Road Map launch conference


18 October 2011, 13:00-20:00

WhereA speaker's view from the podium

Paul-Henri Spaak P1A002, European Parliament, Brussels

Event announcement

Please download the FUTURAGE event poster and the STOA poster


The webcast of the conference can be watched here.


View from the audience

Please download: the final programme, speaker biographies, summaries of projects profiled during the event.  

The Road Map document launched at this conference can be downloaded from here.

Presentations can be downloaded below. 






The 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



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 ProgrammeDr Karina Marcus, AAL Europe



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 DevelopmentDr Karim Hadjri, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland

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.

A full room

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.