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Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index

27 - 28 September 2018

Bilbao, Spain

The 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), held the Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index in Bilbao on 27–28 September 2018.

The seminar brought together researchers, civil society representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders and provided 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 was 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.

Programme of the seminar

27 September, plenary session
Keynote addresses
Golden Aging: Is active, Healthy and Prosperous Aging a Myth or a Realistic Goal?Maurizio Bussolo, World Bank
Getting ready for a Decade of Healthy AgeingRitu Sadana, World Health Organization
The OECD Better Life Index and Better Life InitiativeMark Keese, OECD
Active Ageing Index: A legacy of the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between GenerationsAsghar Zaidi, London School of Economics and Political Science
Active Ageing Index results for PolandJolanta Perek-Białas, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, and Warsaw School of Economics
Criteria-specific analysis of the Active Ageing Index results in ItalyAndrea Principi, National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing, Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing, Ancona
27 September, plenary session
Extending and developing AAI: cross-regional examples
Developing the Active Ageing Index for the oldest old. An example from SwedenJohan Fritzell, Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University
Ageing unequally: an application with the Active Ageing IndexJavier Olivera, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
Parallel workshops
Workshop on subnational adaptation of AAI
Active Ageing Index at a municipality-level in western Finland: results from the GERDA studyFredrica Nyqvist, Åbo Akademi University
Employment of older people across Italian regions: an exploration of drivers and barriers based on the Active Ageing IndexLuciana Quattrociocchi, Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
Calculating the Active Ageing Index for the region of NavarraKoldo Cambra, Public Health and Labour Institute of Navarra (ISPLN)
Workshop on comparative analysis of AAI results
Sweden and Italy in Active Ageing Index: comparative policy analysis within the context of different welfare regimesBanu Metin, Gazi University
The Czech Republic and Slovakia – shared lives with different outcomesMarcela Petrová Kafková, Masaryk University
Active Ageing Index in Russia – identifying determinants for inequalitiesMaria Varlamova, Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Life course pathways to healthy ageing based on the analysis of cross-national surveys (2002-2016)Hideko Matsuo, University of Leuven

Workshop on linking AAI to the quality of life and well-being

Active Ageing Index: subnational study on elderly well-being in RussiaElena Frolova, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University
Individual-level Active Ageing Index in Iran and Quality of Life of Older PeopleMaryam Tajvar, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Quality of life in older age: does the context matter?Maria Letizia Tanturri, University of Padova
Extending the AAI to the Organizational Level: First Insights into the Operationalization of the Silver Work IndexJürgen Deller, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Workshop on methodological papers
Inequalities in healthy and active aging across EuropeJudite Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Separating the active and the aging in the Active Aging IndexJosé Antonio Ortega, University of Salamanca
Active Ageing Index, new emphasis within the same methodologyÉva Berde, Izabella Kuncz, Corvinus Univesrsity of Budapest
Customisation of ageing policies using the machine learning algorithmsIvana Đurović, University of Belgrade
Workshop on use of AAI for policymaking
AAI as a tool for the evaluation of Action Plan of Madrid Age-friendly CityMaria Pilar Serrano Garijo, Madrid City Council
Active Ageing in Israel: Gaps between the centre of the country and the periphery over the past decadeAyelet Berg-Warman, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
The link between comprehensive employment, health care, pension, social policies and active ageing potential in Russia and EU countriesAnna Ermolina, Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Active Ageing and the legitimacy of unemployment benefit obligations for older people in EuropeWouter De Tavernier, Aalborg University
Analysing Active Ageing of the Indian Elderly: Comparative Study of the Indian StatesSanchari Chandra, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Benchmarking the AAI performance of EU countries using the post hoc I-distance approachVeljko Jeremic, University of Belgrade
The AAI and Local Economic and Community Planning in Co. Louth, IrelandRodd Bond, NetwellCASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Active Ageing Index in Castilla y LeónRicardo Gonzalez Pablo,
Gerencia de Servicios Sociales de Castilla y León
SIforAGE: a cooperation initiative to provide evidence-based data about healthy and active ageingElena Urdaneta, University of the Basque Country
Inequality and frailty in elderly people: A comparison between Eastern and Western EuropeSara Zella, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
Active Aging in India: Empirical Evidences from a National Representative Survey SAGE Moradhvaj, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Well-being assessment yardstick: evidence from the elderly well-being across Russian macro-regionsIrina Pavlova, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University
AAI in Uruguay. Replication and assessment by stakeholdersMaite Ciarniello, Universidad de la República, Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Does the Active Ageing Index (AAI) have implications for suicide prevention for older people?Jing Wu, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Participation in society and its relationship with the friendliness of environmentsElena del Barrio, Matia Institute
Going regional: Ageing and active ageing in “Italy one and a thousand”Maria Herica La Valle, University of Southampton
Is it possible to measure active ageing in people? The Personal Active Ageing Index (IPEA)Sara Marsillas, Matia Gerontological Institute
Gender inequalities in active aging before and after retirement age in 18 European countriesBruno Arpino, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Please contact us at aai@un.org if you have any questions regarding the AAI or the seminar.