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"Active Ageing - the Potential for Society" Conference and Brokerage Event

09-11 July 2012, Dublin Castle, Ireland


NET4SOCIETY, the network of National Contact Points, supporting and promoting Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) researchers' engagement in FP7, will host a transnational research and brokerage event, which is an official satellite event of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). The event will be themed around the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations and will focus on the human and social aspects and implications of active ageing.

The event, targeted to approximately 350 researchers, policy makers and stakeholders from the international SSH community, will showcase a positive approach to ageing and its potential for society, presenting international SSH research in this field and identifying future research needs. In addition, it will promote and encourage engagement with FP7 SSH research programmes through a brokerage event that will form part of the conference programme.

The event is sponsored by the European Commission.

Key note speakers include Anne-Sophie Parent, Director of the AGE network and Lenia Samuel from the European Commission's Year for Active Ageing initiative.

Thematic sessions will be based on the following four key topics:

  • Employment
  • Social participation
  • Intergenerational solidarity
  • Economy and innovation

The third day of the conference will be dedicated to a structured brokerage event that will provide researchers and stakeholders with the opportunity to engage with the FP7 SSH research programme with special focus on the topics of the conference, with a view to finding potential partners for research projects in the FP7 call SSH-2013.