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Organization of the mutual learning session (MLS) for policy makers in Sheffield

30 of July, 2015 - AGENDA

  • 9:45 am – Registration of participants and coffee break
  • 10:00 am – Introduction to the SIforAGE Mutual Learning Platform - Juliet Craig (Sheffield University)
  • 10:45 am – Partecipatory engagement of older people 
  • 11.30 am – Overview of SIforAGE Project
  • 11.40 am – Open debate
  • 12:30 pm – end of the session


This workshop, hosted by the University of Sheffield, will introduce attendees to the Mutual Learning Platform (MLP), a European platform to share good practice in policies for active and healthy ageing.   Attendance is open to those from local government, health services, charities, NGOs and other stakeholders in active and healthy ageing.   

The workshop has two aims:

  • To introduce the MLP and provide guidance for users
  • To provide insight on best practice for participatory engagement of older people

 The MLP has been developed by municipal authorities in Turin (Citta’ di Torino) as part of SIforAGE, an EU project to improve the connection between science and society.   The MLP focuses on five relevant policy areas:  Health and Care Models; Participation; Labour; Housing, and; Mobility.   For each policy area the network provide basic, introductory knowledge; related outputs from the SIforAGE project, and; a section for “Depth knowledge” which provides links to relevant literature and a forum for members to share their own experiences.

This workshop will have a focus on participation of older people, and present a range of user engagement models used in different contexts which are suitable for use in policy development.