The regenarative role of older people in a circular economy

Author: Elisabeth Isele, Circular Economy Earth


Brief Summary

The article highlights the strong growth of start-ups created by people aged 55-64. Such start-ups are just as innovative as those founded by younger people but demonstrate a higher survival rate.

The article shows a couple of examples of start-ups founded by elderly people engaged in the circular economy, underlining how important the heritage of knowledge and skills of the elderly is to transfer knowledge across generations


A source of ideas for practical activities to be implemented in training programs; interesting case studies to be developed; inspiration to try to create something even beyond the conclusion of the project

Project No.: 2022-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000085169

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.