Age Friendly Cities: Participation and Well-being of Older People

A really special event: the university community and the city will meet to share different views on this social challenge and to learn about inspiring practices implemented in Istanbul, Liege, Rotterdam and Bochum for the co-creation of solutions.

Koc University, University of Liege, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Ruhr University Bochum are organizing a UNIC CityLabs Virtual Meeting Platform on “Age Friendly Cities: Participation and Well-being of Older People”. The session will be held on 8th December from 12.00 to 14.30 (Istanbul Time) (10:00-12:30 CET). The university community and the city will meet to share different views on this important social challenge and to learn about inspiring practices implemented in Istanbul, Liege, Rotterdam and Bochum for the co-creation of solutions to this common challenge.


Program of the Panel

12:00-12:10 Welcome and Introduction

12.10-12:50 A sustainable care model for older individuals


Questions: How can we have a better care model which is more democratic and inclusive? A care model involves access, ability, opportunity, capacity and referral to existing care practices and facilities, both in terms of health care and social care. In addition, to what extent do we prioritize ethics of care?


  • Başak Akkan, Bilgi University
  • Zelal Yalçın, İPA Social Policy Center Coordinator (TBC)


12:50-13:30 Digital competency, inclusivity in public space and use of technology 

What can we do to enhance digital competency of older individuals? How can we combat digital inequalities? How can we increase digital inclusion of older persons?

  • Dr. Sebastian Merkel, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Gülüstü Salur, 65+ Elder Rights Association, Founder and Member of Board of Directors


13:30-14:10 Age inclusive public spaces: best practices from post-industrial cities     

Questions: From gathering spaces to public parks, buildings they enter in their everyday life, how cities evolve and adapt to aging populations? Research, data, best practices, city examples and experiences are welcome.

  • Dr. Catherine Elsen, University of Liège
  • Warsha Jagroep, PhD Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam


14:10-14:20 Wrap up




Get the chance to participate in future international UNIC activities in 2023 in UNIC cities (Rotterdam, Zagreb, Bochum, Cork, Deusto, Liège, Oulu, Łódź, Malmö) with your participation certificate.


Please click for registration:

To register visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RczPRNuwj1Z5aAvFDc35548yp9lF3pZW5QeBlmH2ZNQ/edit
To download the PROGRAM in PDF, click here.
Language of the VMP will be English.


The event will take place on December 8th, at 12.00-14.30 (Istanbul Time) (10:00-12:30 CET) via Zoom.

 


About UNIC Virtual Meeting Platforms

The European University of Post-Industrial CitiesUNIC – is an alliance of ten universities in post-industrial cities which all face similar challenges and opportunities in terms of mobility, inclusion and diversity. To contribute to the urban resilience and renaissance of post-industrial cities, we establish UNIC CityLabs and UNIC Virtual Meeting Platforms (VMPs)


As part of UNIC, UNIC Pop-Up CityLabs VMPs, are physical and virtual urban meeting places, where UNIC students, researchers and educators meet UNIC’s associate partners, local communities and stakeholders face to face to co-create innovative solutions to real-life societal challenges where they occur.


Within this context, the VMP will be organized on December 8th 12.00-14.30 (Istanbul Time) on the theme of “Age Friendly Cities: Participation and Well-being of Older People” where we will discuss the solutions, best practices and good examples for Age Friendly Cities.  


Our ambition is to eradicate the strict borders between university and city to develop relevant solutions for pressing issues as well as provide students with a learning experience that is connected to and rooted in the actual challenges experienced in urban contexts. That is why: you’re invited to be part of it!

 

When?

December 8th, at 12.00-14.30 (Istanbul Time) (10:00-12:30 CET) via Zoom


How to register?

To register visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RczPRNuwj1Z5aAvFDc35548yp9lF3pZW5QeBlmH2ZNQ/edit

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