Topic outline

  • General

  • The Conference


    The I.C.A.A. International Conference on Active Ageing is the last main event that will be held at an European University within Third Age Education Tempus Project in which  several partners from different Countries have been involved.

    The event is divided into two part:

    Pre-conference: is a meeting, reserved to partners, on different transcultural approaches to third age education.

    Conference: is focused on different aspects of active ageing across different cultures.  All speakers are invited. An opened poster session is scheduled. Abstract must be sent within  5th September 2016.  

  • Pre-Conference Meeting

    Third Age Education  working group 3.10.2016

    University of Genoa - Balbi 4 str

    Aula Pellitteri


    Presentation of road Done and the ways of project Implementation

    Diana Spulber

    10:30 - 10:50

    Concept ot Third Age Education Azerbaijan

    10:50 - 11:10

    Concept of Third Age Education in Russian Federation

    11:10 - 11:30

    Concept of Third Age Education in Ukraine

    11:30 - 11:50

    Coffee break

    11:50 - 12:30

    Discussion of Concept of Third Age Education by EU partners

    12:30 - 13:00

    Conclusion Academic/ Scientific  road made by project  - Diana Spulber


    13:00 - 15:00


    15:00 - 16:00

    Discussion of Project Financial Aspects

    Diana Spulber and Paolo Alongi

    16:00 - 16:30


    16:30 - 17:00

    Moving to Genoa Harbour

    17:00 -18:00

    Excursion : Seeing Genoa from Sea Side

    • International Conference on Active Ageing

      Active ageing: from wisdom to life-long learning

      October 4th 2016 

      DISFOR - Department of Education - University of Genoa – Corso A. Podestà 2 – Genova

      Aula Magna 


      9.00- 9.30

      Participants' registration


      9.30 – 10.00


      Paolo Comanducci - Rector of University of Genoa

      Realino Marra (Dean of the School of Social Science - University of Genoa)

      Guido Amoretti (Head of the Department of Education [DISFOR] University of Genoa)

      Sonia Viale (Vice-president Liguria Regional Government, Council member for Health, Social Policy and Security)

      Antonio Guerci European Project “Centre for Third Age Education”: a review

      Nicoletta Varani PRA 2014 Project: an overview



      The concept of Ageing along the time in the world. 

      Antonio Guerci UNESCO Chair "Health Anthropology" Department of Education [DISFOR] University of Genoa



      Elderly People in Africa: between stereotypes and reality.

      Guido Franco Amoretti, Department of Education [DISFOR] University of Genoa



      Poverty, health and welfare: snap-shot on elderly's conditions in Sub Saharan African Countries.

      Nicoletta Varani, Department of Education [DISFOR] University of Genoa






      Perilous journeys of an old knight-errant.

      Raul Crisafio, Department of Education [DISFOR] University of Genoa


      11:40 -12:00

      The travails of the University of the Third Age movement: A critical commentary.

      Marvin Formosa, Department of Gerontology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta



      The Age friendly university: myth or reality?

      Rob Mark, Honorary Secretary, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) UK






      "Active" break



      Lifelong learning: the teachers point of view.

      Giselle Janeiro, Universities of the Third Age Network Association, Rutis, Portugal



      Work with the third age people focusing on the socio-psychological facets

      Andriy Stoyka, Center for Third Age Education, Donetsk State University of Management, Ukraine   



      University of Third Age - Genoa experience.

      Francesco Surdich, Didactic Committee Coordinator Third Age University of Genoa [UNITE]



      AUSER (Association for Services and Solidarity Self-management) experience.

      Umberto Marciasini, Head of AUSER Popular University Courses, Genoa



      Specifics on Seniors Education in Slovakia.

      Drahomíra Gracová*, Erik Selecký**

      * Banska Bystrica - Pegadogical University, ** Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia






      Elderly’s health vulnerability, socio-economic factors and lifestyles: a sample survey on Genoa old people.

      Stefano Poli, Department of Education [DISFOR] University of Genoa


      A new perspective to ageing-friendly economy in Ukraine.

      Alina Khaletska, Academy of Municipal Management, Ukraine



      Issues and problems of adult learning in Ukraine

      Artur Horboviy, Volyn Institute of Economics and Management, Ukraine  


      Peculiarities of management of labour potential in the Third age individuals

      Galina Gagarinskaya , Irina Kuznetcova , Samara State Technical University, Russia

      Diana Spulber, Department of Political and Social Science [DISPO] University of Genoa


      Ageing: which future opportunities?

      Diana Spulber, Department of Political and Social Science [DISPO] University of Genoa



      Social drinking and concert [performed by Niccolò Paganini Conservatory Students]


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        Please, to participate at I.C.A.A. - International Conference on Active Ageing, fill the registration form you find below and send it to

        Abstract submission and Registration deadline for Invited Speakers and Poster Presenters is September 5th 2016

        Registration deadline for Invited Participants and simply Participants is September 30th 2016

        The data of all participant will be visible, a few days after we receive the filled registration form, exploring the DB you find in the specific sections.


        I.C.A.A.  Scientific Committee

                                • Guido F. Amoretti, DISFOR - University of Genoa
                                • Marvin Formosa, University of Malta
                                • Antonio Guerci, DISFOR & UNESCO Chair - University of Genoa
                                • Rob Mark, UK University Association for Lifelong Learning
                                • Nicoletta Varani, DISFOR -   University of Genoa


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