Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp gave the keynote speech at the closing conference of the BMBF project "Trans Demo"


Demographic change - the change in the age distribution in society and new migration patterns - provides spaces and regions, companies and their employees with new challenges. Research has adopted the issue in a variety of projects and publications. In the area of job design, this relates generally to the operational level. According to a lack of proper approach to implementation, with particular reference to SMEs, in the context of regional support structures, as they are influential.

The project TRANSDEMO is a transition management developed and tested as a regional governance approach  for a systemic approach to innovation in the management of demographic change in companies. The focus here is on the Niederrhein region. As a member of the scientific advisory board, Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp, professor of political science with a focus on international relations at the Hochschule Rhein-Waal, has been accompanying the project for three years.

The final conference "New impulses for the shaping of demographic change in regions" of the Transdemo project took place at the premises of the Duisburg-Wesel-Kleve Duisburg on Wednesday 23 November 2016 from 2: 00-4: 30 pm. After the opening adress from Dr. Andreas Henseler (Lower Rhine Chamber of Commerce) and the inspiring KeyNote by Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp, 50 players from the region and beyond have dicussed the project and the results of the Training and the handbook as well as the web-based toolbox with the partners of the project network.