Active Ageing Index: Call for papers

06/29/2017 - 17:10

The UNECE, the European Commission's DG EMPL, the University of the Basque Country, the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, with the support of the Government of Biscay (Spain), are organising a Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index in Bilbao in September 2018.

The seminar aims to bring together researchers, civil society representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders. It will provide a multidisciplinary forum for those interested in the use of AAI to enhance the knowledge about ageing and older people and lead to the development of better policies. The seminar will be dedicated to the studies focusing on the use of AAI to identify ways to improve active ageing outcomes through appropriate policy measures at different levels.

To feed the seminar debate, the organisations above are launching this call for papers.

·        Comparing AAI results in two or more countries or subnational regions / local territorial entities and identifying explanatory factors within the context of policy differences

·        Analysing AAI results for different population groups according to determinants such as education level, income, residence area (urban/rural) etc., or their combination, identifying reasons behind existing inequalities and making recommendations for better outcomes

·        Evaluating AAI as an evidence-based monitoring and advisory tool for policymaking at national and subnational levels, using actual examples of AAI application

·        Applying AAI in combination with other measurements to analyse broader ageing-related phenomena

·        Contextual analysis and clustering of countries/regions to identify factors underlying active ageing outcomes and capacities for active ageing

·        Identifying life-course determinants of diverse active ageing outcomes observed in the AAI calculations

The list of topics is not exhaustive, however, AAI should be the focus of submitted abstracts and papers for them to be considered.

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract (max 800 words) by 29 September 2017 18:00 GMT. The Abstract Submission Form  is available at: