.2019, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3236948
A. Klimczuk, Jak przemysły kreatywne mogą pozytywnie oddziaływać na starzenie się i starość? (How Can Creative Industries Have an Impact on Ageing and Old Age?), Fundacja ZACZYN, „Polityka Senioralna” 2018, nr 1, pp. 52-53.
Niektórzy ludzie twierdzą, że przemysły kreatywne mają niewiele wspólnego ze starzeniem się i starością. Słowa „kreatywność” i „twórczość” są coraz częściej stosowane niemal jako synonimy cech ludzi młodych i młodości jako etapu życia. Tymczasem wszyscy korzystamy z pewnych stworzonych przez innych ludzi technologii do wykonywania różnorodnych codziennych czynności. Ponadto bez względu na wiek korzystamy z produktów opracowanych w ramach rzemiosła, wzornictwa/designu lub w sektorze produkcji oprogramowania. Współczesne społeczeństwa mają też do czynienia z nadmiarem treści pochodzących m.in. z branży muzycznej, branży wydawniczej oraz branży filmowej i wideo.
Research within the H2020 PROGRESSIVE project (http://platform.progressivestandards.org/) has identified good practices in user co-production strategies and methodologies. Early findings from research in the PROGRESSIVE project were shared with relevant stakeholders outside the consortium for consultation and review. The outcomes of that initial investigation highlighted the need to focus on the objectives, processes, and methods used in user and older people co-production. This guide adapts these insights and makes them relevant specifically for standardisation in ICT for active and healthy ageing. This guide was approved by representatives of the PROGRESSIVE project on 22 February 2018. The consortium has requested comments from interested stakeholders in an enquiry from 1 March to 30 April 2018. The PROGRESSIVE guide was approved on 5 June 2018.
K. Mammadova, A. Klimczuk, Wywiad z profesor Christine Sleeter o wyzwaniach edukacji wielokulturowej (Interview with Professor Christine Sleeter on the challenges of multicultural education), „ngo.pl” 04.05.2017, electronic publication: http://wiadomosci.ngo.pl/wiadomosc/2066921.html.
The Salzburg Statement for a Multilingual World, December 2017, https://education.salzburgglobal.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/2010-2019/2017/Session_586/SalzburgGlobal_Statement_586_-_Multilingual_World__combined_.pdf
The Manifesto on Citizen Engagement, the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities’ Citizen Focus Action Cluster, 2017, http://eu-smartcities.eu/news/follow-citizen-engagement-manifesto-go-local-campaign; http://eu-smartcities.eu/sites/default/files/2017-11/EIP-SCC%20POLISH%20Manifesto.pdf.
A. Klimczuk, Guest Blog: How the Creative Industries Can Positively Impact Ageing and Old Age, International Network for Critical Gerontology, 09.06.2017, http://criticalgerontology.com/creative-impact-ageing/.
A. Klimczuk, Cultural Diversity, Multiculturalism, and the Challenge of the Ageing Population, [in:] H. Qarasov (ed.), Materials of International Scientific Conference “Multiculturalism and Human Rights” Dedicated to the Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, NURLAR, Baku 2017, pp. 150-152.
Social Innovation Index 2016: Old problems, new solutions: Measuring the capacity for social innovation across the world, The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2016, https://www.eiuperspectives.economist.com/sites/default/files/Social_Innovation_Index.pdf.
A. Klimczuk, Jak upowszechniać innowacje dla starzejącego się społeczeństwa, Federacja FOSa, Olsztyn, „Generacja” 2016, nr 17, s. 17.
A. Klimczuk, Guest Blog: How to Disseminate and Scale Up Social Innovations for Aging Societies, International Network for Critical Gerontology, 19.06.2016, http://criticalgerontology.com/social-innovations/.