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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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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS AT THE FORUM: THEMES 5 + 6

The AAL Forum 2019 is now just one month away, and today we will be giving you another taster of some of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the past few weeks, we have been introducing you to some of the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped...
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Interactive workshops at the forum: Theme 4

The AAL Forum 2019 is now just five weeks away, and today we will be giving you another taster of some of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking you through the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped together according to theme....
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Fantastic collaboration between AAL and EIP on AHA at the Forum 2019

As part of their joint mission to support the digital transformation of ageing and care, the AAL Programme has teamed up with the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) to bring their 2019 Conference of Partners to the AAL Forum. EIP on AHA is an initiative to foster innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy ageing. The EC funds several EIPs, all set up to help strengthen EU research and innovation. The premise of a partnership is to bring together relevant actors at EU, national and regional levels across different policy areas to focus on a specific societal challenge at all levels of the innovation chain. The EIP on AHA was the...
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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS AT THE FORUM: THEME 3

The AAL Forum 2019 is now just six weeks away! Today we will be giving you another taster of some of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking you through the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped together according to theme. This...
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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS AT THE FORUM: THEME 2

The AAL Forum 2019 is now just seven weeks away, and today we will be giving you another taster of some of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking you through the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped together according to theme. This week we are taking a...
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Interactive workshops at the forum: Theme 1 (PART 2)

The AAL Forum 2019 is just under two months away, and today we will be giving you another taster of some of the interactive workshops that will be taking place over the course of the event. As the format of the AAL Forum has evolved over the last decade, its emphasis on interactivity has increased. The workshops that are held each year represent the pinnacle of this focus on sharing knowledge, best practice and experiences, and this year’s selection of sessions promises to be one of the best we’ve ever put together. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking you through the workshops that we have organised for the AAL Forum 2019, which have been grouped together according to theme....
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