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EU_SHAFE Invitation to the Online Workshop “EU_SHAFE Bizkaia Inter-regional policy learning”

19th January 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you to the online workshop “EU_SHAFE Bizkaia Inter-regional policy learning”, which will take place on 19th January at 10:30 – 12:30 CET.

The workshop will present the lessons learned and collected good practices in the different regions participating in the EU_SHAFE project and related to the WHO for age-friendly cities and communities Domain 2 – Social Participation. Aim of the meeting is to boost the international learning policy exchange between the different territories and to share additional experiences relevant to the project, including a deeper presentation of the Bizkaia local context.

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10:30  Welcome and opening remarks Jose Miguel Corres Abasolo (Council of Bizkaia), EU_SHAFE Lead Partner Moderator:  John Farrell,Reference Sites Collaborative Network

Session 1: EU_SHAFE Showcase

10:40  Asier Alustiza (Government of Bizkaia, General Director for the Promotion of Personal Autonomy), Overview of EU_SHAFE 

10:50  Amaia Mendez (University of Deusto), Preliminary results of the EU_SHAFE Aggregated Report on Good Practices related to Domain 2

11:05 Aitziber Mugarra (University of Deusto), Friendly Cities 4All: Civic engagement in the field of urban accessibility

Session 2: Bizkaia focus on social activities

11:15 Sergio Murillo (Government of Bizkaia, Minister of Social Action), Overview of Bizkaia’s social policies and participation to the EU_SHAFE project

Session 3: Social participation in Bizkaia: how it is articulated

11:30 Asier Alustiza (Government of Bizkaia, General Director for the promotion of Personal Autonomy), Social participation in Bizkaia

11:45 Manuel Merino (Council for the Elderly, President), Current activities of the Council 

12:00 Yolanda Fillat (Consultant), Plan for the participation and quality of life of people with disabilities in Bizkaia 

Session 4: Older people as actors in their personal and social life: theoretical approach “How do I decide when I can’t decide?”

12:15 Lourdes Zurbanobeaskoetxea Laraudogoitia (Council of Bizkaia), Having dependence does not prevent us from directing our lives: how to prepare our care. 

12:30 Conclusions and Final remarks
John Farrell Reference Sites Collaborative Network
Jose Miguel Corres Abasolo (Council of Bizkaia), EU_SHAFE Lead Partner