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Friday, 1 February 2013

The International Istanbul initiative on Ageing (IIIA)

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and Turyak Seniors Council Association cordially invite you to the International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing (IIIA), October 4-6, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey!

The IIIA will bring together international leaders and decisions makers, academia, industry and civil society to discuss the opportunities of population ageing to inform the regions of the Middle East, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe and neighboring countries of Turkey. In the next decade, these regions will be highly impacted by global ageing.

The IIIA is an international platform designed to engage delegates in proactive, innovative, and thought provoking discussions to leverage the social and economic capital of an ageing population; critical to ensure economic sustainability and prosperity.

Come and join the IFA and Turyak on this journey! There are many opportunities to participate!
The conference is composed of three key elements within the overarching theme of “Intergenerational Solidarity”.

The Congress aims to gather together high-level leaders and decision makers and foster meaningful discussions. Don’t miss your chance to participate in our call for papers and abstracts!
The Five Foundational Plenary Sessions of the Congress are:

1) Political Leaders Panel - Ageing in the New World
-           H.E. Mohamed Magariaf, President of Libya
-           H.E. Vladimir Filat, President of Moldova
-           H.E. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, First Lady of Niger

2) Mayoral Panel - Age-Friendly Cities the Key to Sustainability and Livability
3) Global Business (CEO) Panel - Economics of Ageing
4) World Bank Panel - Economic Prospects of Population Ageing
5) Policy Entrepreneurs Panel - Action on Ageing

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline May 31, 2013
-           $5,000USD for the Best Overall Paper
-           $2,000USD for the Best Paper in each of the four themes

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline May 31, 2013
For paper and abstract guidelines and themes visit the IFA website for further information.

Expo 50+ Istanbul will spark a new wave of innovation and design to improve the quality of life of an ageing demographic!

- 10,000 square meters featuring advances in technology, assistive devices, and innovative designs
- 400+ exhibitors

- 10,000+ individuals walking through

Expo 50+ Istanbul will also feature an “Age-friendly Cities Zone” where cities and communities from around the world will display their age-friendly projects and initiatives and demonstrate the benefits of active ageing and integrating and engaging older people!

This Age-friendly Cities Zone will be the opportunity for your age-friendly city or community to share its work and ideas, but also learn from other communities to promote an integrated network.
Sign up for a booth at Expo 50+ Istanbul Today!


The competition aspires to the prospective creation of new designs and initiatives while promoting a shift in thinking that focuses on the specific needs of an increasingly important population segment.
Here is your chance to show us what your city or community has to offer! We want to recognize the important work of age-friendly cities and communities from around the world; dedicated to improving the lives of ageing residents in their community!

DEADLINE: February 28, 2013

Deadlines are close so enter the competition now!

Two Categories:

Best Existing Age-Friendly Initiative or Design: $20,000

Show us your age-friendly design/initiative! Does it integrate older adults in the community, promote inclusivity and enable through accessible environments? Yes? We want to see you in Istanbul!
Best “Future Vision” of an Age-Friendly City or Community: $20,000
What do you envision for your city or community as the population ages? Do you have a plan for the ageing demographic in your city? Join the competition and showcase what your city or community is planning!
Please visit the IFA website for more information on the International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing.
You can also subscribe to the IFA eNews for regular updates on the International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing.

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