26/10/2018 : 09:00 - 16:30 (CET)
| European Committee of the Regions, Room VM1 (Van Maerlant building, 2 Rue Van Maerlant)
| Public health; Innovation and research; Demographic change; Social protection
Why and how should regional authorities combat ageism
For the past four years, approximately 200 researchers from 35 countries have worked together in the COST Action IS1402 on AGEISM (www.notoageism.com) to develop a comprehensive body of knowledge on the topic of ageism.
Our collaborative work has resulted in numerous publications, a special issue and an open-access book by Springer: Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism.
Our goals for this final meeting are to:
1. Present the outcomes of the COST Action on Ageism to national and sub-national policymakers responsible for providing services and developing programmes targeting older citizens
2. Increase awareness to the topic of ageism and present solutions to combat ageism at grass-root level.
3. Facilitate action to reduce ageism through sub-national policy and legislations