AGE holds 5th Annual Conference on Inequalities and abuse in old age
SAVE THE DATE: 7 June 2017 (10.00 - 18.00)
5th AGE Annual Conference
“Inequalities and abuse in old age: Time to Act!”
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 10.00 - 18.00
Venue: Hotel HUSA President
44 Boulevard du Roi Albert II – 1000 Brussels, Tel. +32 (0)2 203 20 20
Interpretation in English and French
“The impact of ageism should not be underestimated. Ageism is the root of the marginalization, social exclusion and isolation of older persons. It is also intimately linked to violence and abuse against them in public and private spheres as scapegoating and stereotyping nourish subconscious motives.”
Ms. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons
AGE Platform Europe will hold its fifth thematic conference on 7 June 2017 in Brussels (day before AGE’s General Assembly). Our annual event will be open to external stakeholders.
This year, AGE conference seizes the momentum of European Commission’s year of actions on violence against women, the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the growing acceptance within the EU that more needs to be done to ensure an equal protection of older people's rights and combat elder abuse.
Building on AGE’s policy work in these areas and aiming to collect experiences and views that will shape our future work, the event will bring together representatives of EU countries, European institutions and civil society to discuss how human rights in old age can be materialised using the existing framework, and consider the added value of further measures, such as a new United Nations (UN) treaty.
The outcomes of this conference will feed into AGE’s work and will help frame the next steps of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), as well as action at national and EU level.
As in previous years, we would also like to take the opportunity of the conference to invite business representatives to join the conference and present their goods, services and practices which in a direct or indirect way reinforce the quality of life of older people/workers, enhance their dignity, and empower to actively participation in society.
We will provide a dedicated exhibition area at the conference’s venue to allow you to present your activities and engage in direct contact with national and local leaders of older people across the EU.
Registration and Exhibition Conditions:
Since our budget is limited, all participants including AGE members have to pay registration fees to help us cover the costs of renting the meeting room, interpretation facilities and catering services.
- Registration fees for the conference are 150€/person. Exhibitors get one free entry to the conference and the second at a reduced price (100€).
- A separate fee is also charged to external stakeholders who wish to book a space in the exhibition area (in the large coffee break area):
- 200€ for all non-for-profit entities (NGOs, public authorities, EU projects, etc.).
- 500€ for profit-making entities
This includes an exhibition area of around 2 x 2 m. with a table (please request it) and two chairs. Our members and participants will be able to visit the exhibition area on the 18th of November during the scheduled coffee breaks and lunch. However, the stand can be put in place already from the 7th onwards (AGE members will be there attending our General Assembly).
Please click on this link for the draft agenda and background information and on the following link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/71UkcrPUD3s820Dj2
External stakeholders interested in registering to the conference or in booking an exhibition space can also contact us at email@example.com or Nathalie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to presentations:
- 'Aging, Ageism, and Ageivism: A New Perspective on the Human Rights of Older Persons', by Dr. Israel Doron, Head of the Department of Gerontology at University of Haifa.
Watch here the videos from Doron's presentation.
- 'Older people in the work of the Academic Network of European Disability', by Paula Pinto, ANED Research Team and University of Lisbon
- 'Improving access to financial services and payment methods for older persons and people with disabilities - A Dutch case study', by Michiel van Doeveren, Senior policy advisor, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
- PayAble video