15-16 May 2012

First Day, 15th of May
Van Maerlant BuildingRoom VM3 - 2nd floor 2, rue Van Maerlant, Brussels

First session
9:15 – 9:45

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:45
Opening remarks

Chairman’s opening remarks: Antonio Gaudioso, Cittadinanzattiva
Institutional opening remarks:
Paola Testori Coggi, Director General, DG for Health and Consumers, EU Commission
Gianni Pittella, Vice-President, European Parliament
Gunta Anca, Group III, European Economic and Social Committee

10:45 – 11:45
Keynote presentations:  

“A European overview on Active Ageing and the health”

Chairman:                        Filip Gerovski, CRPRC Studiorum

“Elderly participation in European Health policy and Patients’ Rights”,

Teresa Petrangolini, Active Citizenship Network

NGOs experiences and Best practices:
Adrian Bawtree,  Sing for your life, UK
Irina Ilieva, Alzheimer Bulgaria
Nynke Wilbrink, CSO,Nederlands
Federico Boccaletti,Anziani e non solo, Italy
Mary Bolger, Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Manuel Serrano, Education Health and Society Foundation, Spain

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30
Roundtable Discussion:

“European Stakeholders’ debate on the role of ageing patients”

Chairman                         Filip Gerovski, CRPRC Studiorum

Opening speech:                 AntonyaParvanova, Alde, European Parliament

Planned speeches:
Francesca Cerreta,European Medicines Agency
Birgit Beger, Standing Committee of European Doctors
Joop van Griensven, Pain Alliance Europe
Amanda Worpole, European Federation of Neurological Associations
Pascal Garel, European Hospital and Healthcare Federation
Alexander Roediger, Director European Union Affairs MSD

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

Second Session


Chairwoman Nicola Bedlington, European Patients Forum

Session introductory presentation“Active  ageing into practice! Experiences of civic engagement in health policies”Alessio Terzi, Cittadinanzattiva

NGOs experiences and Best practices:
Sue Warr, Dorset County CouncilUK
Mariella Ursini, Umbria Region, Italy
Tatiana Nunes,  Alzheimer Portugal
Elisabeth Dispaux, Age Platform Europe

Workshops presentation:  “Aims and activities”,Antonella Nalli Active Citizenship Network

15:30 –18:00

Workshop 1 “On the public policies for the active involvement of ageing citizens in the health policy and in health care structures”
Coordinator:    Pim de Graaf, European Forum for Primary Care

Workshop 2 On the involvement of ageing citizens in community and civic organisations dealing with health”
Coordinator:   Philip Chircop, Malta Health Network

Workshop 3 “On the policies/initiatives aimed at empowering ageing patients and involving them in the managing of their disease”
                    Coordinator:   Barbara Coulson, Rutland Cab

18:30 – 19:30  Networking cocktail


Second Day, 16th of May
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences 29, rue Vautier B- 1000 Brussels


9.00 – 9.15 Welcome coffee

9:30 - 10:30  Presentation of the Recommendations and Participants’ commitment
   Chairman    Giovanni Moro, FONDACA

Plenary Debate: Reactions and comments on the Recommendations on the ageing involvement in health

12:00 – 12:30
Conclusion: Francesca Moccia, Paola Testori Coggi, Director General, DG for Health and Consumers, EU Commission

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