Road Map launch conference
18 October 2011, 13:00-20:00
Paul-Henri Spaak P1A002, European Parliament, Brussels
The webcast of the conference can be watched here.
The Road Map document launched at this conference can be downloaded from here.
Presentations can be downloaded below.
THE FUTURAGE ROAD MAP
FUTURAGE Road Map: addressing the grand challenge - Prof
Alan Walker, University of Sheffield, UK
Healthy Ageing for More Life in Years / Unequal Ageing and Age-related Inequalities - Prof Carol Jagger, Newcastle University, UK,
Maintaining and Regaining Mental Capacity / Ageing Well at Home and in Community Environments - Prof Hans-Werner Wahl, Heidelberg University, Germany
Inclusion and Participation / Social Protection - Dr Giovanni Lamura, INRCA, Italy
Biogerontology - Prof Olivier Toussaint, University of Namur, Belgium
LINKAGES TO MAJOR EUROPEAN INITIATIVES
ERA AGE 2: the joint call for ageing research "Active and Healthy Ageing Across the Life Course" - Prof Kenneth Abrahamsson, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
Pilot Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing - Dr Paul Timmers, DG INFSO, European Commission
JPI More Years Better Lives - Dr Bernhard Rami, Chair of the JPI General Assembly, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 – Mr Ralf Jacob, DG Employment, European Commission
Healthy Ageing - Is it a time for innovation? - Dr Andrzej Rys, DG SANCO, European Commission
AAL: Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme – Dr Karina Marcus, AAL Europe
IMPLEMENTING THE ROAD MAP
Implementing the Road Map - Dr Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, DG RTD, European Commission
European Science Foundation Forward Look project: Ageing, Health and Pensions in Europe – Dr Asghar Zaidi, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria
BRAID: Bridging Research in
Ageing and ICT Development
– Dr Karim Hadjri, Queens University Belfast, Northern
AGE Platform Europe – Ms Anne-Sophie Parent, Age Platform Europe
CIHR-IA – Dr Yves Joanette, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging
Concluding statement - Prof Alan Walker, University of Sheffield, UK
This conference launched the FUTURAGE Road Map, which will provide a European research agenda for ageing research for the next 10 years.
The Road Map was presented in the European Parliament at this conference hosted by the STOA Panel of MEPs. Drawing on two years of work, eight stages of consultation with over 700 contributors the Road Map will shape the ageing research agenda in Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
The Road Map is one of the major strategic European initiatives addressing the grand challenge of the ageing population.
Parallel initiatives including the Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership, European Research Area in Ageing, Joint Programme Initiative and the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 will also be participating.