September 2019

Forum Programme Publication is online

The AAL Forum 2019 is just around the corner, and we are happy to announce that the onsite programme publication is now available online. Among other things, the publication contains interviews with keynote speakers Julie Arts and Bengt Andersson, a welcome from AAL Programme President Peter Saraga, and a complete overview of programme sessions and exhibitors. Read the publication by clicking here or on the icon below.

Julie Arts: An ecosystem approach

AAL is developing a proposal for a future European partnership programme that introduces an ecosystem approach for ageing well. But what does that approach actually mean? Julie Arts works for the renowned Presencing Institute, providing action research for societal transformation and she will provide valuable insight into this approach during her keynote address and a workshop on Tuesday morning. Can you explain what an ecosystem approach is? An ecosystem is an interconnected collaboration within an ecosystem itself, which could be geographic or sector wide, for example. It’s a community of organisms – individuals, institutions, organisations – who start to work with each other and interact with each other in order to evolve and adapt to external influences. In an ecosystem...
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Meet our Moderator: Fernanda Freitas

Fernanda Freitas is a journalist with a keen interest in the topic of ageing. For those of you who have attended the AAL Forum before, you may well remember her as the host of the 2017 edition in Coimbra, Portugal, and this year she is returning to moderate the plenary sessions. We caught up with her to find out more about why she considers the world of active ageing to be such an important matter, and why she thinks it is essential that we should all start thinking about how we age as soon as possible. Tell us about your interest in the field of active ageing. I was the National Ambassador for the European Year of Active Ageing and...
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Elevator pitch – sell your idea in six minutes

This year, the AAL Forum is bringing you a brand new format – the elevator pitches. We are going to give the stage to six different groups for six minutes each, giving them the opportunity to pitch their ideas in a short, snappy and engaging way to the audience. The intention is to spark interest across the audience and create further debate and discussion with other interested participants. Here we will provide you with a short taste of what each pitch will be about. Person-centred involvement of dementia patients and family carers in enabling technology design In the WHO European Region, dementia is the leading cause of dependency and disability. Dementia currently affects around 10 million people in the region,...
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