CALL FOR PAPERS
Please send the abstracts using the Abstract Submission Form to email@example.com clearly indicating “Call for papers – Second International Seminar on AAI” in the subject of your email. Click here for a full version of the call for papers.
Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract (max 800 words) by 29 September 2017 18:00 GMT. The abstracts and papers should be submitted in English. The research material included in the paper must not be already published or submitted for publication. Submission should be made by the author who will attend the Seminar. Authors can submit no more than two abstracts where they are named as the primary author; however there is no limit on the number of abstracts a person can appear on as a co-author.
The authors will be notified about acceptance of their submission by 1 November 2017. Once the abstract is accepted the full paper should be completed and sent by 2 April 2018.
The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the Seminar in the form of either a presentation or a poster. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the lead authors of accepted papers.
Three to five best papers entered by early career researchers will be awarded. To be eligible for the award a lead author should demonstrate enrolment in a PhD or post-doctoral programme. Some of the selected papers might be considered for publication in a journal or in an edited book.
Abstracts and papers will be evaluated by an independent evaluation board on the basis of the following criteria:
Originality and innovative approach applied
Contribution to further development of the AAI methodology
SECOND INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE ACTIVE AGEING INDEX
27–28 September 2018
Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain
UNECE, the European Commission's DG EMPL, the University of the Basque Country, the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, with the support of the Government of Biscay (Spain), are organising a Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index in Bilbao in September 2018. The seminar aims to bring together researchers, civil society representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders. It will provide a multidisciplinary forum for those interested in the use of AAI to enhance the knowledge about ageing and older people and lead to the development of better policies.
The seminar will be dedicated to the studies focusing on the use of AAI to identify ways to improve active ageing outcomes through appropriate policy measures at different levels. To feed the seminar debate, the organisations above are launching this call for papers.
The topics of interest include the following:
Comparing AAI results in two or more countries or subnational regions / local territorial entities and identifying explanatory factors within the context of policy differences
Analysing AAI results for different population groups according to determinants such as education level, income, residence area (urban/rural) etc. or their combination, identifying reasons behind existing inequalities and making recommendations for better outcomes
Evaluating AAI as an evidence-based monitoring and advisory tool for policymaking at national and subnational levels, using actual examples of AAI application
Applying AAI in combination with other measurements to analyse broader ageing-related phenomena
Contextual analysis and clustering of countries/regions to identify factors underlying active ageing outcomes and capacities for active ageing
Identifying life-course determinants of diverse active ageing outcomes observed in the AAI calculations
The list of topics is not exhaustive, however, AAI should be the focus of submitted abstracts and papers for them to be considered.
EVALUATION BOARD CHAIR
Ms. Sarah HARPER
Professor, MA (Cantab.) Cambridge; DPhil (Oxon) Oxford, Professor of Gerontology at the Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/
EVALUATION BOARD MEMBERS:
Mr. Kenneth HOWSE
Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/
Mr. Giovanni LAMURA
Senior Gerontologist, PhD, National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing (INRCA/IRCCS), Centro Ricerche Economico-Sociali per l'Invecchiamento (Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing),
Ms. Jolanta PEREK-BIALAS
Associate professor, Dr. hab., Academic Lecturer, Researcher, Institute of Statistics and Demography Warsaw School of Economics and Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow,
Mr. Karel VAN DEN BOSCH
Guest professor at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp, and Expert at the Belgium Federal Planning Office, Brussels
Mr. Asghar ZAIDI
Professor in International Social Policy, Centre for Research on Ageing / Centre for Population Change, Social Sciences, University of Southampton,