The global challenge
The Encore movement is a global phenomenon. Encore.org CEO and founder, Marc Freedman, set a challenge in his speech at the United Nations in 2017 – “we need a revolution of social and cultural innovation to engage millions of people of 50+ in solving social problems around the world”.
Our global work
In a world where 1.4 billion people will be 60+ by 2030 and over 60’s will exceed 15-24 year olds, Encore.org looks to expand the encore movement in collaboration with organizations and individuals around the world who view longer lives as an opportunity for our countries.
To further that strategy:
- We share Encore.org’s messages, writing, research and programs
- We share news of other successful programs to raise their visibility and foster learning
- We connect leaders
Engage with the Encore Network
- Read our Spotlights and learn about innovative encore programs
- Use our Encore Network resources developed for emerging encore leaders around the world
- Join the Encore Network
For details and news on encore programs led by Encore Network members around the world, explore the countries listed below.
Top Sixty Over Sixty supports social innovation among older adults that de-stigmatizes ageing and embraces intergenerational engagement: a learning community to help older adults welcome their next stage of life and reinvent themselves while cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.
Contact: Helen Hirsh Spence, Founder/CEO, through the Top Sixty Over Sixty website.
Contact: John Orian, Founder
en3karriere (A Third Career) was founded by Poul-Erik Tindbæk. He is a social entrepreneur, lecturer and author on the transition from work life to a new career in the third age. Through his organization, Paul-Erik offers guidance, workshops and counselling on the difficult transition from work life to an encore career in later life. In 2012, his workshop model was awarded by the European Commission for Social Entrepreneurship.
Contact: Poul-Erik Tindbaek
Kaumatua is a non-profit whose mission is to help mature adults become a resource for society and be valued as such.
This translates into two goals:
- Changing the perception and self-perception of mature and older adults tapping their energies.
- Offering mature adults specifically tailored opportunities to serve the community, particularly with regard to younger generations
Kaumatua is the tribal name of elders in Māori culture where they are held in high respect and provide guidance to future generations.
Contact: Odile Robotti, Founder
Contact: Lynda Smith, Founder
Contact: Maud Motanyane, chairperson, [email protected]
Contact: Hyeyoon Ayleen Jung, Policy Development Division
“Global Trends in Innovation” Report Spotlights Seoul 50Plus Read more
Seoul 50Plus International Forum – three days of learning, connecting and global dialogue Read more
Contact: Carrie Deacon, Head of Social Impact Innovation
Contact: Jonathan Collie, Co-founder
Contact: [email protected]