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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


TIMEAGENDA ITEM
8.00 am - 9.30 amAccreditation & Registration
9.30 am - 10.10 amOpening of the Conference, adoption of the agenda, election of Chair
10.10 am - 10.35 amOverview of the ageing situation in the UNECE Region
10.35 am - 10.45 amBrief on global progress of MIPAA implementation, 2007-2012
10.45 am - 11.15 amCoffee break
11.15 am - 1.00 pm

First Panel discussion:

Promoting longer working life and maintaining work ability

1.00 pm - 2.30 pmLunch, 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 pmCoffee 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

TIMEAGENDA ITEM
9.00 am - 9.30 amOpening of the ministerial segment, election of Chair
9.30 am - 9.40 amSetting 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 amPress Conference
11:15 am - 11:45 amCoffee Break
11.45 am - 12.00 amPresentation 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 pmLunch, 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 pmAdoption of the Ministerial Declaration 2012
4.50 pm - 5.00 pmClosing: Chairperson's summary, closing statements
5.00 pmFarewell

 

SIDE EVENT

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Presenting preliminary results of the Active Ageing Index

(Venue : Aula Lounge, ground floor)

Document Title ENGFRERUS
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Annotated Provisional agenda

ECE/AC.30/2012/1

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

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

PDFPDFPDF

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

PDFPDFPDF

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

ECE/AC.30/2012/5

PDFPDFPDF
Synthesis report on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in the UNECE region: Full report with annex tablesPDF
Fact Sheet: Active AgeingPDF
Ensuring a society of all ages "From policy declaration to action" - Promoting the implementation of the outcome of the UNECE Ministerial Conference on AgeingPDF
List of participantsPDF
Contributions
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Report on the 2nd Cycle of Review and appraisal of MIPAA/RISVitalija Gaucaite-Wittich,
Chief, UNECE Population Unit
PDF
First expert panel: Promoting longer working life and maintaining workability
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ChairpersonMr. Bernd MarinDirector, European Center for Social Welfare Policy and Research
RapporteurMr. Robert AndersonEuropean Foundation for the improvement of working and living conditions, Dublin, IrelandPDF
Keynote SpeakerMr. José Manuel Salazar-XirinachsExecutive Director of the Employment Sector, International Labour OrganisationPPT
Panelists
Mr. Juhani IlmarinenEmeritus Professor at Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, HelsinkiPDF
PPT
Mrs. Irene KloimüllerAustrian Scientist and Coordinator of the Austrian Programme "Fit for the future - maintaining workabilityPDF
Ms. Renate Hornung-
Draus
Vice-President of the International Organisation of Employers and Managing Director of the Confederation of German EmployersPDF
Ms. Nazgul Asangojoeva- BaekovaHelpage International, KyrgyzstanPPT
Werner ThumInternational Trade Union ConfederationPDF
Mr. Guy MorissetteDirector, Senior Policy, Human Resources and Skills development, CanadaPPT
Mr. Bjørn HalvorsenSpecial Adviser, Ministry of Labour, NorwayPPT
Mr. Niclas JacobsonDirector, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, SwedenPPT
Second expert panel: Participation, non-discrimination and social inclusion of older persons
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ChairpersonMrs. Noreen SibaManaging Director, International Longevity Center, UK
RapporteurMrs. Ela L. LibanovaDirector, Institute for Demography and Social Studies, Ukraine

RUS

ENG

Keynote SpeakerMr. Clemens Tesch-RömerDirector, German Centre of Gerontology, BerlinPDF

PPT

Panelists
Mr. Joseph TroisiDirector of the Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of MaltaPDF
Ms. Galina PoliakovaTurbota pro Litnih v Ukraini (Age Concern Ukraine)PDF
Mrs. Sacramento Pinazo HernandisProfessor in Social Psychology, Coordinator of social psychological research on ageing, Valencia University, SpainPPT
Mrs. Lidija KozarcaninRepublic Institute for Social Welfare, SerbiaPDF
Mrs. Aylin ÇiftçiDirector General of Disabled and Elderly Services, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Turkey

PPT

PDF

Mr. Alexis RinckenbachHead of the European and International Affairs unit, Social Cohesion General Directorate, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, FrancePPT
Third expert panel: Creating an enabling environment for health, independence and ageing in dignity
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ChairpersonMr. Manfred HuberCoordinator, Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term care, Regional Office for Europe, WHO, Copenhagen
RapporteurMrs. Saodat KamalovaDirector, Central Asian Gerontological Centre, Tajikistan

RUS

ENG

Keynote SpeakerMrs. Susanne IwarssonProfessor at the Lund University, Sweden

PPT

PDF

Panelists
Ms. Olga MikhailovaExecutive Director, Saint-Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and GerontologyPPT
Mr. Dirk JarréEURAG, NGO Forum coordinatorPDF
Mr. Dieter HacklerDirector General, Department for Senior Citizens, Welfare and Engagement Policies, Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Women, Seniors Citizens and Youth, GermanyPDF
Mr. Edwin WalkerDeputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, United StatesPDF
Mrs. Reeli SirotkinaChief specialist, Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Social Affairs, EstoniaPDF
Ms. Nadezhda UskovaDeputy Director of the Department of Demographic Policy and Social Protection, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Russian FederationPDF
Panel discussion between Ministers and Civil Society representatives
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ChairpersonMs. Ursula LehrChairperson of the German Federal Head Organisation of Senior Citizens' Organizations
RapporteurMrs. Marja VaaramaDirector of the National Institute on Health and Welfare, FinlandPDF
Keynote SpeakersMs. Irene HoskinsPresident of International Federation on Ageing 2006-2012PDF
Mr. Lloyd Russell- MoyleBoard Member, European Youth ForumPDF
Panelists
Mrs. Sotiroula CharalambousMinister 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, SloveniaPDF
Representatives of Civil Society
Mrs. Anne-Sophie ParentSecretary General, AGE Platform EuropePDF
Mrs. Hilde HawlicekAustrian Council of Senior Citizens OrganisationsPDF
Ms. Jenny BeekmannAuthor of "Silence between Generations ? Characteristics and determinants of intergenerational communication processes between young and older persons"PDF
First Ministerial Panel
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ChairpersonMs. Kathy GreenleeAdministrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, United States
RapporteurMr. Andres VikatChief of Social and Demographic Statistics, UNECEPDF
Keynote SpeakerMr. László AndorEU-Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and InclusionPDF
Ministers
Mrs. Alice WongMinister of State (Seniors), CanadaPDF
Mr. Ján RichterMinister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, SlovakiaPDF
Mr. Totyu MladenovMinister of Labour and Social Policy, BulgariaPDF
Mr. Artem AsatryanMinister of Labour and Social Affairs, ArmeniaPDF
Mr. Donatas JankauskasMinister of Social Security and Labour, LithuaniaPDF
Mrs. Michèle DelaunayDeputy Minister in charge of the Elderly and of Autonomy, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, FrancePDF
Mrs. Marianna ShchotkinaMinister of Labour and Social Protection, Belarus PDF
Second Ministerial Panel
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ChairpersonMrs. Marlies Veldhuijzen van Zanten-HyllnerState Secretary, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, NetherlandsPDF
RapporteurMr. Igor TomešCharles University, Prague, Czech RepublicPDF
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, GermanyPDF
Mr. Henrik Kjellberg
on behalf of
Ms. Maria Larsson
Minister for Children and the Elderly, SwedenPDF
Mrs. Valentina BuligaMinister of Labour, Social Protection and Family, Republic of MoldovaPDF
Mr. Alexey VovchenkoDeputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Russian FederationPDF
Mrs. Renate MüssnerMinister for Health and Social Affairs, LiechtensteinPDF
Ms. Kathy GreenleeAdministrator and  Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, United StatesPDF
UN representative
Mr. Werner HaugDirector, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional OfficePDF
Statements from the floor
Ms. Brankica JankovicState Secretary for Family Care and Social Protection, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy, SerbiaPDF

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

 

CountryTitle
UNECEPoster exhibition: good practices from the UNECE regionPDF
ArmeniaRoad Map for Mainstreaming AgeingPDF
Austria"Health has no age" - Pilot project for development of residential care homes into health promoting settings in ViennaPDF
AustriaFit2workPDF
AustriaAgeing is a dance on uneven groundPDF
AustriaHow to recognize and counteract violence against older peoplePDF
AustriaLiving like at home - National quality certificate for old age and nursing homes in AustriaPDF
AustriaFit2workPDF
AustriaGrade label NESTOR GOLDPDF
AustriaSustainable Learning in the CommunityPDF
AustriaStyrian Intergenerational WeekPDF
Bulgaria"Green Garden" ProjectPDF
Czech RepublicStrategy of age managementPDF
GermanyBAGSO project "In form" Ageing fit - Supporting healthy lifestylesPDF
GreeceExercise in old agePDF
GreecePromoting a society with all ages - Capacity buildingPDF
KyrgyzstanThe right to life without violence in old agePDF
NorwayRetaining senior competence - Siemens ASPDF
NorwaySenior policy measures at St. Olav's Hospital - University Hospital of TrondheimPDF
SerbiaOlder people's self-help groupsPDF
SerbiaSome sport, some fun - get involvedPDF
Slovak RepublicWe are glad to see you, we enjoy being togetherPDF
SloveniaLet's dance ! Folk dance heritage - Bridge between generationsPDF
SloveniaSoGrap - Social Gradiant potential in reducing health inequalities in the elderlyPDF
UkrainePreventing elder abuse in Ukraine (EIDHR programme)PDF
USAAlzheimer's raises questionsPDF
EurofoundLiving longer, working better - active ageing in  EuropePDF
EWA"European Women in Older Age" supported by EU Lifelong Learning ProgrammePDF
INPEAWorld Elder Abuse Awareness DayPDF