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Ministerial Conference - Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing (Vienna, Austria)

19 - 20 September 2012

The Ministerial Conference, under the motto "Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing", UNECE member States marked the tenth anniversary of MIPAA/RIS.

The principal goal of the conference has been to evaluate implementation of MIPAA/RIS in the five years since the León Conference, asking how much progress has been made, where there is still room for improvement, and how to approach the challenges that still remain. Active ageing and in particular the participation of older persons in society have been at the heart of the ministerial segment of the conference, which seeked to set priorities for the coming five years for improving the quality of life of people of all ages. Experts and ministerial panels tackled pressing policy questions such as how best to promote the participation of older persons in the labour market and societal activities, as well as means of creating enabling environments for healthy and independent ageing.

 

The Ministerial Conference has been hosted by the Austrian Government under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and included the participation of NGOs and the scientific community. The Conference has been concluded with a Ministerial Declaration.

 

The Host country and the United Nations Population Fund supported the participation of a number of delegates.

 

18 September 2012: A civil society forum and a research forum took place.

 

The UNECE Ministerial Conference hosted a poster exhibition to showcase good practice examples and innovative approaches in implementing MIPAA/RIS.

 

MINISTERIAL DECLARATION

 

2012 Vienna Ministerial Declaration :   ENG   FRE   RUS

Unofficial translation : GER   SRB   BGR   ESP  UKR

 

 

PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Plenary & Panel Sessions


Full programme of the Ministerial Conference


TIME

AGENDA ITEM

8.00 am - 9.30 am

Accreditation & Registration

9.30 am - 10.10 am

Opening of the Conference, adoption of the agenda, election of Chair

10.10 am - 10.35 am

Overview of the ageing situation in the UNECE Region

10.35 am - 10.45 am

Brief on global progress of MIPAA implementation, 2007-2012

10.45 am - 11.15 am

Coffee break

11.15 am - 1.00 pm

First Panel discussion:

Promoting longer working life and maintaining work ability

1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Lunch, side events, poster exhibition

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Second panel discussion:

Participation, non-discrimination and social inclusion of older persons

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Coffee break

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Third Panel discussion:

Creating an enabling environment for health independence and ageing in dignity

8.00 pm

Social Event:

HEURIGEN EVENING - Hosted by the mayor of Vienna at Fuhrgassl-Huber, a popular wine tavern located in Neustift am Walde between vineyards and the Vienna Woods. Bus transfer will be provided. 

 

SIDE EVENTS

10.50 am - 11.10 am

Presentation of "Dependency Ratio Calculator" - a simulation tool for the impact of labour markets on economic dependency ratios

(Venue : Aula Lounge, ground floor)

1.00 pm

The Poster exhibition opens (for the duration of the Conference)

(Venue: Aula Lounge, Corridor hall, first floor)

1.15 pm - 2.15 pm

Policies on Ageing and Intergenerational Relations (with a special focus on Eastern Europe and Central Asia)

(Venue : Aula Lounge, ground floor)

 

 Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ministerial Day

TIME

AGENDA ITEM

9.00 am - 9.30 am

Opening of the ministerial segment, election of Chair

9.30 am - 9.40 am

Setting a stage for the ministerial declaration 2012

9.40 am - 11.15 am

Dialogue between Ministers and civil society representatives:

Stimulating intergenerational dialogue and solidarity between the generations: a shared responsibility

10:30 am - 11.00 am

Press Conference

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Coffee Break

11.45 am - 12.00 am

Presentation of the Civil Society Declaration and Research Community Declaration

12.00 am - 1.30 pm

First Ministerial Panel:

Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing

a) Promoting longer working life and maintaining work ability ; Promoting participation, non-discrimination and social inclusion of older persons 

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Lunch, side events, poster exhibition

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Second Ministerial Panel:

Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing

b) Promoting quality of life in older age: creating an enabling environment for health, independence and ageing in dignity 

4.30 pm - 4.50 pm

Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration 2012

4.50 pm - 5.00 pm

Closing: Chairperson's summary, closing statements

5.00 pm

Farewell

 

SIDE EVENT

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Presenting preliminary results of the Active Ageing Index

(Venue : Aula Lounge, ground floor)

Document Title

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FRE

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Annotated Provisional agenda

ECE/AC.30/2012/1

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PDF

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Report of the Ministerial Conference on Ageing
ECE/AC.30/2012/2

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PDF

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2012 Vienna Ministerial Declaration
ECE/AC.30/2012/3

PDF

PDF

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Synthesis report on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in the UNECE region: Executive summary, Introduction and Conclusions

ECE/AC.30/2012/4

PDF

PDF

PDF

Outlines of the keynote addresses to the panel discussions of the Ministerial Conference on  Ageing

ECE/AC.30/2012/5

PDF

PDF

PDF

Synthesis report on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in the UNECE region: Full report with annex tables

PDF

Fact Sheet: Active Ageing

PDF

Ensuring a society of all ages "From policy declaration to action" - Promoting the implementation of the outcome of the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing

PDF

List of participants

PDF

Contributions

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Report on the 2nd Cycle of Review and appraisal of MIPAA/RIS

Vitalija Gaucaite-Wittich,
Chief, UNECE Population Unit

PDF

First expert panel: Promoting longer working life and maintaining workability

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Chairperson

Mr. Bernd Marin

Director, European Center for Social Welfare Policy and Research

Rapporteur

Mr. Robert Anderson

European Foundation for the improvement of working and living conditions, Dublin, Ireland

PDF

Keynote Speaker

Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

Executive Director of the Employment Sector, International Labour Organisation

PPT

Panelists

Mr. Juhani Ilmarinen

Emeritus Professor at Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki

PDF

PPT

Mrs. Irene Kloimüller

Austrian Scientist and Coordinator of the Austrian Programme "Fit for the future - maintaining workability

PDF

Ms. Renate Hornung-
Draus

Vice-President of the International Organisation of Employers and Managing Director of the Confederation of German Employers

PDF

Ms. Nazgul Asangojoeva- Baekova

Helpage International, Kyrgyzstan

PPT

Werner Thum

International Trade Union Confederation

PDF

Mr. Guy Morissette

Director, Senior Policy, Human Resources and Skills development, Canada

PPT

Mr. Bjørn Halvorsen

Special Adviser, Ministry of Labour, Norway

PPT

Mr. Niclas Jacobson

Director, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden

PPT

Second expert panel: Participation, non-discrimination and social inclusion of older persons

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Chairperson

Mrs. Noreen Siba

Managing Director, International Longevity Center, UK

Rapporteur

Mrs. Ela L. Libanova

Director, Institute for Demography and Social Studies, Ukraine

RUS

ENG

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Clemens Tesch-Römer

Director, German Centre of Gerontology, Berlin

PDF

PPT

Panelists

Mr. Joseph Troisi

Director of the Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Malta

PDF

Ms. Galina Poliakova

Turbota pro Litnih v Ukraini (Age Concern Ukraine)

PDF

Mrs. Sacramento Pinazo Hernandis

Professor in Social Psychology, Coordinator of social psychological research on ageing, Valencia University, Spain

PPT

Mrs. Lidija Kozarcanin

Republic Institute for Social Welfare, Serbia

PDF

Mrs. Aylin Çiftçi

Director General of Disabled and Elderly Services, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Turkey

PPT

PDF

Mr. Alexis Rinckenbach

Head of the European and International Affairs unit, Social Cohesion General Directorate, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, France

PPT

Third expert panel: Creating an enabling environment for health, independence and ageing in dignity

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Chairperson

Mr. Manfred Huber

Coordinator, Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term care, Regional Office for Europe, WHO, Copenhagen

Rapporteur

Mrs. Saodat Kamalova

Director, Central Asian Gerontological Centre, Tajikistan

RUS

ENG

Keynote Speaker

Mrs. Susanne Iwarsson

Professor at the Lund University, Sweden

PPT

PDF

Panelists

Ms. Olga Mikhailova

Executive Director, Saint-Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology

PPT

Mr. Dirk Jarré

EURAG, NGO Forum coordinator

PDF

Mr. Dieter Hackler

Director General, Department for Senior Citizens, Welfare and Engagement Policies, Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Women, Seniors Citizens and Youth, Germany

PDF

Mr. Edwin Walker

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, United States

PDF

Mrs. Reeli Sirotkina

Chief specialist, Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

PDF

Ms. Nadezhda Uskova

Deputy Director of the Department of Demographic Policy and Social Protection, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Russian Federation

PDF

Panel discussion between Ministers and Civil Society representatives

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Chairperson

Ms. Ursula Lehr

Chairperson of the German Federal Head Organisation of Senior Citizens' Organizations

Rapporteur

Mrs. Marja Vaarama

Director of the National Institute on Health and Welfare, Finland

PDF

Keynote Speakers

Ms. Irene Hoskins

President of International Federation on Ageing 2006-2012

PDF

Mr. Lloyd Russell- Moyle

Board Member, European Youth Forum

PDF

Panelists

Mrs. Sotiroula Charalambous

Minister of Labour and social insurance, Cyprus (EU Presidency)

PDF

Mr. Davor Dominkus
on behalf of
Mrs. Patricia Čular

State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Family and Social affairs, Slovenia

PDF

Representatives of Civil Society

Mrs. Anne-Sophie Parent

Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe

PDF

Mrs. Hilde Hawlicek

Austrian Council of Senior Citizens Organisations

PDF

Ms. Jenny Beekmann

Author of "Silence between Generations ? Characteristics and determinants of intergenerational communication processes between young and older persons"

PDF

First Ministerial Panel

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Chairperson

Ms. Kathy Greenlee

Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, United States

Rapporteur

Mr. Andres Vikat

Chief of Social and Demographic Statistics, UNECE

PDF

Keynote Speaker

Mr. László Andor

EU-Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

PDF

Ministers

Mrs. Alice Wong

Minister of State (Seniors), Canada

PDF

Mr. Ján Richter

Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, Slovakia

PDF

Mr. Totyu Mladenov

Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Bulgaria

PDF

Mr. Artem Asatryan

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Armenia

PDF

Mr. Donatas Jankauskas

Minister of Social Security and Labour, Lithuania

PDF

Mrs. Michèle Delaunay

Deputy Minister in charge of the Elderly and of Autonomy, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, France

PDF

Mrs. Marianna Shchotkina

Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Belarus

PDF

Second Ministerial Panel

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Chairperson

Mrs. Marlies Veldhuijzen van Zanten-Hyllner

State Secretary, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Netherlands

PDF

Rapporteur

Mr. Igor Tomeš

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

PDF

Ministers

Mr. Dieter Hackler
on behalf of Mr. Herman Kues

Parliamentary Secretary of State within the Federal Ministry of Family, Women, Senior Citizens and Youth, Germany

PDF

Mr. Henrik Kjellberg
on behalf of
Ms. Maria Larsson

Minister for Children and the Elderly, Sweden

PDF

Mrs. Valentina Buliga

Minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family, Republic of Moldova

PDF

Mr. Alexey Vovchenko

Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Russian Federation

PDF

Mrs. Renate Müssner

Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Liechtenstein

PDF

Ms. Kathy Greenlee

Administrator and  Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, United States

PDF

UN representative

Mr. Werner Haug

Director, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

PDF

Statements from the floor

Ms. Brankica Jankovic

State Secretary for Family Care and Social Protection, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy, Serbia

PDF

COMPILATION OF ABSTRACTS

 

COMPILATIONS OF ABSTRACTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNECE Weekly (special edition) (PDF)

UNECE Press Release: UNECE Ministerial Conference concludes with commitment to meet the individual and societal challenges triggered by population ageing (20 September 2012) (PDF)

UNECE Press Release: UNECE region reports progress in meeting the needs of an increasingly ageing population, but challenges remain (19 September 2012) (PDF)

UNECE Press Release: UNECE Ministerial Conference will discuss strategies to foster Active Ageing (14 September 2012) (PDF)

Vitalia Gaucaite Wittich Population Unit Chief at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, joins Dukascopy TV journalist Navjeet Grewal to discuss population ageing ahead of the ministerial conference to be held in Vienna next week, 18-20 September.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb6TlghhTrI

"Population in Europe is ageing". UNECE Executive Secretary Sven Alkalaj identifies some of the challenges the ageing population poses (United Nations Radio)
http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2012/09/population-in-europe-is-ageing-says-un-official/

"Vieillissement: le plaidoyer de la Conférence de Vienne en faveur de l'émergence d'une société pour tous les âges. Interview de Vivianne Brunne, membre de l'unité Population de la CEE-ONU, jointe par Florence Westergard - Radio des Nations Unies)
http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/french/2012/09/vieillissement-le-plaidoyer-de-la-conference-de-vienne-en-faveur-de-lemerge-dune-societe-pour-tous-les-ages/

В Армении и Украине думают о стариках (In Armenia and Ukraine they are thinking about their older people) - Paдиo OOH -
http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/russian/archives/121474/

В Вене обсудят проблемы старения (Discussing problems of ageing in Vienna) - Paдиo OOH -
http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/russian/archives/121184/

UNECE Ministerial conference in pictures
http://www.bmask.gv.at/site/Presse/Pressefotos/


Austrian press releases (in German)

http://www.bmask.gv.at/site/Presse/Presseaussendungen/Hundstorfer_Keine_Generation_kann_auf_Kosten_der_anderen_leben

http://www.bmask.gv.at/site/Presse/Presseaussendungen/UNECE_Konferenz_Hundstorfer_Moderne_Alternspolitik_anerkennt_aeltere_Menschen_als_gleichberechtigte_Partner

http://www.bmask.gv.at/site/Presse/Presseaussendungen/UNECE_Konferenz_Hundstorfer_bilaterale_Treffen_zu_Arbeitsmarkt_Pensionen_und_Sozialschutz

http://www.bmask.gv.at/site/Presse/Presseaussendungen/UNECE_Konferenz_Hundstorfer_Wiener_Ministererklaerung_2012_Meilenstein_einer_neuen_Generationenpolitik

http://www.bmask.gv.at/site/Presse/Presseaussendungen/Hundstorfer_Umfassende_Angebote_fuer_Menschen_mit_demenziellen_Erkrankungen_und_deren_Angehoerige


Statement
made by Ms. Erika Winkler, Deputy Director, Ageing, Population and Volunteering Policies Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, at the 50th Session of the Commission for Social Development, 1 to 10 February 2012.

UNECE Press Release: Policy Brief on Active Ageing (30 July - 24 August 2012) (PDF)

UNECE Press  Release: Call for proposals: Good practices in policymaking on ageing - open until 30 May 2012 (PDF)

UNECE Press Release: Good health adds life to years – UNECE joins celebration of World Health Day on 7 April (PDF)

UNECE Press Release: Active ageing and solidarity between generations: European year opens as UNECE gears up for Ministerial Conference in September 2012 (PDF)

UNFPA's 7 Billion Actions Initiative: http://7billionactions.org/organization/1178-united-nations-economic-commission-for-europe-unece

 

UNECE RESEARCH FORUM ON AGEING
(Tuesday 18 September 2012)


The Research Forum on Ageing will be conducted on 18 September 2012 in Vienna, Austria, during the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (18-20 September, 2012).

Programme of the Research Forum

Vienna Research Forum Statement : ENG  /  SRB  /  BRG  / ESP /

 

Goal

The overall goal of the Forum is to promote the evidence informed policy on ageing through enhancing the collaboration between researchers and policy experts from government, legislature, and civil society. The Forum will aim at advancing the UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (UNECE RIS/MIPAA) during the third implementation cycle 2013-2017.

Tasks

The participants will review the present status and outline future perspectives of developing, implementing and monitoring the evidence informed policy on ageing in the UNECE region.

The work of the Forum will be linked to the deliberations of the Ministerial Conference in order to connect policy and research and promote synergistic collaboration between the major stakeholders in policy action on ageing.

The Forum will help to translate the research findings into policy options. It will also provide a “bridge” between the Western and Eastern European, Caucasian and the Central Asian countries for sharing the experiences in evidence informed policy actions on ageing. The Forum will facilitate the development of national research and policy making capacity in the area of ageing.

Expected outcome

At its conclusion, the Forum will produce a brief statement (viz. declaration) highlighting its deliberations and recommendations. The declaration will be presented to the Ministerial Conference during its ministerial segment on 20 September.

Administration

The Forum will be organized and conducted under the patronage of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, the European Commission, and in cooperation with the Secretariat of the UNECE.

 

 

UNECE NGO FORUM ON AGEING
(Tuesday 18 September 2012)

The NGO Forum on Ageing, on Tuesday 18 September 2012 in Vienna, is considered as an integral part of the Ministerial Conference on Ageing of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, 19-20 September 2012. This important conference, bringing together the 56 member states of the UNECE, addresses the topic “Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing”. Civil society, in particular NGOs engaged in the field of ageing related policies, representing older people in society or providing services for these persons, will play a major role in this conference – as speakers and experts on the panels, as discussants and through the NGO Political Declaration which they will present during the second day of the conference.

Description

Programme : ENG - DEU

NGO Political Declaration : ENG  /  SRB  /  ESP  /  BRG  /  UZB  /  UKR

 

 

POSTER EXHIBITION

 

Country

Title

UNECE

Poster exhibition: good practices from the UNECE region

PDF

Armenia

Road Map for Mainstreaming Ageing

PDF

Austria

"Health has no age" - Pilot project for development of residential care homes into health promoting settings in Vienna

PDF

Austria

Fit2work

PDF

Austria

Ageing is a dance on uneven ground

PDF

Austria

How to recognize and counteract violence against older people

PDF

Austria

Living like at home - National quality certificate for old age and nursing homes in Austria

PDF

Austria

Fit2work

PDF

Austria

Grade label NESTOR GOLD

PDF

Austria

Sustainable Learning in the Community

PDF

Austria

Styrian Intergenerational Week

PDF

Bulgaria

"Green Garden" Project

PDF

Czech Republic

Strategy of age management

PDF

Germany

BAGSO project "In form" Ageing fit - Supporting healthy lifestyles

PDF

Greece

Exercise in old age

PDF

Greece

Promoting a society with all ages - Capacity building

PDF

Kyrgyzstan

The right to life without violence in old age

PDF

Norway

Retaining senior competence - Siemens AS

PDF

Norway

Senior policy measures at St. Olav's Hospital - University Hospital of Trondheim

PDF

Serbia

Older people's self-help groups

PDF

Serbia

Some sport, some fun - get involved

PDF

Slovak Republic

We are glad to see you, we enjoy being together

PDF

Slovenia

Let's dance ! Folk dance heritage - Bridge between generations

PDF

Slovenia

SoGrap - Social Gradiant potential in reducing health inequalities in the elderly

PDF

Ukraine

Preventing elder abuse in Ukraine (EIDHR programme)

PDF

USA

Alzheimer's raises questions

PDF

Eurofound

Living longer, working better - active ageing in  Europe

PDF

EWA

"European Women in Older Age" supported by EU Lifelong Learning Programme

PDF

INPEA

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PDF