Program > February 4th Sessions


N.B. Programme subject to amendment


4 February 2020

Sessions 1

11.30 am – 1 pm

1.1 Housing and social life [WG1] 
    President: Agathe Gestin
    Moderation: Anne Labit

✓ Inclusion and life experience in old age: involvement in activities and services and changing relationship structures amongst independent pensioners living in shared accommodation
Melaine Cervera, University of Lorraine, 2L2S, France

✓ Co-residency with grandchildren and active ageing amongst the elderly in Chile
Maria Soledad Herrera, Raul Elgueta, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Institute of Sociology, Chile

✓ Just how inclusive is inclusive housing? The example of the residents of Résidences Services
Antoine Gerard, University of Tours, UMR Citeres, France

✓ “Living together at all ages, even in fragile situations”; the initial results of collaborative action research
Julien Aimé, Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Transformation of Educational and Social Practices (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Transformations des pratiques Éducatives et des pratiques Sociales, LIRTES); Cécile Rosenfelder, School for Advanced Studies in Public Health (École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, EHESP); Marion Villez, Paris-Est-Créteil Val-de-Marne University, LIRTES, France

1.2 VADA as a response to older people’s citizenship issues [WG2]
    President: Pierre-Olivier Lefebvre
    Moderation: Mario Paris

✓ When senior citizens reflect and take action on the conditions governing the involvement and representation of senior citizens within their regions – the case of the “Age-Friendly Community” (“Communauté amie des aînés”, CADA) in the Pays-de-Mormal (Nord Region, France)
Damien Vanneste, the Catholic University of Lille, HADéPaS, France

✓ Mons, Belgium: Wallonia’s 1st Age-Friendly City (Ville amie des Aînés, VADA), think tank on older citizens’ involvement in municipal policy
Geneviève Houioux, Hainaut Health Observatory (Observatoire de la Santé du Hainaut, OSH), Belgium

✓ Citizenship revisited through the prism of VADA approaches: issues and consequences.
Catherine Gucher, University of Grenoble-Alpes, Pacte, SFR Santé société, France

✓ Regions, social and spatial mobility and ageing. Different regions, different generations.
Olivier MassonMyriam LeleuRobert Grabczan, the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

1.3 Dying at a great age in a western context today.
1/ Living out one’s final days: what are the platforms for dialogue and choice? [

    President: Patrick Durivage
    Moderation: Pierre Moulin

✓ Escaping from suffering via a social bond: the concept of assisted dying
Marc-Antoine Berthod, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, HES-SO), Switzerland

✓ From anomie to fatalism: assisted suicide at the limits of inclusion
Alexandre Pillonel, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, HES-SO), Switzerland

✓ Dead silence? The experiences of elderly people in Switzerland struggling with end-of-life decisions
Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart, Christian Maggiori, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg University of Social Work (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, Haute école de travail social Fribourg, HES-SO, HETS-FR); Sylvie Lapierre, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR); Sabine Voélin, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, HES-SO), Geneva University of Social Work (Haute école de travail social Genève, HETS-GE), Switzerland

✓ Living out one’s final days in a residential home. The role of attachment in relation to the death of elderly residents
Aurélie Chopard-Dit-Jean, University of Lausanne, PRN LIVES, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Switzerland / Bourgogne- Franche-Comté University, Psychology Laboratory, MSHE Ledoux, France; Magalie Bonnet, University of Bourgogne- Franche-Comté, EA 3188 Psychology Laboratory; Dario Spini, University of Lausanne LIVES National Research Centre (Pôle de Recherche National), Switzerland; André Mariage, University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, EA 3188 Psychology Laboratory, France

1.4 Questions regarding the employment of senior citizens [WG8]
    President: Anne-Marie Guillemard
    Moderation: Elena Mascova

✓ Employment patterns of Russian elderly: active ageing or exclusion from labour market?
Anna CherviakovaElizaveta GorvatOksana Sinyavskaya, National Research University, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia

✓ Social Dialogue and Active Ageing: Lessons from Conversations with UK and European Employer and Trade Union Representatives.
Christopher Ball, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

✓ Considerations on the proposal of the observatory of active aging inside the state of São Paulo - Brazil 
Wilson José Alves Pedro, Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCar, Brazil

1.5 Vulnerability, health and advancing age within an African context [WG11]

    President: Ousseynou KA 
    Moderation: Enguerran Macia

✓ Improving the medico-social inclusion of the elderly in Burkina Faso’s urban environment: the Network for the Protection and Promotion of the Elderly (Réseau de protection et de promotion des personnes âgées) experiment
Blahima Konaté, Institute of Social Sciences/National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research (Institut des Sciences des Sociétés/Centre national de recherche scientifique et technologique, INSS/CNRST), Centre MURAZ; Abdramane Berthe, Achille Soulama, Lalla Berthe/Sanou, Maïmouna Sanou, Cécile Ouattara, Issiaka Bamba, Fatoumata Tou, Centre MURAZ, Burkina Faso

✓ The scope of the upstream transmission of health-related knowledge to the elderly by their descendants within the context of the modernisation of Burkina Faso’s health system
Cécile Ouattara, Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso

✓ A multilevel analysis of vulnerability and mortality amongst the elderly in Benin
Esperance Demate, University of Parakou, Benin

✓ Ageing within an institution in the Maghreb: exclusion that reflects lifelong vulnerability?
Muriel Sajoux, University of Tours, CITERES, France; Mohammed Amar, Meknes National School of Agriculture, Morocco; Karima Bouaziz, University of Algiers 2, Faculty of Social Sciences, Algeria; Lassaad Labidi, University of Carthage (INTES), Tunisia

1.6 ROUND TABLE Human rights, advancing age, and obstacles to the exercise of rights and social inclusion

    President: Jean-Pierre Aquino
    Moderation: François Blanchard

✓ Natural and artificial obstacles
François Blanchard, French-speaking Association for Human Rights for the Elderly (Association francophone des Droits de l’Homme Âgé), France

✓ The relativity of the concept of age
Robert Moulias, Age, Rights and Freedom Commission (Commission Âge, Droits, Liberté, SFGG); Scientific Council, Federation Against Abuse (Conseil Scientifique, Fédération contre les maltraitances), France

✓ Universal rights or specific rights
Valérian Boudjemadi, University of Strasbourg, Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, France



Sessions 2

2.30 pm – 4 pm


2.1 Living differently: what are the tensions? [WG1]

    President: Anne-Bérénice Simzac
    Moderation: Cloé Pillot

✓ Under what conditions could sheltered accommodation constitute a model for sustainable and inclusive housing?
Marion Droz MendelzweigMaria Grazia Bedin, La Source Institute and University of Health (Institut et Haute École de la Santé La Source)(HES-SO), Switzerland

✓ The inclusive society, advancing age and living alone. Reflections on the experience of “ageing alone”
Michèle Charpentier, UQAM Research Chair in Ageing and Citizen Diversity; Maryse Soulières, Laurie Kirouac, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

✓ Some practical limits within the principle of inclusion. The example of an inclusive support system for the dependent elderly
Noémie RapegnoCécile Rosenfelder, School for Advanced Studies in Public Health (École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, EHESP), France

✓ Housing for older people: challenges and opportunities for age-friendly municipalities in Quebec
Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard, Suzanne Garon, Christyne Lavoie, François Racicot-Lanoue, University of Sherbrooke, Centre for Research on Ageing, CIUSSS de l'Estrie – CHUS; Mario Paris, University of Moncton, Canada


2.2 Regions for ageing?[WG2]

    President: Sébastien Lord
    Moderation: Catherine Pilon (CGET)

✓ A study on the social inclusion of the elderly within the Franco-Catalan cross-border region. 
Ousmane Ndiaye, University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), ProspectSaso, France

✓ Taking and maintaining one’s place in a changing neighbourhood. Contrasting experiences of older peoples’ homes within metropolitan areas and medium-sized cities
Sébastien Lord, University of Montreal (UdeM), Observatory on Sustainable Mobility (OMD), Ivanhoé Cambridge Observatory on Urban and Real Estate Development (OIC), Canada

✓ An inclusive approach within départements’ initiatives for the elderly. A comparison between two local areas within the Aquitaine Region
Marie-Laure Pouchadon, CNRS-Bordeaux Montaigne-ENSAPBx-UPPA, PASSAGES; Philippe Martin, University of Bordeaux, COMPTRASEC, France

✓ Retirement Migration: A way to evade social exclusion?
Toni Calasanti, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), USA; Marion Repetti, Institute of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Institut de travail social, Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale), HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland; Sadie Giles, Virginia Tech, USA

2.3 Dying at a great age in a western context today.
2/ Questions regarding support [

    President: Marc-Antoine Berthod
    Moderation: Marion Villez (for the Fondation de France)

✓ The various voluntary initiatives within the field of palliative care
Andrée Sévigny, Institute on Ageing and the Social Participation of the Elderly (Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés), University of Laval, Canada

✓ Collaborative Action Research (RAC) within the field of palliative care: what are the conditions for granting elderly patients expert user status?
Murielle Pott, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) (HESAV, HES-SO), Switzerland

✓ Being able to die in the comfort of one’s own home: the ultimate form of social inclusion
Andrée Sévigny, Institute on Ageing and the Social Participation of the Elderly (Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés), University of Laval, Canada; Tanguy Châtel, French Society for Palliative Care and Support (Société française d'accompagnement et de soins palliatifs, SFAP), France

✓ Do the issues encountered by home carers in Quebec have an impact on elderly people’s access to palliative and end-of-life care?
Patrick Durivage, CREGES; Isabelle Van Pevenage, University of Montreal - UdeM; Margaux Blamoutier, CREGES; Freitas Zelda, CREGES, Canada

2.4 Active ageing and inclusion [WG8]


✓ Guidance and preparation for occupational transition within the context of retirement: a strategy to promote active ageing
Wilson José Alves Pedro, Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCar, Brazil

✓ Maintaining employment, activity and social integration. Ethnographic elements in experiences of ageing in Bogotá, Colombia
Guillaume Matuzesky, University of Lyon, UMR 5600 EVS, IC EUL, LabEx IMU / National University of Colombia, CES, France/Colombia

✓ The effects of retirement and ageing on the social life of the elderly
Rabie Fares, EA 3188 Psychology Laboratory, University of Franche-Comté, France

2.5 Inclusion or political and economic exclusion that increases with age in Africa [WG11]  

President: Mohamed Amar
Moderation: George Rouamba

✓ Advanced age as a symbol of wisdom and respect: a utopia in an “African” context, and when economic capital excludes the elderly
Edmond Vii Mballa Elanga, Humanities and Social Sciences Laboratory /Department of Sociology/University of Douala, University of Yaoundé 1 (REJAC), Cameroon

✓ The ageing population and housing in Cameroon
Germaine Huguette Engama, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon

✓ The survival of a traditional model for the expression of senior citizenship in the Ivory Coast. The example of the Ebeb
Zoguehi Arnaud Kevin Dayoro, Félix-Houphouet-Boigny University (UFHB), GRESA, Ivory Coast

✓ Tunisian pensioners: integration or exclusion?
Lassaad LabidiSawsen Belhadj Kacem, University of Carthage (INTES), Tunisia

Three approaches to inclusion

     President: Antigone Mouchtouris
    Moderation: Hervé Jory

✓ Inclusion: a new way of speaking, new ways of thinking and doing
Marcel Jaeger, CNAM, LISE Laboratory, France

 ✓ Rethinking inclusion with regard to autonomy
Bernard Ennuyer (subject to alteration)

✓ Considering inclusion through attachment
Magalie Bonnet, University of Franche-Comté, EA3188 Psychology Laboratory, France; Aurélie Chopard-Dit-Jean, University of Lausanne, PRN LIVES, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Switzerland/ Bourgogne-Franche-Comté University, Psychology Laboratory, MSHE Ledoux, France

2.7 ROUND TABLE Life experience under the scrutiny of organisations

    President: Hervé Levialin
    Moderation: Hans Mazetier

 Dominique Somme, Head of Anaesthesia, SAMU, Emergencies, Resuscitation, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Head of Geriatrics, UFR Médecine, University of Rennes 1

✓ Christian Anastasy, Consultant, former IGAS, former Director and founder of ANAP

✓ Renaud Michel, Director General, OHS Lorraine

✓ Jean-Pierre Mercier, President, OHS Lorraine, President of the FEHAP National Commission for the Elderly (commission nationale Personnes âgées)

Valérie Romilly, vicepresident of the Moselle Departmental Council

 ✓ Christophe Lannelongue, Director General, ARS Grand Est (subject to alteration)


Sessions 3

 4.30 pm – 6 pm


3.1 ROUND TABLE Living differently: what are the prospects? [WG1]

    President: Pascal Dreyer
    Moderation: Cécile Rosenfelder

 ✓ The Abbeyfield Project and its extension: an opportunity for independent people...
François Verhulst, Member of the Coordination of Associations of Seniors (Coordination des Associations de Seniors, CAS), Resident at an Abbeyfield house, Belgium

Agathe Gestin, Fondation de France, France

✓ PAPH, a varied and inclusive residential option
José Salas, Director of the Lorraine Region’s Association for Aid for the Severely Disabled (Association lorraine d'aide aux personnes gravement handicapées, ALAGH)

✓ Familles Solidaires, an initiative that aims to create inclusive housing for elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease 
Bernadette Paul-Cornu, Familles Solidaires, France

3.2 SYMPOSIUM The epistemology and methodology of participatory research involving the elderly. The VADA international laboratory [WG2]

    President: Myriam Leleu
    Moderation: Mario Paris

✓ The impact of a participatory approach to the development of collective awareness: Age-Friendly Wallonia (Wallonie Amie des Aînés), a Walloon Region pilot scheme
Myriam LeleuOlivier Masson, Robert Grabczan, the Catholic University of Louvain, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Town Planning, Belgium

✓ The strengths and weaknesses of participatory diagnostic approaches in the light of support for projects involving the elderly within municipalities in the Hainaut region and involvement in Age-Friendly Wallonia (Wallonie Amie des Aînés, WADA)
Geneviève Houioux, Annick Vanlierde, Hainaut Health Observatory, Belgium

✓ The MADA model’s concept of involvement and its anchorage points during the various phases of its implementation
Suzanne Garon, Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

✓ Participatory research in a minority-language context: a means to develop and establish French-speaking community housing in New Brunswick
Mario Paris, School of Social Work, University of Moncton, Canada

✓ Participatory approaches: method, justification or front for social intervention? Feedback from countries with Age-Friendly Cities (Villes amies des aînés)
Thibauld Moulaert, Grenoble-Alpes University, CNRS, Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (Science Po Grenoble), PACTE, France

3.3 ROUND TABLE Living out one’s final days in an inclusive society [WG3]

With support from the Burgundy and Franche-Comté Space for Ethical Reflection (Espace de réflexion éthique Bourgogne et Franche-Comté) and the Grand Est Space for Ethical Reflection (Espace de réflexion éthique Grand Est)

    President: Marie-Christine Pfrimmer
    Moderation: Aurélie Chopard-dit-Jean

✓ The National Ethics Advisory Committee’s point of view
Régis Aubry, Member of the National Ethics Advisory Committee (Comité consultatif national d'éthique, CCNE, France), Head of the Geriatrics Department at Besançon University Teaching Hospital (CHU) and Head of Besançon CHU’s Autonomy Department, France

✓ Advance directives for EHPADs (nursing homes): a new right? A new constraint?
Patrick Karcher, Hospital practitioner, Strasbourg University Teaching Hospitals’ Geriatrics Department, Associate Researcher, Henri-Poincaré Archives, UMR 7117 CNRS, France

✓ Some thoughts on the initial end-of-life status report from the Quebec End-of-Life Care Commission (Commission des soins de fin de vie)
Patrick Durivage, Msc, social worker, coordinator of expertise in the area of palliative care at the Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale, CREGES), in collaboration with the Quebec End-of-Life Care Commission (Commission des soins de fin de vie), Canada

Roland Grunder, Co-president of the Swiss Council for Older People (Conseil Suisse des aînés), Switzerland


3.4 Social participation through the prism of intervention [WG5]


Participe-Présent: a programme for the inclusion and community-level involvement of older people living with psychosocial issues
Ginette Aubin, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), CREGÉS; Manon Parisien, Montreal University Institute for Physical Rehabilitation (Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal) at the CIUSSS, Centre-Sud-de- l'Île-de-Montréal (IURDPM); Martine Hilaire, Time for a Break (Le temps d'une pause), Montreal, Quebec; Bernadette Dallaire, Institute on Ageing and the Social Participation of the Elderly (Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés), University of Laval; Véronique Billette, VIES Partnership Research Team, Canada

✓ The trajectories of elderly people and the co-production of inclusive leisure: the case of the “joëlettes group”
Jean-Philippe Nau, University of Lorraine, IAE Nancy School of Management, CEREFIGE; Renaud Garcia-Bardidia, IUT Evreux, University of Rouen; Coralie Lallemand, University of Rouen, EA NIMEC; Judit Vari, University of Rouen, CIRNEF, France

✓ Individuals with dementia. Inclusion and friendship issues: a theological perspective 
Talitha Cooreman-Guittin, the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

✓ The Leisure and Fulfilment Retirement Programme (Programme Retraite épanouie et loisir) to help the recently-retired adjust to their new lives: a pilot study 
Hélène Carbonneau, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, CREGÉS, RQRV, LIREIL; Teresa Freire, University of Minho; Lyson Marcoux, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, RQRV; Sébastien Grenier, University of Montreal - UdeM, RQRV; Julie Fortier, University of Quebec at Trois Rivières, RQRV; Véronique Provencher, University of Sherbrooke, RQRV; Camille Joanisse, University of Quebec at Trois Rivières, CREGÉS, RQRV, LIREIL, Canada


3.5 SYMPOSIUM Social protection and inclusion of the elderly in Africa [WG11]

    President: Blahima Konaté
    Moderation: Muriel Sajoux

✓ The limits of public solidarity, mutual resources and health cover for the elderly in the Ivory Coast
Gnakouri Prosper Toowlys, Arnaud Kevin Dayoro, Joël Fabrice Djaha, Félix- Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan-Cocody, Research Group on Applied Socio-Anthropology in Health and Ageing (GRESA), Ivory Coast

✓ Public policy on the vulnerability of the elderly in Senegal
Ousseynou Ka, UFR Health and Sustainable Development, Alioune-Diop University, Bambey, Dakar Centre of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the Ministry of Health and Social Action in Senegal; Muriel Sajoux, University of Tours, CITERES; Enguerran Macia, UMI 3189 Environment, Health and Society (CNRS / Cheikh-Anta-Diop University / Gaston Berger University / University of Bamako / CNRST)

✓ Rebalancing the relationships between generations through PAYG micro-retirement schemes
François-Xavier Albouy
, President of the EIDLL “International Longevity Economics” Network and Research Director of the "Demographic Transitions, Economic Transitions” (“Transitions démographiques, Transitions économiques") Chair (TDTE, Louis Bachelier Institute); Mathieu Noguès, EIDLL Network and TDTE Chair (Louis Bachelier Institute)

✓ Ageing in rural Morocco: the central role played by family solidarity in the face of limited public social protection schemes
Mohammed Amar, Meknes National School of Agriculture, Morocco

3.6 Pluralistic approaches to forms of exclusion as regards the elderly



✓ Healthcare for elderly people living on the streets: from emergency treatment to inclusion?
Valérie Wolff, European Higher School of Social Intervention (École Européenne de l’Intervention Sociale), ESEIS, University of Strasbourg, DynamE, France

✓ Ageing at the borders of social exclusion: experiences and practices of social affiliation/ disaffiliation throughout life
Isabelle Marchand, University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada

✓ A better understanding of the debt trajectories of elderly people in debt, in order to facilitate social intervention
Olivier Moreau, University of Sherbrooke; Yves Couturier, University of Sherbrooke; Louise Belzile, University of Sherbrooke; Anne-Marie Millaire, University of Quebec, Montreal; Nathalie Dame, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

3.7 Physical and social environments for addressing ageing [WG2]   

President: Jean-Marc Stébé
    Moderation: Hervé Marchal

✓ Ageing, Climate Change and the Age-Friendly City
Kim Sawchuk, Constance Lafontaine, Concordia University, Canada

✓ Architecture and urban space: the basis for inclusiveness 
Antonio Carvalho, Politecnico di Milano, Italie

✓ Ageing in suburban housing: the neighbourhood as a stage for collective initiatives and a space for social interaction 
Hervé Marchal, University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

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