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RETIRING INTO ACTIONRETIRING INTO ACTION
University of EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh
28-29 June 201228-29 June 2012
Bri...
A two-day round-table event to :-
• Identify positive approaches to promote active
citizenship by older people
• Share evi...
Context –
• 2011 European Year of Volunteering
• 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and
Solidarity between Generations
• ...
Programme
• Day 1 – share the evidence, setting the
context and themes
• Day 2 – agree a strategy for outcomes
and future ...
Participants from Europe and UK in a
programme of individual
contributions and small group
activities
• Practitioners and ...
Outline programme
Scottish Parliament visit,
Voice, choice and control Prof Charlotte
Clarke,
Economic and Societal Dimens...
Reflections from 2 volunteers,
Why encourage Participation and
Citizenship?
Tom Wakeford, Univ of Edinburgh
Scottish Conte...
Key findings
• Do we know how we want to age - as
individuals, and as a society?
• We need to employ good methodologies
to...
Themes for future work
• Develop a smart economic model that factors
in older people’s contribution to the economy
• Use t...
Questions
• How does this relate to your setting?
• What does this experience teach us?
• How would you anticipate the nex...
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  1. 1. RETIRING INTO ACTIONRETIRING INTO ACTION University of EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh 28-29 June 201228-29 June 2012 Brid CullenBrid Cullen
  2. 2. A two-day round-table event to :- • Identify positive approaches to promote active citizenship by older people • Share evidence of positive outcomes for older people and communities • Establish a shared language • Identify gaps and areas where capacity needs to be addressed • Develop an action plan to address these issues.
  3. 3. Context – • 2011 European Year of Volunteering • 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations • 2013 European Year of Active Citizenship
  4. 4. Programme • Day 1 – share the evidence, setting the context and themes • Day 2 – agree a strategy for outcomes and future action • Produce a Report with Recommendations
  5. 5. Participants from Europe and UK in a programme of individual contributions and small group activities • Practitioners and policy-makers • Older people and researchers • Zivot90, Dane Age, Age UK, Age Platform Europe, vol orgs, NHS, Local Authorities
  6. 6. Outline programme Scottish Parliament visit, Voice, choice and control Prof Charlotte Clarke, Economic and Societal Dimensions of Active Ageing, Prof Michael Smyth, Univ of Ulster and President of Economic and Monetary Union Section of the European Economic and Social Committee
  7. 7. Reflections from 2 volunteers, Why encourage Participation and Citizenship? Tom Wakeford, Univ of Edinburgh Scottish Context, Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Scottish Govt From passive recipients to active participants, Nick Andrews, Swansea Council, Wales Conclusions and next steps
  8. 8. Key findings • Do we know how we want to age - as individuals, and as a society? • We need to employ good methodologies to really hear older people’s voices • Learn from others, and share the learning! • Political structures and organisational models need to join up the dots of policy and strategy
  9. 9. Themes for future work • Develop a smart economic model that factors in older people’s contribution to the economy • Use this to inform decisions, and challenge stereotyped images • Contrasting perspectives are problematic – economic/research/participatory/government. How do we make sense of this factor? • Use Horizon 2020 EU research funding, using FUTURAGE road map
  10. 10. Questions • How does this relate to your setting? • What does this experience teach us? • How would you anticipate the next steps?

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