Population Aging: Challenges and Opportunities

When: Feb 03rd, 2017 - Feb 04th, 2017
Where: University of Economics, Prague (W. Churchill Sq. 4, Prague 3)

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Event overview

The international conference Population Aging: Challenges And Opportunities held under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague will address the broad topic of the demographic change. The conference will focus on key areas that are essential for the societies to successfully cope with demographic change and also have a direct impact on the status of elderly citizens in society and their life and dignity; such as public policies and legislation, impact of demographic changes on economy and business environment, and health and social care.

 

For more information, please contact Martin Špáta at: spata@keynote.cz

 

Conference Topics:
Population aging, Demographic change, Age management, Health care, Social care, Communities, Civil society, Economy, Business, Public Policies, Legislation

 

Conference partners:
Active Aging Center, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, the City of Prague,  University of Economics, Prague: Department of Demography

Keynote speakers

Alexandre Sidorenko

Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko is an expert on national and international policy on ageing. Currently, he works as the Senior Advisor in European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna), the Global Ambassador for HelpAge International (London) and the Tutor in International Institute on Ageing (UN-Malta) and is also a member of Societal Advisory Board for the Joint Programming Initiative More years, better lives (EU). He is involved in providing advisory services to the Central European, Eastern European and Central Asian countries in developing and implementing national policy on ageing. Previously, he served as the Coordinator of UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (Vienna, 2012), the Chief of the Population Unit of UN Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, 2010) and the Head of the United Nations Program on Ageing (Vienna-New York, 1988-2009). Within the UN, he acted as the Coordinator of the International Year of Older Persons and participated in drafting the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. Dr. Sidorenko has been awarded UN Staff Recognition Award – Certificate of Recognition (2009) and Presidential Medal and Diploma of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics “For Outstanding Contribution to Solving the Issues of Ageing Globally” (2005). He has written more than 40 publications and has held about 250 presentations at various international meetings on ageing and other social and bio-medical issues.

Axel Börsch-Supan

Since 2011, he leads the Munich Center for the Economic of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). He holds a professorship at the Technical University of Munich and is member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., and member of the MacArthur Foundation Aging Societies Network. His policy consulting includes: Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-08), German Federal Governments’ Expert Group on Demography, German Pension Reform Commission, several other ministries in Germany, several other governments in EU and US, EU Commission, OECD, and World Bank.

Jan Holčík

Professor Jan Holčík worked for many years as the head of the Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Administration of Medical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno. Since 2014 he has been the Chairman of the Ministerial working group for health literacy and since 2015 the Chairman of the scientific board of the Institute for health literacy. His research interests have been focused on health services,  measurement of health, health needs, health priorities, health related quality of life, health literacy, responsiveness, cultural and social determinants of health systems, health systems in transition and health technology assessment. Professor Holčík is the author of more than 250 papers on measurement of health and health care management as well as chapters in books and textbooks. He is also a member of the Czech Society of Social Medicine and Health Care Administration and the Czech Medical Academy.

Juhani Ilmarinen

Professor Juhani Ilmarinen served for many years as Director in the Department of Physiology in Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) and his work focused on the theme Ageing and Work. His multidisciplinary team created the Work Ability concept and a method called the Work Ability Index (WAI) for ageing workers. In the years 2005-2008 he was the Director of the Life Course and Work – Theme, aiming to create social innovations for a better and longer work life for all generations. Since 2009 he has been CEO of Juhani Ilmarinen Consulting Ltd (Vantaa, Finland). He also acted as the Secretary of the Scientific Committee Ageing and Work of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) from 1989 to 2006. During his service the topic Promotion of the Work Ability of Ageing Workers and WAI was implemented in 26 countries. He was also the Chairman of the Technical Committee “Ageing” of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) from 1997 to 2007. He is the author of more than 500 publications on occupational health, work physiology, work ability, and ageing. He has published 8 books, e.g., a handbook on age management called Towards a Longer Work Life. In November 2008, the First National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy was awarded to Professor Ilmarinen. He accepted the invitation of the Gerontology Research Centre (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) to become the Chairman of its Managing Board in 2010.

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Call for papers & Registrations Deadlines

Population Aging: Challenges and Opportunities

Call for Papers

Prague, February 3 - 4, 2017

held under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic

and the City of Prague.

 

The international conference Population Aging: Challenges And Opportunities will address the broad topic of the demographic change focusing on three key areas that are essential for the societies to successfully cope with demographic change and also have a direct impact on the status of elderly citizens in society and their life and dignity - 1/ public policies and legislation, 2/ impact of demographic changes on economy and business environment, and 3/ health and social care. We are seeking papers that will contribute to a critical examination of this topic and result in fruitful discussion panels at the event. We invite abstracts on any of the following topics.*

 

1)   Public Policies and Legislation

  • Preparing societies for the demographic change: “Do countries have a strategy?” examples of good practice
  • Impact of the demographic change on political systems/electoral behavior/party programs..
  • Seniors and politicians: grey mass of voters vs. active participation in civil society
  • Preparing the pension systems
  • Demographic change: Do we need new legislation?
  • The importance of community in successful implementation of aging policies
  • Migration as an important factor in the demographic change

 

2)  Impact of Demographic Changes on the Economy and Business Environment

  • Population aging:  Economic decline or a chance to increase the standard of living
  • Aging society as a new economic opportunity?
  • Increasing employability: How to employ 55+; The essential role of life-long training; How to lead employees through their career; Effective knowledge-transfer at the workplace
  • Modern technology: Creating or breaking down the intergenerational barriers?
  • Media and the demographic change

 

3)  Health and Social Care

  • Healthcare for the ageing population: Extending life vs. comfortable aging?
  • Communities as an actor in the elderly care?
  • Efficient coordination of health and social care services for the aging population
  • Prevention as a key to healthy aging
  • Ageing with dignity and its practice in elderly care

 

*Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of topics, and we will review any abstracts which pertain to the demographic change and related topics.

 

Please submit your 500-word abstracts and a short bio by September 23, 2016. The abstracts will be subjected to a peer review process and should be submitted to: spata@keynote.cz.

 

Population Aging: Challenges And Opportunities is an international conference, dedicated to sharing experience, information and best practices on the topic of population aging . The aim of the  conference is also creating a platform which will bring together academics, professionals and stakeholders dealing with the demographic change to exchange experiences, establish new contacts, and debate challenges that the aging societies are facing and ways how to use this trend for the benefit of society. The conference is organized in frame of the long-term (eng)aging! project which consists of a series of panel discussions, public seminars and roundtables focusing on topics related to the demographic change.

 

The (eng)aging! project is organized by KEYNOTE, a well-established consultancy and production company in cooperation with Active Aging Center, a non-governmental organization. KEYNOTE specializes in organizing conferences and events that lead to cutting-edge international encounters, bring new ideas to life, and facilitate a unique networking experience. In its projects KEYNOTE focuses principally on politics, international relations, security, civil society, new social trends, and business. Active Aging Center’s long term goal is to promote a societal debate on population aging and its impacts. Active Aging Center aims to improve quality of life of the elderly, their social status and intergenerational relations, to contribute to a change of the negative stereotypes about seniors present in public discourses and to raise employment rates of the generation 55+.

The organizers have also reserved a number of spaces for non-presenting conference attendees. If you wish to register as a non-presenting participant, we kindly ask you to pay the registration fee through the payment gateway, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Registration Payment” button on this page.

 

REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES

Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline   

September 23, 2016

Notification of acceptance   

November 1, 2016

Early bird registration deadline
 - EXTENDED!    

December 7, 2016

Full paper submission   

January 27, 2017

Regular conference registration deadline   

January 27, 2017

 

Conference fee

Early bird fee (submission of payment by December 7, 2016)

Basic   

€ 200

PhD students   

€ 80

 

Regular conference fee (submission of payment by January 27, 2017)

Basic   

€ 230

Non-presenting participants   

€ 130

PhD students   

€ 100

 

If you wish to attend as a presenting participant, your 500-word abstracts and a short bio should be submitted to: spata@keynote.cz.

If you wish to participate as a non-presenting attendee, we kindly ask you to pay the registration fee through the payment gateway, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Registration Payment” button on this page.