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Dr. Andrzej Klimczuk

Member and Expert

Andrzej Klimczuk is an author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology, labor economics, public management, and social policy.

Languages : English, Polish, German


Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. External expert of institutions such as the European Commission, URBACT III Programme, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, Fondazione Cariplo, and International Federation on Ageing. Member of various scientific organizations such as the Polish Sociological Association, Polish Society of Gerontology, and European Sociological Association.Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology and social policy, e.g., books: “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy”, the two-volume set, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2015, 2017; “Generations, Intergenerational Relationships, Generational Policy: A Multilingual Compendium” (co-edited with K. Lüscher and M. Sanchez), Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, 17 languages, editions 2015, 2016 and 2017; “Perspectives and Theories of Social Innovation for Ageing Population” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Frontiers Media, Lausanne 2020; “Starzenie się populacji. Aktywizacja, koprodukcja i integracja społeczna osób starszych” [Population Ageing: Activation, Co-Production, and Social Integration of Older People] (co-authored with G. Gawron and Z. Szweda-Lewandowska; Wyd. Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, Katowice 2021); “The Collaborative Economy in Action: European Perspectives” (co-edited with V. Česnuityte and G. Avram; University of Limerick, Limerick 2021); and “Demographic Analysis: Selected Concepts, Tools, and Applications” (IntechOpen, London 2021).


Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Aging

July 2020Social entrepreneurship is usually understood as an economic activity which focuses at social values, goals, and investments that generates surpluses for social entrepreneurs as individuals, groups, and startups who are working for the benefit of communities, instead of strictly focusing mainly at the financial profit, economic values, and the benefit generated for shareholders or owners.

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The Silver Economy as a Constructive Response in Public Policy on Aging
CeON Repository

2021The paper presents the concept of the "silver economy" as an economic system related to population aging and underlines the features of this policy idea. The study first introduces the discourse and stages of constructing this system by international and national public policy actors in aging. Next, a critical analysis of the dimensions and areas of implementation and development of the silver economy as a policy concept was carried out as well as a review of its external and internal limitations. The conclusion contains proposals for further research directions.

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Area Agencies on Aging

September 2020An area agency on aging (AAA) is a public or private nonprofit organization designated by the state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels in the United States (Administration for Community Living (ACL) 2019). AAAs have a successful history of developing, coordinating, and implementing comprehensive networks of services and programs that enrich communities and the lives of older adults.

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Between Successful and Unsuccessful Ageing: Selected Aspects and Contexts

September 2019We provide to readers the 11th volume of the “Czech-Polish-Slovak Studies in Andragogy and Social Gerontology” series. We are delighted to announce that the presented study is the result of the work of scientists from seven countries: Austria, China, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, Poland, and Russia. This international collection of texts is part of the global discourse on the determinants of adult education and the functioning of people in late adulthood.

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Death and Dying, Theories of
The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory

2017Death is a state of the total disappearance of life. Dying is a process of decay of the vital system, which ends with clinical death. In current perspectives there are several approaches to research on death and dying; these are the clinical, the humanistic, the philosophical, the psychological, the anthropological, and the sociological perspective.

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Labor Markets
The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory

2017In a market economy, human work is offered and sought in the labor market. It is valued because of the level of demand for it and the rarity of the required qualifications.

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Creative Aging, Drawing on the Arts to Enhance Healthy Aging
Encyclopedia of Geropsychology

2017The term “creative aging,” in the broadest sense, describes an aging policy idea that focuses on highlighting the creativity of older adults in order to prepare individuals and communities to manage old age.

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Comparative analysis of national and regional models of the silver economy in the European Union
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life

2016The approach to analysing population ageing and its impacts on the economy has evolved in recent years. There is increasing interest in the development and use of products and services related to gerontechnology as well as other social innovations that may be considered as central parts of the ‘‘silver economy.’’

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Mixed Economy of Welfare Emerging in Poland: Outplacement and Non-Governmental Employment Agencies Examples
E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies

2015One of the key challenges of social policy in Poland in the early 21st century is to adapt its management to the requirements of a service economy. Essential conditions for the mixed economy of welfare have been already created after adjustments of the subsystems of national social policy during the first years of membership in the European Union since 2004.

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Barriers to the Development of Creative Industries in Culturally Diverse Region
Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication

2014The aim of this article is to describe the general conditions for the development of creative industries in Podlaskie Voivodship from Poland. This region on the background of the country is characterized by the highest level of cultural diversity and multiculturalism policy.

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Area of Expertise


European Citizen Science Association

International Political Science Association

Fundacja Dobra Sieć: Volunteer

Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland: Volunteer

The University of Bialystok Foundation: Volunteer

Polish Sociological Association: Member

Polish Society of Gerontology: Member

Polish Association of Social Policy: Member

European Network for Social Policy Analysis: Member

Generationes - International Network for the Study of Intergenerational Issues: Member

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: Member

East European Sub-Regional Association of Schools of Social Work

European Sociological Association: Member

EMES (The Emergence of Social Enterprises in Europe) European Research Network: Member

SocLab, Foundation Laboratory for Research and Social Action: Founder

Polish Institute of Silver Economy: Member

The European School of Social Innovation: Member

Polish-Studies. Interdisciplinary (Pol-Int): Member


Warsaw School of Economics : Public Policy

Cracow University of Economics : Social Economy

University of Białystok : Sociology

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