Building an evidence base for active ageing policies:
Active Ageing Index and its potential
Brussels, 16–17 April 2015
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) organised an International Seminar “Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: Active Ageing Index and its potential”. The seminar brought together 150 participants including researchers, policymakers and civil society representatives from all around the world. This allowed for rich and active discussions throughout the event. The programme of the seminar is available here.
The seminar started off with the presentation by Francesca Colombo, OECD, highlighting inequalities in ageing experiences both within the current generation and in comparison to future generations. Milorad Kovacevic, UNDP, continued the session explaining the value and advantages of composite measures for policymaking based on the long history of use of the Human Development Index. Asghar Zaidi, Southampton University, presented the overview of the trends in the AAI results over a period 2008–2012. An analytical report on the latest AAI results and the trends is available from here.
The seminar was structured around five principal topics — use of AAI for policymaking; subnational adaptation of AAI; comparative analysis of AAI results; methodological aspects of AAI; use of AAI in the non-EU countries and regions. On each topic a workshop was held, where the authors of papers, submitted under a call for papers launched in June 2014 and selected by an Evaluation board, had an opportunity to present and discuss their findings. Presentations given at the seminar are available from this wiki page.
Fourteen posters were presented during a poster session on 16 April covering all the five above-mentioned topics and going beyond.
Posters presented at the seminar
|A two-step multivariate I-distance approach for evaluation of Active Ageing Index
|Petrová Kafková, Marcela
|The Active Ageing Index and Its Relation to the Quality of Life of Older Adults
|Strengthening the AAI multidimensional approach: an assessment proposal
|Cláudia Teixeira Gomes
|(Re)Building the concept of active aging by lifelong learning experiences: mapping the role of the university social responsibility in AAI dissemination
|Challenges for further implementations of AAI in rural communities, in the northernmost Europe
|Wöhrmann, Anne Marit*
|Complementing AAI on the Organizational Level: An Organizational Index for Work in Retirement Age (Silver Work Index)
|Living together with own adult children: does it contribute to the active ageing of Georgian elderly people?
|Comparing the employment domain of the AAI index in Germany and Hungary, and identifying possible explanatory factors within retirement rules and policy
|Enforcing the Active Ageing Index in Italian regions: methodological challenges and comparative results from the ‘Active Ageing Going Local’ project.
|Measuring the AAI in the Basque Country (Spain)
|Quality of Life of the Elderly and Analysis of the Applicability of Active Aging Index to Latin American Countries
|Frolova, Elena A.***
|Active Aging Index: Russian Study
|Germany and Austria vs. Greece and Cyprus: Comparing the “North” with the “South” in a Case-Study concerning Active Ageing
|Health Literacy as a Potential Indicator for the Active Ageing Index: a Conceptual Analysis
* Presented by Jürgen Deller
** Presented by Robert Anderson — a poster session convener
*** Presented by Veronika Malanina