Public event

Ageism in Society: Practices, Policies and Interventions

Is age but a number and really simply a question of attitude, or does chronological age still divide people into stereotypical and unequal positions? What are the current trends of ageism in Europe, and how can we combat ageism in all its many forms? And furthermore: how can we as researchers produce knowledge on ageism and ageing in a way that communicates, has a wide impact and creates new ways of working together and collaborating with both policy makers and practitioners?

You are warmly welcome to come and join our discussion on current research themes and approaches on ageism. The seminar speakers are members and partners of the EuroAgeism research and doctoral training network. MP, representative of the Ageing network in the Finnish Parliament, Heli Järvinen will contribute from the policy makers’ point of view.
The seminar is in English.

Seminar on Ageism in Society: Practices, Policies and Interventions
10:00 Opening words
Pirjo Nikander, Research Director, Tampere University
Words of welcome
Juho Saari, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
10:15-10:30 EuroAgeism as a means of putting Ageism onto to the map of policy making
Liat Ayalon, Coordinator of the EuroAgeism project
10:30-11:00 Research excellence in the Gerontology Research Center
Marja Jylhä, Tampere University
11:00-11:45 Combating ageism by extending the integrated life-course perspective
Kai Leichsenring: Executive Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna
12.00-13:15 Lunch
13:15-13:45 Leaving no one behind: Seizing an opportunity to combat ageism
Vitalija Gaucaite Wittich UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
13:45-14:15 Human rights do not diminish with age – challenges to combat ageism
Maciej Kucharczyk, Age Platform Europe
14:15-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-16:00 How to communicate with policy makers and politicians? Dissemination and the broader impact of ageing/ageism research.
Member of Parliament Heli Järvinen, Finnish Parliament Age Network
Joint discussion led by discussant Jolanta Perek-Białas, Jagiellonian University, Poland
16:00 Closing of the seminar

EuroAgeism ITN -project is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme under Horizon 2020 Programme.

For more information, please contact:
pirjo.nikander [at] (Pirjo Nikander), 040 190 1373
virve.kallioniemi-chambers [at] (Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers), 050 318 6754