Upcoming events

25 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

This conference is the annual event of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) with the main aim to show evidence and opportunities on two key issues (how the current commitments and targets of EIP AHA can contribute to social and economic growth and jobs, and, how to scale up innovation within the care systems in response to the demographic challenge). A major input to this high level debate will be the evidence collected from the Reference Sites and the first outcomes of the EIP-AHA where six large scale actions have been launched in November 2012.

More than 500 participants are expected, including national and regional authorities, health and social care professionals, industry, insurers and NGOs.

In case if you are interested, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as the conference is by invitation.

Additional information, the draft agenda and the link to “Reference Sites” is available at  http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/.

27 – 29 November 2013, Vienna, Austria
Health, Education and retirement over Prolonged Life Cycle

For a large part of humanity, the last decades have brought an unprecedented increase in healthy life expectancy. This raises questions about how the longer life expectancy has been shaped by and will shape individual behaviour over the life cycle. Although a welcome development, the increase in life expectancy poses policy challenges for social security and the cohesion of society given that social groups benefit from a longer life to a varying extent. This conference invites researchers from all social sciences to present work on the individual and social causes and consequences of a prolonged life cycle at both the micro and macro levels. Empirical and theoretical papers as well as overviews are welcome by 30 June 2013 by sending 1-page abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the topics of interest and the programme, follow http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/hero/.

5 – 6 December 2013, Berlin, Germany
Regions particularly affected by demographic change

The working group “cities and regions” of the German Society for Demography is planning a meeting on the topic of “regions particularly affected by demographic change”. The workshop will be held in German language. 

For the registration, please send your name, organization you are working for as well as you contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., but no later than till 30 November 2013. The draft agenda is available in German at http://www.demographie-online.de/

5 – 6 December 2013, Vienna, Austria
2nd Annual Stakeholder Conference of Priority Area 9 "People and Skills"

The second annual conference of the Priority Area 9 "People and Skills"/ EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) will convene a variety of actors in the fields of education and labour market policy from all over the Danube Region, the European Commission and intergovernmental organisations by making use of innovative methods of organisation development. It follows the successful first Stakeholder Conference which was held on 13-14 June 2012 in Vienna and will be organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.

The participation in this event is free of charge and upon invitation only. For more information, check the event website.  

10 – 11 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium
2nd Innovation Convention

The first edition of the Innovation Convention was described by a leading technology website as “a creative collusion of some of the world’s brightest people from across all sectors involved in research, innovation and science”. This second edition, which will take place in SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, will be even bigger with over 2000 participants.

The Convention will take place under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, and will feature inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds. This event is targeted at all involved in innovation, from the worlds of research and business to those involved in policy making and funding innovation. The Convention will provide an opportunity to: engage in and contribute to the innovation debate with business leaders, top researchers and high-level policy makers; network and share experiences with your peers; and gain inspiration from world-renowned speakers and great innovation showcases.

Free registration will open at the end of November 2013 and it is advised to follow the convention website.

10 – 12 April 2014, Galway, Ireland
8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology “Meaning and Culture(s): Exploring the Life Course”

This conference, organized in Galway, aims to deepen empirical, theoretical and reflective approaches to the field of cultural gerontology. It will explore ways in which practices and interpretations shape the experience of ageing, making its impacts more or less habitable and offering resources that human beings can shape and change. The creation and experience of meaning during the life course is a central feature of this topic. Equally, it will be important to challenge social processes connected with ageing that promote exclusion and inequality, and the narratives that support or excuse them.

Detailed information about the conference as well as about the registration fees (150 – 250 EUR) are available at http://www.conference.ie/.

6 – 10 April 2014, Sochi, Russia
3rd International Conference “Genetics of Ageing and Longevity”

The event is held by the “Science for Life Extension” Foundation and the Institute of Biology of Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Science. With this conference (being held once in two years), it is the fourth time for it to happen and the third time to be international. As a result of the previous conference in 2012, this conference has become the central discussing board of longevity and ageing issues in Russia, uniting the field’s leading scientists from all over the world. Having received a wide international recognition, it has become a must-see point in longevity science agenda.

The 2014 Conference will bring together some of the most well-known scientists and representatives of the world’s leading longevity laboratories and institutions from the US, Europe, Russia and Asia. Experts, business representatives, public figures and national, local authorities will join together to discuss fundamental science as well as more practical applied science issues. Along with the unique scientific content, round tables and informal meetings with world’s leading experts will be held, giving everyone a chance to discuss a large variety of questions, including investment opportunities in the field of slowing ageing and treating age-related diseases.

For more information about the programme, registration and fees, please consult the conference website.

25 – 28 June 2014, Budapest, Hungary
European Population Conference 2014 “Transitions: Opportunities and Threats”

The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) together with the Demographic Research Institute (DRI) organizes the European Population Conference 2014, which will be held at the premises of the Corvinus University in the capital of Hungary, in Budapest.

EPC2014 is a general scientific conference in population studies focusing on “Transitions: Opportunities and Threats,” and includes parallel scientific sessions, plenary and poster sessions, side meetings and exhibitions. The call for papers was closed on 15 November 2013, nevertheless the on-line registration (registration fees from 75 – 400 EUR) will be open soon. 

Detailed information about the EPC2014 in Budapest is available at the conference website.

10 – 13 June 2014, Hyderabad, India
12th International Federation on Ageing Global Conference

The 12th International Federation on Ageing Global Conference is co-organised by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and the Heritage Foundation with the focus on “Health, Security and Community”.  The primary goal of this event is to establish a discourse and stimulate policy related to these three themes. Addressing the needs of a rapidly ageing population within this realm of the globe, and the entire globe more generally, is pertinent.

More information about the themes and logistics is provided on IFA website.

1 – 2 July 2014, Vienna, Austria
CENTRAL EUROPE Annual Conference 2014

The Annual Conference of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme will introduce future funding priorities and possibilities in CENTRAL EUROPE and discuss it with key decision makers from the regional, the national, and the European level. Additionally, 124 transnational projects implemented since 2007 will be presented providing a bridge to the upcoming priorities of the CENTRAL EUROPE 2014-2020 Programme. The conference will also function as a forum for finding project partners related to the first call for proposals, which is expected to open in autumn 2014.

The conference is targeted at public and private stakeholders interested in either achievements of territorial cooperation in central Europe or in working with partners beyond national borders on innovation, low-carbon economy, the environment and culture or transport.

The registration for the Annual Conference will open on the CENTRAL EUROPE programme website in April 2014.

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