Picture of SI for Age logoPolicy in Active and Healthy Ageing: A Mutual Learning Platform

The Source
Meadowhall, Sheffield

30 July 2015
9.45am - 12pm

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.


9:45am Coffee and refreshments
10:00 Introduction to the Mutual Learning Platform
10:45 Participatory engagement of older people
11:30 Overview of SIforAGE
11:40 Q&A
12:00pm Finish


There is no charge, but pre-registration is required at http://aha-mlp.eventbrite.co.uk