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Towards a society for all ages: Why and how should local authorities combat ageism

Oct. 26, 2018

09:15-09:45 Welcome by:
• Moderator: Clemens Tesch-Roemer, German Centre of Gerontology, Vice-Chair COST Action on ageism
• Luc Vanden Brande, member of the Committee of the Regions CIVEX Commission
• Sierd Cloetingh, President of the COST Association (tbc)
• Clemens Tesch-Roemer, German Centre of Gerontology, Vice-Chair COST Action on ageism
• Ebbe Johansen, President, Age Platform Europe (tbc)

09:45-10:00 A summary of systematic reviews on ageism:
• Alana Officer/Vania De Lafuente Nunez, WHO research and world campaign to Combat Ageism

10:00-11:00 Addressing ageism across the EU:
• Moderator: Anne-Sophie Parent – Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe
• Vitalia Gaucaite Wittich Chief of the Population Unit, Statistical Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
• Johan ten Geuzendam, DG JUST (tbc)
• Andrzej Ryś DG SANCO (tbc)
• Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (tbc)
• Angelika Poth-Mögele, Director European Affairs of the Council of European Municipalities and Region
• Sergio Murillo (Biscay) (tbc)

11:00-11:30 Ageism in employment:
• Moderator: Jolanta Perek-Białas, Jagiellonian University, Pnina Dolberg, Rupin College
• A key message from science: Per Eric Solem, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik
• Voices of a representative of employees
• Voices of a representative of employers
• Voices of a representative of the Ministry of Labour from one EU country (tbc)

11:30-12:00 Ageism in healthcare:
• Moderator: Daniela Fialova, Charles University
• Moira Kinnear, NHS Lothian Pharmacy Service Edinburgh

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:00 Law as a tool to fight ageism discussion with:
• Israel Doron, University of Haifa
• Nena Georgantzi, Human Rights Officer, AGE Platform Europe
• Barbro Westerholm, Member of the Swedish Parliament (tbc) OR
• Robin Allen QC, Solicitor, Cloisters (tbc)

14:00-14:30 How ageism gets under your skin:
• Moderator: Susanne Wurm, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
• Klaus Rothermund, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
• Sibilia Marques, University Institute of Lisbon

14:30-15:00 Ageism in the Media:
• Moderator: Eugene Loos, University of Amsterdam
• Alexandra Almeida (tbc)
• Virpi Ylänne, Cardiff University

15:00-16:00 Twilight of a Life (20 min. movie) followed by discussion with:
• Moderator: Monika Wilinska, Jönköping University
• Sylvain Biegeleisen (director: Twilight of a Life),
• Kai Leichsenring, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
• Regional representative (ITHACA project)

16:00-16:30 Concluding comments:
• Liat Ayalon, Bar Ilan University, Chair COST Action on ageism
• Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary General AGE Platform Europe

16:30-17:30 Reception

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