Cáritas Coimbra will attend the Conference “Demographic Challenges – Ageing”, organized by the Economic and Social Council

On June 6, Cáritas Coimbra will be present as a speaker at the Conference “Demographic Challenges – Ageing”, organised by the Economic and Social Council that will take place at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra at 2 pm.

Following the communication “Health and Quality of life”, Carina Dantas, diretor of the Innovation Department of Cáritas Coimbra, will, at 5:35 pm, participate in a debate/commentary on the subject, with António Cunha, Executive Director of the Automation Laboratory of Instituto Pedro Nunes, and Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo, Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra and Coordinator of the Ageing@Coimbra Consortium, that will be moderated by José Manuel Portugal, RTP Journalist.

This event is part of the Cycle of Conferences dedicated to demographic challenges, dealing the first one with the topic of birth. Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe and in the world. Even if fertility levels will be higher than today, the country will continue to grow old. We are thus facing an ineluctable trend, which leaves no one indifferent, both from an individual and societal point of view. Diagnoses on the intensity and determinants of the demographic ageing process are abundant, as well as about some of the more direct effects of this trend, notably on health and social security systems.

For Cáritas Coimbra this has been a very present theme in its interventions, and is currently coordinating various national and international projects in the context of demographic challenges, as well as coordinating and participating in various initiatives and networks. Cáritas Coimbra is a member of Ageing@Coimbra (European reference region for the AHA); is a founding member and currently Vice-President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change; Main Coordinator of the D4 group of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing. It is also a member of ECHAlliance. It is the Coordinator of the Thematic Network Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments and of the Portuguese Network of Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments.

Through uncompromised and sustained approaches, the event will call to reflection multiple essential areas of life in society such as: justice between generations; the age in the labour market; the quantity and quality of years of life; technological innovation in this era of the 4th industrial revolution.

The conference is free, but limited to the capacity of the room.

Consult the programme and sign up through the link

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