Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, graduated from the Faculty of History and Sociology at the University of Bialystok, Poland and the Collegium of Socio-Economics at Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology and social policy, e.g., books: “Aging in the Social Space” (co-authored with Ł. Tomczyk), The Association of Social Gerontologists, Białystok-Kraków 2015; “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; “Selected Contemporary Challenges of Ageing Policy” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków 2017; and “Between Successful and Unsuccessful Ageing: Selected Aspects and Contexts” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków 2019.
Areas of Expertise (13)
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Central and Eastern Europe
Warsaw School of Economics: Ph.D., Public Policy 2018
Cracow University of Economics: Postgraduate Course, Social Economy 2013
University of Białystok: M.A., Sociology 2008
- 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
Featured Articles (6)
Death and Dying, Theories ofThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
2017 Death 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.
Labor MarketsThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
2017 In 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.
Creative Aging, Drawing on the Arts to Enhance Healthy AgingEncyclopedia of Geropsychology
2017 The 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.
Comparative analysis of national and regional models of the silver economy in the European UnionInternational Journal of Ageing and Later Life
2016 The 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.’’
Mixed Economy of Welfare Emerging in Poland: Outplacement and Non-Governmental Employment Agencies ExamplesE-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies
2015 One 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.
Barriers to the Development of Creative Industries in Culturally Diverse RegionCoactivity: Philosophy, Communication
2014 The 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.