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, the Encore Network 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. At the United Nations in 2017, CEO and founder, Marc Freedman, set a challenge to spur “a revolution of social and cultural innovation to engage millions of people of 50+ in solving social problems around the world”.

To further that aim, the Network:

  • Connects leaders
  • Shares messages, writing, research and programs
  • Spreads news of other successful programs to raise their visibility and foster learning

Engage with the Encore Network

For details and news on encore programs led by Encore Network members around the world, explore the countries listed below.

 Partners in Change  is a Trans Tasman thought leadership and consultancy on age and work operating in Australia and New Zealand. READ MORE


Contact: Geoff Pearman, Founder NZ:+64 210 250 7927 AU:+61 419 148 127

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.


Play At Creation

Play at Creation enables people to savour life’s experiences and create meaningful ventures in second half of life. READ MORE

Contact: John Orian, Founder








Fundación Más mobilizes senior consultants to share their talent, knowledge and experience to contribute to the development of the social sector in Chile. READ MORE

Contact: Jose Manuel Jaramillo 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

Korber StiftungThe Körber Foundation tests new ideas for social change, including the social potential of the 50+.  READ MORE

Contact: Caroline Oxley, Program Manager

The Zugabe Prize for Social Entrepreneurship at 60+ launched in Hamburg in September 2018 READ MORE



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


Tripido helps senior employees work part-time work for a social organization. READ MORE 


Read Tripido’s March 2018 program overview, presented in an Encore Network webinar here.

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre promotes senior volunteerism in Singapore. READ MORE

Contact: Janssen Ong, Deputy Director, People Search


Refirement Network helps organisations and individuals 50+ understand alternative options to traditional retirement. READ MORE 

Contact: Lynda Smith, Founder




FABSA envisions a future where every woman of 50+  will enjoy life in all its fullness, taking her rightful place as a leader, a mentor and a learner. READ MORE

Contact: Maud Motanyane, chairperson,




Seoul50Plus Foundation is a think tank and program provider supporting people of 50 to 64 to develop a new life vision.  READ MORE

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



Nesta is a global  innovation foundation. Nesta sponsors a number of encore aligned programs. READ MORE 


ContactCarrie Deacon, Head of Social Impact Innovation


The Age of No Retirement is a leading authority on intergenerational thinking. READ MORE 

Contact:  Jonathan Collie, Co-founder


Now Teach trains older adults to teach science, maths and languages to students in at-risk schools in London and Hastings. READ MORE

Pass It On Network is a global peer-learning network for active aging. READ MORE

Contact: Pass It  On