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Workshop "Regional Strategies on Active Ageing"

to take place in

Brussels, 23 September 2010, 13:30 – 18:00 h

at the
EU representation of North Rhine-Westphalia
Rue Montoyer 47
1000 Brussels

organised by:


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Fundecyt and the Junta de Extremadura European Commission
- DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
SEN@ER - Silver Economy Network of European Regions

 

Objectives

Fundecyt and the Junta de Extremadura together with the European Commission – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the Committee of the Regions, the Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing (North Rhine-Westphalia) and the "Silver Economy Network of European Regions (SEN@ER)" (www.silvereconomy-europe.org) - would like to invite you to the "Regional Strategies on Active Ageing" workshop.

Typically regions in Europe lack strategies tackling the issues of demographic development and ageing. Mostly they still see both as a threat rather than an opportunity which – if taken as the latter – offer options for new service and product development which can help to better position regional service providers and their service more appropriately helping them to gain competitive advantages against competitors in other regions and eventually creating new jobs and employment. It is against this background that the SEN@ER partners are showing an interest in exchanging experiences in this area to learn from each other. Some of the member regions have (partial) strategies developed and in place from which others can learn. In addition a joint effort for tackling open issues seems to be more promising and likely to lead to successful results and achievements for all regions. Some SEN@ER regions can be seen as leaders in the field of regional strategy development in this area and have implemented these differently ranging from dedicated support and funding programmes set up in this area for example in Gelderland, to dedicated policy programmes in regions like Limburg, Limousin and Extremadura and the dedicated "Senior Economy" initiative in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Against the background of the upcoming European Year for Active Ageing & Intergenerational Solidarity 2012 the workshop objectives are to

  • Inform about the objectives of the European Year for Active Ageing & Intergenerational Solidarity 2012
  • develop a European exchange of information on activities and initiatives in different European regions,
  • identify areas for cooperation which may lead to the establishment of partner consortia and
  • develop and submit project proposals to European Commission funding programmes.

At the workshop we will also introduce you to relevant funding programmes of the European Commission. These offer opportunities to different types of institutions in the regions for obtaining funding for a variety of different activities in the topic areas 'Silver Economy', and 'Regional Strategies on Active Ageing' which they would like to carry out with partners from other European regions.

The invited participants are kindly asked to submit to the SEN@ER Secretariat their points for discussion, ideas and proposal outline papers and projects they plan to present at the workshop ideally already before the workshop which will allow us to speed up the discussion and the decision making processes at the workshop.

Target Groups

The workshop is recommended for representatives from regional authorities, regional development agencies, universities and research institutions, city / municipality authorities, expert networks, associations and federations of different type but also individuals and organisations with concrete ideas and interests for European projects in the topic area with and without experience in EC funding programmes.

Language

The presentation language will be English.

Date and Location

Date:
23 September 2010

Time:

13:30 – 18:00 h
Location & Venue:
EU representation of North Rhine-Westphalia
Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels
Chairpersons:
Dr. Claus Eppe, Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Agenda

13:00 – 14:00
Welcome and Introduction Round
David Carmona, Director Fundecyt (Extremadura)

13:40 – 13:50

Introduction of the topic
Claus Eppe, Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
13:50 – 15:10
European Commission policies on Active Ageing and the European year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012
Sven Matzke, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Spain: Extremadura Active Ageing Policies and Initiatives
Juan Carlos Campón, Regional Goverment of Extremadura. Director General of The Extremadura Service of Promotion of Autonomy and Attention to Dependence, Badajoz (Extremadura)
Spain: "Active Ageing. White Book of Andalusia"
María José Castro Nieto, Director General of Older People in the Autonomuos Region of Andalusia (Spain)
Germany: Regionale 2013 – A regional development support model from North Rhine-Westphalia
Dirk Glaser, Director of Südwestfalen Agentur and Regionale 2013
Germany: Regional strategy on 'Demographic Change' of the Verband Region Rhein-Neckar
Maren Schmidt, Verband Region Rhein-Neckar, Unit 'regional development projects' (Mannheim)
15:10 – 16:00
Presentations by stakeholders on current activities, interests, plans in their regions
All workshop participants
Chairperson: David Carmona, Director Fundecyt (Extremadura)
16:00 – 16:15
COFFEE REAK
 
16:15 – 16:45
European funding opportunities and Committee of the Regions / AGE European funding instruments overview
Werner B. Korte, SEN@ER European Secretariat and David Carmona, Director Fundecyt (Extremadura)
16:45 – 17:45
Discussion and agreement on topic(s) and partners for cooperation at European level

Open Discussion

17:45 – 18:00
The next steps and outlook
Chairperson: David Carmona, Director Fundecyt (Extremadura) & Claus Eppe, Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
18:00
Closing of the day

 

Click here for: Invitation and Agenda for download

Presentations

Introduction of the topic Claus Eppe, Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia David Carmona, Director Fundecyt (Extremadura) PDF 453KB
European Commission policies on Active Ageing and the European year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012 Sven Matzke, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities PDF 140KB
Spain: Extremadura Active Ageing Policies and Initiatives Juan Carlos Campón, Regional Goverment of Extremadura. Director General of The Extremadura Service of Promotion of Autonomy and Attention to Dependence, Badajoz (Extremadura) PDF 945KB
Spain: "Active Ageing. White Book of Andalusia" María José Castro Nieto, Director General of Older People in the Autonomuos Region of Andalusia (Spain) No Slides
Germany: Regionale 2013 – A regional development support model from North Rhine-Westphalia Dirk Glaser, Director of Südwestfalen Agentur and Regionale 2013 PDF 1.5MB
Germany: Regional Strategy on 'Demographic Change' of the Verband Region Rhein-Neckar Maren Schmidt, Verband Region Rhein-Neckar, Unit 'Regional development projects' (Mannheim) PDF 348KB
European funding opportunities and Committee of the Regions / AGE European funding instruments overvie Werner B. Korte, SEN@ER European Secretariat and David Carmona, Director Fundecyt (Extremadura) PDF 537KB

Description Template

Please find herewith a description template which we kindly ask you to download and complete providing information on your organisation, current projects and ideas and outlines of European proposals you are interested in and searching for partners. Please e-mail the completed document to the SEN@ER Secretariat: werner dot korte at empirica dot com.

Description Template for download: doc 55 KB

Contact

Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Claus Eppe
Horionplatz 1, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (2 11) 8 618-3320
Fax: +49 (2 11) 8 618-4460

European SEN@ER Secretariat:

Christiane Krupp, Werner B. Korte
empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH
Oxfordstr. 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (2 28) 9 85 30-0
Fax: +49 (2 28) 9 85 30-12

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