CoE AgeCare Mid-Term Congress ‘Longer lives, better care?’ , 15th-17th June 2022, Tampere, Finland, Program outline (preliminary)

Location: Tampere University, ARVO building, Arvo Ylpönkatu 34, Tampere


Wednesday 15th June, 2022

12-12.30 Opening of the congress, Jarmo Visakorpi-sali

Welcome by the organizing committee and Professor Marja Jylhä, Tampere University, Professor Teppo Kröger, University of Jyväskylä

12.30–14.30 Key-note lectures and discussion

12.30-13.15 Global Healthy Ageing – who are the winners and losers? Prof. Carol Jagger, Newcastle University, UK

All countries are experiencing the ageing of their populations and the key concern is ensuring their older populations remain as healthy as possible. Using various measures of health expectancy, this presentation draws on recent research including two systematic reviews and a quantitative analysis of EU Healthy Life Years, to ascertain which countries are ageing well and which are not


13.30-14.15 Population ageing and the emerging long term care markets in the Middle East and North Africa Prof. Shereen Hussein, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Population ageing is happening faster in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region than has historically been observed in many countries in Europe. The MENA region is also characterised by relatively recent declines in fertility rates, resulting in large numbers and percentages of people within the labour market participation ages. The latter is referred to as population dividends or youth bulges, offering a window of opportunity to prepare for the shift towards aged populations. The fast-paced demographic transition necessitates revisiting the care ecosystem to ensure that older persons in the region can age with dignity. The care ecosystem comprises two distinct yet closely related elements: social protection and the long-term care economy. In this presentation, I will draw on national indicators and fieldwork in the region to highlight the collective and country-group experience of ageing in the region and offers examples of care models from three case studies reflecting countries in Conflict and Fragile State (Syria), a rich Gulf  Cooperation Council Country (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and the most populous country in the region (Egypt) deliberating on the potential costs and benefits of developing an integrated long-term care economy.

14.30-15.00 Refreshments

15.00-16.30 Thematic groups (parallel groups start their work, detailed session programme below)

Evening program

18.30-20.00 Reception of the City of Tampere, Tampere City Hall, Keskustori 10, Tampere


Thursday 16th June, 2022

10.00-12.15 Thematic groups continue their work (detailed session programme below)

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Thematic groups continue their work (detailed session programme below)

15.00-16.30 Time for research group meetings & networking

Evening program

16.30 – 19.30 Get-together ’Keltainen Sali’, ARVO building, Kauppi campus


Friday 17th June, 2022

10-11.00 Overviews and comments on the thematic groups, Jarmo Visakorpi-sali

Population ageing and care needs and inequalities, Linda Enroth, Lina van Aerschot, Jiby Mathew & Laura Kemppainen

Agency and self-determination in daily life of older people, Salla Era, Emilia Leinonen, Viivi Korpela & Laura Pajula

Diversification, rehybridization and digitalisation of care work, Antero Olakivi, Antti Hämäläinen & Youngbin Kwon

11.00-12.15 Key-note lectures ‘Future of care and care policies’ 

11.00-11.30 “The future of care and care policies. Perspectives from a country that lacks the right words” Prof. Claude Martin, CNRS & EHESP, France

In my talk today, I would like to share some ideas from the perspective of a country that lacks the equivalent terms (for care and care policy as such) to describe our common field of research interests. In France, it’s common to speak in terms of autonomy to consider this field of research and interventions.

In a second short part expanding on these ideas, I would like to tell you something about the way we plan to carry out a large research programme in France concerning autonomy and policy on autonomy, both for older people and people concerned by physical or mental disability.

11.30-12.00 “Future of care and care policies: some reflections on Nordic similarities and peculiarities” Prof. Marta Szebehely, Stockholm University, Sweden

I will start by discussing some policy trends in Nordic eldercare and their consequences for those who have to live with these policy changes in their daily lives: older people in need of care, their families and the paid care workers. After this fairly negative starting point, I will raise some more optimistic thoughts about the future of care and some ideas for researchers who want to make a difference.

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00 Longer lives, better care? Reflections on future trends and research needs & discussion

CoE AgeCare leaders:

Prof. Teppo Kröger, University of Jyväskylä

Assoc. Prof. Sakari Taipale, University of Jyväskylä

Prof. Sirpa Wrede, University of Helsinki

Prof. Marja Jylhä, Tampere University

Closing words


PDF Programme with thematic sessions: CoEAgeCare Midterm 2022 Programme and sessions

PLEASE NOTE A QUICK CHANGE OF ROOMS: Thematic sessions 3, 7 and 11 will be held in F115 Auditorium.