Friday, 24 November 2017 11:26

GRAGE Open Day & workshop in Kiev (Ukraine)

A GRAGE open day was held at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), focusing on an international workshop on “Transfer of Innovation for Elderly People in the Urban Environment”. 

The workshop was launched with an address in video by GRAGE project coordinator Prof. Francesca Spigarelli, Vice-Chairman of the University of Macerata and counted high attendance by academics, professionals and related stakeholders including: professors, researchers, post-graduate students of different departments of Taras University; the Taras University Center of European Social Law Implementation; the Taras University Legal Clinic; the Taras University Veterans’ Council; the I.Malynovskyi Institute of Law of the National University of Ostroh Academy; representatives of NGOs “Women for change”, “Charitable foundation Clever Power”, “Institute of rehabilitation and social technologies”; representatives of the Verchovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine) (Mrs. Alina Neselevska) and assistants of people’s deputies (Members of Parliament of Ukraine); the Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine; CNR Italy representative Prof. Gianfranco Tamburelli.
The teachers and students of the specialised school No.281 of the city of Kyiv were the event’s special guests.

GRAGE project researchers presented their experiences and findings:

GRAGE as an instrument of transfer of social innovations for elderly people. A New dimension of the University mission”
Olena Motuzenko, PhD Geography, Associate Professor, Geography of Ukraine Chair, Geography Faculty of Taras University

“Human Rights of Elderly People; the case of Ukraine”
Olesya Otradnova, DSc. Law, Professor, Civil Law Department of Taras University

Presentation of the survey “Auto identification of elderly people legal defense” results
Oleksandr Dmytruk, DSc., professor, Geography of Ukraine Chairman, Geography Department, Taras University & Viktoriia Kiptenko, PhD Geography, Associate Professor, Regional Studies and Tourism Chair, Geography Department of Taras University

“The Mediterranean Diet as the best practice for elderly people”
Daryna Petlina, post-graduate (PhD) student, Geography of Ukraine Chair, Geography Faculty of Taras University

The open discussion among the workshop participants was proven of high interest for collaboration, knowledge transfer and implementation in Ukraine. The proposals put forward will be elaborated during the GRAGE conference to be held in Kyiv in March 2018.

The Open Day and workshop was held on 24 November 2017 in the frame of the GRAGE project where Taras University participates as partner. The European H2020 MSCA-RISE project GRAGE: Grey and Green in Europe: Elderly Living in Urban Areas, explores, among others, the European environmental policy and elderly people, “green constructing” for elderly people, demographic dynamics and new architecture, land management, urban agriculture and information technologies of “green” urban lifestyle. Partners’ researchers participate in the project through mobility to other countries, academic and non-academic institutions. Over 50 academics, including those from Taras University, have embarked on mobility experience.

 See announcement also here


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