DC NOISE, Demographic change: New Opportunities in Shrinking Europe


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Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen.

Workshop Demographic Change

General introduction by Roos Galjaard, Transnational project leader DC NOISE Demographic Change

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  • Transnational Responsible partner is Bremen Region result of the workshops in Twente (shown on the previous slide) are new concepts in housing, decision processes and implementation  this project, the international housing atlas assembles innovative, prospective and particular approaches in these fields the compilation of innovative approaches in housing reflect the demographic development in the 9 DC Noise regions and gives first answer of how to deal with demographic change in the field of housing each partner has selected the most innovative examples in its region and neighboring regions to be placed on the site Website is designed in a way that allows to add further examples continuously (“vital platform for exchange”) atlas is designed as a tool to spread good ideas and best practices to a wider audience housing atlas website will be officially opened today!
  • Bremen region compilation of innovative approaches in housing in Bremen Region linkage with c ompetition “future proof places” selection of special projects for the regional housing atlas via competition
  • Bremen Region regional housing atlas for Bremen Region competition “ Places of the future“ Bremen chose a wide range of associations and organisations, but also inhabitants with innovative ideas to compete with each other on the best integrated solutions for dealing with demographic change competition as instrument to involve and activate local actors and to bring awareness about the impacts of demogrphic change in situ and to demonstrate concrete solutions in handling demographic change in the houisng sector projects in different thematic fields like infrastructure / supply, dwelling, education, culture, work and integration exhibition of the competition posters in several townships in Bremen Region: in order to spread the innovative ideas and to reach a lot of people in the different townships in Bremen region exhibition is also an opportunity for different people for information, meeting, exchange, discussion (For the jury Bremen managed to find people that can also forward the idea of the competition (e.g. the chairman is the former mayor and Prime Minister of Bremen).)
  • Province of Zeeland Housing Ambassador Appointment of a Housing Ambassador in the municiplaity of Sluis followed with great interest from the other DC NOISE partners Expected results of the housing ambassador: A tested method to deal with the arisen problems on the housing market that result from demographic change, monitoring vacancy, improvement of public space Zeeland and Groningen have started a strong lobby towards the national government to arrange financial help and national support to monitor and aid population decline for these regions
  • Hamburg There is a thesis by University of Hamburg: everyday needs of poor elderly in peripheral districts cannot be satisfied in their residential areas. statistical survey to reassess this thesis by sending out an e-mail questionnaire about everyday needs, action space, assessment of residential area, social structure districts of inquiry in the city of Hamburg were identified which are heavily affected by aging and poverty processes. Altona, an integrated district with a diverse demographic and social structure was selected as districts of inquiry further course of the project: collected data must be evaluated by statistical methods and prepared for future publications Participation in a meeting of the “Demography Platform Hamburg” on the topic “city development on quarter level – cities in demographic change” in november 2009
  • Province of Groningen house visits ( Stadskanaal ) house visits with specially trained staff were developed to picture the needs of the elderly In this period  the house visits by the senior advisors were continued. In this period the senior advisor contacts elderly who need help immediately. The house visits appear to be a good instrument to fill in the lack of information elderly experience concerning facilities. about 400 contacts with advisors and 600 telephone contacts were registered Personal contact is important for the target group. Most of the elderly like to have a new visit after some years. you can do a lot (professional services and support) but elderly have still problems with loneliness
  • Province of Groningen “ steunstees” (community centers) offer computer courses for senior citizens . Seniors citizens are offered the opportunity to follow computer courses at a small fee. I CT service point for senior citizens staffed by students: service point for helping the senior citizens when they have problems with ICT computer assembly workshop took place in Winschoten in the framework of reintegration activities: computers are completely reassembled into new computers furnished with the usual software. Senior citizens make use of the workshop to obtain a computer at a reasonable cost  There have been reached more participants (more than hundred) than originally expected!  introduction of a “touchscreen”: digital link with the local grocery shop, various municipal departments and a mediation point for voluntary help:   The extension of a digital service has been started, by introducing a “touchscreen”, a digital link with the local grocery shop, various municipal departments by means of decision trees and a mediation point for voluntary neighbourly help.   The special role of  ZIF is linking  the related  initiatives to each other.
  • DC NOISE, Demographic change: New Opportunities in Shrinking Europe

    1. 1. DC NOISE Demographic change: New Opportunities in Shrinking Europe It’s your future! 14-04-2011 UAS meeting, Groningen Roos Galjaard Transnational project leader
    2. 2. <ul><li>DC NOISE: </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic Change: New Opportunities In Shrinking Europe </li></ul><ul><li>DC NOISE is an Interreg IVB North Sea Region project </li></ul><ul><li>Lead beneficiary is the Region of Twente, NL </li></ul><ul><li>DC NOISE started in June 2008 and finalises in December 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget : more than 6 million Euro </li></ul>
    3. 3. DC NOISE is a cooperation of 9 partners from 5 countries…
    4. 4. ... all dealing with demographic change <ul><li>Population decline </li></ul><ul><li>Ageing </li></ul><ul><li>Changing households </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing number of young people </li></ul><ul><li>Decreasing labour force </li></ul><ul><li>Changing ethnic composition of population </li></ul>
    5. 5. … .and sharing the same challenges
    6. 6. DC NOISE objectives <ul><li>1: To raise awareness amongst both private and public actors and involve these actors in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>2: To develop a better understanding of and find solutions for the consequences of demographic change in three themes: </li></ul><ul><li>labour market </li></ul><ul><li>services provision </li></ul><ul><li>innovative housing </li></ul>
    7. 7. DC NOISE objectives <ul><li>3: To implement strategies, demonstration projects and concrete actions to deal with these consequences of demographic change. </li></ul><ul><li>4: To communicate the outcomes and best practices of the DC NOISE project in such a way that also other regions in the NSR will be aware of the urgency and the consequences of demographic change in their policies and actions. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>What are the results up to now? </li></ul>Raising awareness
    9. 9. Monitoring <ul><li>University of Abertay Dundee (UAD): visualisation tools, communication and sensitizing </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces of East- and West-Flanders: taylored empirical analyses, project monitoring, longitudinal monitoring: Film: www.dcnoise.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Twente region: focus on strategic decision making, longitudinal data (statistic downloads) </li></ul><ul><li>Bremen region: social, demographic and spatial monitoring in urban context </li></ul>
    10. 10. Example: Monitoring System Bremen <ul><li>Network “Stadtmonitoring” </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of trends </li></ul><ul><li>(demography, poverty, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Location planning </li></ul><ul><li>(schools, kindergarten, elderly homes) </li></ul><ul><li>Studies for urban re-development areas </li></ul>
    11. 11. DC NOISE Monitoring
    12. 12. Demographic forecast
    13. 13. <ul><li>Social Monitoring </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Social Monitoring </li></ul>
    15. 15. Transnational Housing Atlas (all partners) <ul><li>compilation of innovative approaches in housing </li></ul><ul><li>each partner selected the most innovative examples </li></ul><ul><li>further examples can be added to website continuously </li></ul><ul><li>tool to spread good ideas and best practices </li></ul><ul><li>www.housing-atlas.eu </li></ul>Pedestrian Circle in Wervik Transnational Housing Atlas New Housing projects in Berlikum Transnational Housing Atlas
    16. 17. Regional Housing Atlas (Bremen Region) <ul><li>compilation of innovative approaches in housing </li></ul><ul><li>in Bremen Region </li></ul><ul><li>selection of projects through </li></ul><ul><li>competition </li></ul><ul><li>“ future proof development of places” </li></ul><ul><li>www.regionaler-wohnatlas.de </li></ul>Screenshot of the webpage `Regional Housing Atlas´
    17. 18. Competition “future proof places” (Bremen Region) <ul><li>wide range of associations, organisations, </li></ul><ul><li>inhabitants with innovative ideas </li></ul><ul><li>reward best integrated solutions for </li></ul><ul><li>dealing with demographic change </li></ul><ul><li>exhibition of the competition posters in </li></ul><ul><li>several townships in Bremen Region </li></ul>
    18. 19. Revitalizing the housing market (Province of Zeeland & Groningen) <ul><li>Housing ambassador: </li></ul><ul><li>method to avoid vacancy and demolition </li></ul><ul><li>improvement of public space </li></ul><ul><li>lobby towards the national government </li></ul><ul><li>Ganzedijk: </li></ul><ul><li>plan made by residents: “Energiek Ganzedijk” </li></ul><ul><li>new dialogue-structure </li></ul><ul><li>regional housing plan: regional agreement </li></ul><ul><li>attention for the region on national scale </li></ul><ul><li>Twente: www.dcnoise.eu </li></ul>Houses in Sluis & Ganzedijk
    19. 20. Service provision <ul><li>identification of districts that are heavily affected by ageing and poverty processes : e.g. Altona (Hamburg) </li></ul><ul><li>multi-generational quarter (Martini Erleben, Hamburg) </li></ul><ul><li>neighbourhood service centres (Hamburg, Groningen) </li></ul>New Altona Green corridor
    20. 21. House visits & senior advisors (Groningen and Province of East-Flanders) <ul><li>house visits to picture the needs of the elderly </li></ul><ul><li>good instrument to fill in the lack of information elderly experience concerning facilities </li></ul><ul><li>nightly visits as new services for the elderly </li></ul><ul><li>relief of caretaking relatives and friends </li></ul><ul><li>help with administration </li></ul><ul><li>monthly meetings with senior advisors </li></ul><ul><li>list with risk factors for elderly </li></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>neighbourhood service centres offer computer </li></ul><ul><li>courses for senior citizens </li></ul><ul><li>ICT service point for senior citizens by students </li></ul><ul><li>introduction of a “touchscreen” as digital link </li></ul><ul><li>ICT for social networking, housekeeping and commercial services </li></ul><ul><li>ICT / video facilities for about 30 home-bound people </li></ul><ul><li>improve welfare and opportunity for living in own house as long as possible </li></ul><ul><li>FILM: WITH ICT I CAN DO MORE: www.dcnoise.eu </li></ul>ICT solutions (Groningen & Zeeland)
    22. 23. Demographic change and the labour market <ul><ul><li>declining workforce (precedes) population decline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ageing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>less young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loss of senior knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ethnic composition of the workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regional and interregional push and pull factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regional ambitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the need for more higher educated and skilled people (Lisbon) </li></ul></ul>
    23. 24. The human capital approach/ mechanisms that change the stock Immigration Labor participation of inactive More graduates stay in region Retirement Migration Changing age structure Update skills labour force Stock of Human Capital
    24. 25. Specific problems related with the characteristics and size of a regional stock <ul><li>size of the workforce (too few people) </li></ul><ul><li>demand of a certain economic or service cluster for a workforce of a certain size, age and education level </li></ul><ul><li>mismatch in supply and demand </li></ul><ul><li>loss of senior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>innovative capacity of the workforce (young, recently educated versus aging, risk avoiding workforce) </li></ul>
    25. 26. Results <ul><li>Age and demographic scans (Twente and West Flanders) </li></ul><ul><li>Make graduates aware of job possibilities in region (company visits) (Twente) </li></ul><ul><li>Make students aware of job possibilities, for instance in the health care sector (East Flanders and Norway) </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness for decision makers, research into specific problems, for instance factors that determine the employability of 50+ persons (Hamburg) or health (Groningen) </li></ul>
    26. 27. <ul><li>Keep older people in the workforce, tailor made solutions (wages, working hours, etc.) (Knutepunkt Sørlandet, West-Flanders) </li></ul><ul><li>Make more young people interested in working in the care sector by using innovative solutions and knowledge and skills of older, experienced people (Groningen). </li></ul><ul><li>Secure that the knowledge of employees stays in companies (Zeeland) </li></ul><ul><li>Use silent workforce (inactive who are overlooked), e.g.: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term unemployed older people (Hamburg) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part time working partners (Twente) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrants (Knutepunkt Sørlandet, Flanders) </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. Lengthening the retirement age in the (near) future
    28. 29. DC NOISE general results: <ul><li>Easier for DC NOISE (sub) partners to cooperate: </li></ul><ul><li>Network is strong and becoming stronger </li></ul><ul><li>Methods and approaches are shared </li></ul><ul><li>The results are now visible and therefore recognizable </li></ul><ul><li>2011: </li></ul><ul><li>DC NOISE networks are strengthened: continue the good work: ‘smart cooperation, also for the longer term’ </li></ul><ul><li>strengthen the cooperation with Cities in Balance and Best Agers and start cluster with Vital Rural Area and MP4 </li></ul><ul><li>May 2011: the computer game will be online! </li></ul><ul><li>An EU strategic paper on labour market:influence EU policy </li></ul><ul><li>A transnational monitoring logbook </li></ul>
    29. 30. More information? <ul><li>The flyers </li></ul><ul><li>The website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.dcnoise.eu </li></ul><ul><li>DC NOISE final conference: </li></ul><ul><li>September 27 2011 in Bruges, Belgium </li></ul>
    30. 31. Thank you for your attention I wish you all a very inspiring meeting! contact: [email_address]