Program > February 6th Sessions


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6 February 2020

Sessions 7

11 am – 12.30 pm


7.1 When regional development becomes central to public policy on ageing [WG2]

    President: Valérie Hugentobler
    Moderation: Angélique Giacomini

✓ Ageing and local revitalisation policies within the urban fringes of contemporary Japan: the challenge of residential continuity
Sophie Buhnik, French Institute for Research on Japan (Institut français de recherche sur le Japon), CNRS, France

✓ Ageing and social support on the alpine plateau of Villars-Gryon and the Lausanne region: the region’s impact on inclusion
Valérie Hugentobler, Pascal Eric Gaberel, Nicole Brzak, HES-SO, Lausanne University of Social Work and Health (Haute école de travail social et de la santé, HETSL), Switzerland

✓ Ageing and dependence in rural areas. The promotion of suitable arrangements for ageing at home based on public/private collaboration strategies
Juan María Prieto LobatoPablo De La Rosa GimenoCarmen Rodríguez SumazaSiro Bayón CalvoJorge Casas Cuadrado, University of Valladolid, Spain


7.2 Social involvement, life experience and community relations [WG5]

    Moderation: Andrée Sévigny

✓ Social involvement put to the test of life experience: when ill health leads to new positionings
Catherine Gucher, Grenoble-Alpes University, Pacte, France

✓ The subjective recognition and disqualification of the elderly through the prism of socio-historical context, social inequalities and life experiences
Jean-François Bickel, HES-SO - Fribourg University of Social Work (Haute école de travail social, HETS-FR), Switzerland

✓ Maximising the inclusion and involvement of older people within the social fabric of their communities; developing sharing and learning initiatives
Marie-Michèle Lord, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR); Carri Hand, Western University (UWO); Catherine Briand, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada

✓ Voluntary work as an alternative to invisibility for pensioners in the Ivory Coast
Gnakouri Prosper Henri Exupère Toowlys, Félix-Houphouët-Boigny University (UFHB), GRESA, Ivory Coast


7.3 Digital inclusion through the prism of its users [WG6]


     Moderation: Christophe Humbert

✓ Staying connected: the challenges of the poorest districts of Montevideo
Soledad Caballero De Luis, University of the Republic (UdelaR - FIC), Uruguay / the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain

✓ Co-designing Technology with senior citizens for a better quality of life
Filomena Gerardo, Bárbara RodriguesMaria João VasconcelosJorge RibeiroDavid Ribeiro, Tiago OliveiraGustavo Alves, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Lisbon, Portugal

✓ The “TEC-knowledge project”: promotion of technology use in older people
Sibila Marques, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon; Filomena Gerardo, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Lisbon; João Mariano, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal

✓ Family Conflicts and Internet Use: The Voices of Grandmothers
Loredana Ivan, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania; Galit Nimrod, Ben Gurion, University of the Negev, Israel


7.4 Associations and families in the inclusion of elderly migrants [WG10]

    President: Piero Galloro
    Moderation: Emmanuel Jovelin

✓ The role of cultural and religious associations in the social inclusion of North African and Turkish immigrants, and ageing Muslims.
Mohamed Hicham Joudat, University of Lorraine, 2L2S, France

✓ Potential of Regional Elderly Care Labour Markets by the Integration of Migrants. The example of Saarland
Julia Lenz, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

✓ Retired Moroccan migrants and the issue of the transferability of their social rights
Zouhir BahammouMohamed ElghachiAbdelghani Qadem, Sultan Moulay Slimane University - USMS, Béni Mellal, Morocco.


7.5 ROUND TABLE Taking, giving, hearing and criticizing the “word of the old”: different perspectives on the inclusive society

    Moderation: Thibauld Moulaert

✓ The place of older people within society (inclusive)
Jean Giard, Honorary President, Alerte 38, France

✓ Why give old people a say if they’ve never had it before?
Bernard Ennuyer, EA 4569: Ethics, Politics and Health (Éthique, Politique et Santé), Paris Descartes, France

✓ Anticipating dialogue so as to respect choices: using the “The Issue & Me! Stories of choices” (“Question & Moi ! Des histories de choix”) tool as good practice in allowing for the inclusion of older people’s choices within decision-making processes
Dominique Langhendries, Mélanie Oudewater, Pascale Broché, Claire Bachelet, Respect seniors, Belgium

✓ From policy-making to political decision: how do we listen to the “word of the old” and get their voices heard?
Sandrine Chaix, Regional Elected Representative (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region) and founder of a care and home services unit (disability and ageing), France

7.6 Inclusion and exclusion in the face of age-related neurodegenerative diseases

    President: Christine Perret-Guillaume
    Moderation: Frédéric Balard

✓ When living with Alzheimer’s disease becomes a factor in inclusion: an example of a joint initiative by two Foundations
Anne-Bérénice Simzac, Arènes Laboratory, France 

✓ The Libault report: inclusion or exclusion?
Daniel Réguer, Le Havre University, Normandy (ULH), IDEES, France

✓ Those excluded from activities. Is the provision of activities within Gerontology an effective inclusion mechanism? 
Antoine Gerard, University of Tours, Citeres, France

✓ Interim housing and ‘extramural’ EHPADs; the issue of home support
Corinne Grenier, Roland Rizoulières, Olivier Blin, Aix-en-Provence Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Aix), KEDGE Business School, and the Institute of Systems Neurosciences (Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, INS), France




Sessions 8

2 pm – 3.30 pm


8.1 SYMPOSIUM Materiality, Mobility and Critical Theory: from Physical Objects and Embodied Experiences to Political Narratives of Ageing in Public Space [WG2]

   President: Anna Wanka
    Moderation: Thibauld Moulaert

✓ The interrelationship between place and critical life transitions in later life. Social exclusion: a scoping review
Anna Urbaniak, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Institute for Life Course and Society, NUI, Galway, Ireland

✓ Ageing lifestyles in contrasted urban environments: A mixed-method look at the daily mobility of older adults in Montreal
Michel Després, Faculty of Environmental Design, Montreal University, Canada

✓ Mapping Age: The Socio-Material Arrangements of Ageing in Public Space
Anna Wanka, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Research Training School Doing Transitions, Germany

✓ Benches as Mediations of Age in Public Space: Contested Representations from Materiality to Public Policy
Thibauld Moulaert, Grenoble-Alpes University, CNRS, Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (Science Po Grenoble), Pacte, France

8.2 SYMPOSIUM Tackling loneliness from inclusive societies: studies and examples of action in Spain. [WG5]

    Moderation: Sara Marsillas

✓ Loneliness(s) and aloneness in older adults
Sara Marsillas, Elena del Barrio and Mayte Sancho, Matia Instituto, Spain

 ✓ Loneliness and the importance of meaningful roles
Daniel Prieto Sancho, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain

✓ Grandes Vecinos: Enhancing friendly relationships between older adults and their neighbours
Mercedes Villegas, Grandes Amigos, Spain

✓ Age-Friendly Basque Country Project: A tool for citizenship and social inclusion
Elena del BarrioSara MarsillasA. Tomasena, N. Almazán, Mayte Sancho, Matia Institute, Amilibia, L., Department of Employment and Social Policies, Basque Country, Spain

8.3 Digital inclusion: new political, economic and social challenges [WG6]

    Moderation: Gisèle Dambuyant

✓ The digitisation of public services: an elective advance?
Rémi GallouSabrina Aouici, French National Old Age Insurance Fund (Caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse, CNAV), France

✓ Policies for the digitalisation of the administration: issues and impacts of representations of ageing 
Béatrice Vatron-SteinerChristian MaggioriJean-François Bickel, 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), France

✓ The elderly, digital technology and the breakdown of social ties: risks of exclusion or delusions of inclusion?
Philippe Pitaud, Director of the Institute of Social Gerontology (Institut de Gérontologie Sociale), Honorary Professor, University of Aix-Marseille, France

✓ Between evolution and adaptation, co-building the use of new technology in the homes of the elderly: the role of social workers
Gisèle Dambuyant, IRIS (Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Social Issues, Social Sciences, Politics and Health, Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux, Sciences sociales, politique, santé), France

8.4 ROUND TABLE Abuse of the elderly and social exclusion [WG9] 

Proposed by the Federation 39 77’s Scientific Council Against Abuse (Conseil Scientifique de la Fédération 39 77 contre les maltraitances)

    Moderation: Pierre Czernichow

✓ Abuse and skewed social relations
Robert Moulias, Federation 39 77’s Scientific Council Against Abuse (Conseil Scientifique de la Fédération 39 77 contre les maltraitances), Age, Rights and Freedom Commission (Commission Âge Droits Liberté, SFGG), France

✓ Types of abuse
André Wang, ALMA Moselle, France

✓ Warnings and society
Pierre Czernichow, President of the Federation 39 77 Against Abuse (Fédération 39 77 contre les maltraitances), ALMA 76, France

8.5 From invisibility to vulnerability: elderly migrants from sub-Saharan and North Africa [WG10]

    President: Emmanuel Jovelin
    Moderation: Piero Galloro

✓ The vulnerability of elderly immigrants

Fatima Mezzouj, Grenoble-Alpes University, Pacte, Regional Director of Ofii-Grenoble, France

✓ The Chibanias: invisible heroines? The lives of female immigrants growing old in

Julie Leblanc, Lumière - Lyon II University, Laboratory of the Anthropology of Contemporary Issues (Laboratoire d'anthropologie des enjeux contemporains, LADEC), France

✓ The return and non-return of elderly immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa
 Emmanuel Jovelin, University of Lorraine, 2L2S, France

✓ Reuniting elderly relatives with their families: a potential for inclusion?
Claudo Bolzman, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, HES-SO), Switzerland


8.6 International perspectives on carers


✓ The services provided by the programme for improving the quality of life of carers and family members suffering from cognitive impairment within a leisure-based community setting: a pilot establishment
Hélène Carbonneau, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, Leisure and Community Life Laboratory, LIREIL, RQRV, CREGÉS; Ginette Aubin, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, LIREIL, RQRV, CREGÉS; Camille Joanisse, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, LIREIL, RQRV, CREGÉS; Lyson Marcoux, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, RQRV, Canada

✓ The role of attachment amongst professional carers in the inclusion of the elderly
Magalie Bonnet, University of Franche-Comté, EA3188 Psychology Laboratory; Rose-Angélique Belot, University of Franche-Comté, EA3188 Psychology Laboratory; Julie Gobert, University of Franche-Comté, EA3188 Psychology Laboratory; 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

✓ Not just caregivers: recognising their various social roles
Isabelle Moesch, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Centre for Gerontology and Innovation (Pôle de gérontologie et d’innovation), University of Franche-Comté, LASA-UBFC, France

✓ Managing Law 2 on palliative and end-of-life care in Quebec: the challenges for English-speaking carers with low health literacy
Patrick Durivage, CREGES; Isabelle Van Pevenage, CREGES; Bilkis Vissandjee, University of Montreal - UdeM; Freitas Zelda, CREGES, Canada


Sessions 9

4 pm – 5.30 pm


9.1 Specific arrangements and methods for the inclusion of the elderly [WG2]

    Moderation: Laëtitia Ngatcha-Ribert

✓ The integration of physical and social environments through “place-based” intervention: the example of Age-Friendly Municipalities (Municipalités Amies des Aînés)
Nicolas GoudreaultSuzanne Garon, Centre for Research on Ageing (Cdrv); Jean- François Allaire, Paul Morin, Frontline University Institute in Health and Social Services (Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux, IUPLSSS), University of Sherbrooke, Canada

✓ Development and implementation of VADA policies: issues and recommendations for the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (Villes et communautés amies des aînés) movement
Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard, University of Sherbrooke, Centre of Research on Ageing, CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS, Canada

✓ A sketch of an ideal French age-friendly city: for local public policies integrating ageing in a cross-cutting, participative and non-discriminative way
Angélique Giacomini, University of Burgundy, Georges Chevrier Centre, France

✓ Dementia-Friendly Communities: what will be the results of 2020’s evaluation of assessments regarding an inclusive society for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and related diseases?
Laëtitia Ngatcha-Ribert, Médéric Alzheimer Foundation, France

9.2 SYMPOSIUM Social policy in Chile

    President: to be defined

✓ Community involvement to combat loneliness amongst the elderly in Chile
Ángela Arenas Massa, Carmen Luz Bellony Symon, National Service for the Elderly

✓ The Citizens' Council, part of the “Compromiso País” (Commitment to the Country) programme. The experiences of a citizens’involvement forum in Chile
Rosita Kornfeld Matte, UN independent expert


 9.3 ROUND TABLE Public policies and the organisation of services to combat abuse: what are the guidelines and to what extent do they cover older people? [WG9]

    President: Robert Moulias
    Moderation: Alice Casagrande

 5 questions to be addressed by each individual:

1. According to which of the 7 Anetzberger approaches is the LMPA being implemented?

2. What are the current public policies (guidelines, funding, laws or regulations) and how do they shape the organisation of services (in particular, are older people as a whole being protected, or just those deemed vulnerable)?

3. How were these guidelines and practices evaluated?

4. Who are the most committed stakeholders in the corridors of power, i.e. the most active influencers of public decision-makers and governments in this struggle?

5. What further steps should be taken in order to guarantee a more inclusive society in which all older individuals, including those living with abuse, can be more fully involved in decisions which affect them?


✓ France: Dominique Terrasson, Project Manager, Preventing and Combating Abuse in the Social and Medico-Social Sector (Prévention et lutte contre la maltraitance dans le secteur social et médico-social), Office for the Protection of Individuals (Bureau de la protection des personnes), Department of Social and Medico-Social Policies (Service des politiques sociales et médico-sociales), General Directorate of Social Cohesion (Direction générale de la cohésion sociale, DGCS)

 ✓ French-speaking Switzerland: Delphine Roulet-Schwab, Ph.D., Professor and researcher, La Source Institute and University of Health (Institut et Haute École de la Santé La Source), University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, HES-SO), Lausanne. President of alter ego (an association for the prevention of the abuse of the elderly) and President of the “Vieillesse sans Violence/Alter ohne Gewalt/Vecchiaia senza Violenza” national platform

 ✓ Wallonia: Nicolas Berg, MD, Geriatrician and practitioner-researcher. Head of La Citadelle Hospital Geriatrics Department, Liège. President and founder of Respect Senior, the Walloon agency for combating the abuse of the elderly.

 ✓ England: Bridget Penhale, Professor and researcher for the “Dementia and Complexity in Later Life” research group, University of East Anglia. 

✓ Quebec: Marie Beaulieu, Ph.D., Professor and researcher, University of Sherbrooke and Centre for Research on Ageing, de l'Estrie- Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, Sherbrooke University Teaching Hospital (CIUSSS -E-CHUS), Holder of the Research Chair in the Abuse of the Elderly.

9.4 The power to act, empowerment and participatory approaches


✓ Co-constructive research in gerontology: the exchange of knowledge for an “inclusive science”
Mario Paris, University of Moncton; Mélisa Audet, Centre for Research on Ageing; Hélène Brochu, Martin Brochu, University of Sherbrooke; Claude Desjardins, Ginette King, Lise Langlois, Christine Rousseau, Canada

✓ Individual empowerment and advancing age: towards a typology of “ageing as a stakeholder” 
Hélène Geurts, Clinical Orthopedagogy Service - UMONS, Belgium

✓ Conducting civic research on the exercise of the rights of individuals with cognitive disabilities: feedback on the Capdroits approach
Benoit Eyraud, CNRS (Max Weber Centre), Member of the Capdroits Collective; Isabel Perriot-Comte, Legal Representative for the Protection of Adults, Member of the Capdroits Collective; Mouna Romdhani, Geriatrician at Bretonneau Hospital, Member of the Capdroits Collective; Bernard Meile, Vice-president of Advocacy France, Member of the Capdroits Collective, France

✓ Elderly community leaders: strategic referents for the community exchange circle within the community participation strategy at the community-based urban health centre in Anono 
Joël Fabrice Konan Djaha, University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, GRESA, Ivory Coast.

9.5 ROUND TABLE From research / expertise to action (Ages Foundation)

    President: Maryvonne Lyazid, President of the Ages Foundation

✓ The Social Design Workshop experiment in Val-de-Fensch, and its perspectives
Marion Scheider-Yılmaz, Tabitha Oubda, Marine Le Calvez, Jean-Philippe Viriot Durandal, University of Lorraine, 2L2S, France

✓ Knowledge-sharing via digital tools in gerontology: the example of the Repér’age digital knowledge-sharing platform on civic participation
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

✓ The FAR (Retain, Welcome and Recruit, Fidéliser, Accueillir et Recruter) programme for voluntary work for senior citizens in Quebec. Principles and development
Andrée Sévigny, Institute on Ageing and the Social Participation of Older People (Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés), University of Laval, Canada

✓ Handéo 

9.6 Intervention, professional practices and social work to address the challenges of inclusion related to advancing age

    President: Bernard Balzani
    Moderation: Philippe Hirlet

✓ Social workers’ intervention strategies when confronted with the refusal of their services by users of home support
Olivier Moreau, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

✓ The paradoxes of promoting an inclusive society through participation and evaluation. The example of home help services for the elderly (France and Quebec)
Maryse Bresson, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Versailles (UVSQ), Laboratoire Printemps, France

✓ Professional ethics and practices put to the test
Raùl Morales La Mura, University of Lorraine, 2L2S, APF-France Handicap, France

✓ The lives of the elderly in EHPADs (nursing homes): between inclusion and exclusion
Sandra Bertezene, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, CNAM), France

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