Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Outreach activities

AgeCap researchers regularly give lectures for the public, for organizations, and politicians, and participate in several activities directed at the general public or other stakeholders. Some examples are described below.

  • Meetings with politicians and other stakeholders

    Meetings with politicians and other stakeholders

    Target groups: Politicians and other stakeholders.

    AgeCap was visited by the minister of social affairs early 2018 and the director of AgeCap was invited to the Swedish parliament to talk to the leading opposition party Moderaterna in 2017. AgeCap has also organised symposia with politicians, old age organisations, media representatives, unions, and employers organisations in Almedalen to discuss e.g. retirement age, how to make people work longer, older people in media, how to finance research in relation to old age, how to implement strategies in the health care system to prevent dementia etc
    In February 2017, AgeCap had a site visit from Forte’s general director Ethel Forsberg.

  • Forte Talks

    Forte Talks

    Target groups: International and Swedish researchers, decision-makers and other actors within health, working life and welfare, the public, and media.

    AgeCap participated at Forte Talks in 2016 with a stand and scientific conversations with Ingmar Skoog (EPINEP) and Magnus Lindwall (ADA-Gero).

  • Nobel week dialogue

    Nobel week dialogue

    Target groups: Researchers, the public, various stakeholders and decision-makers, and media.

    Ingmar Skoog participated in a panel to discuss diseases of ageing at the Nobel week dialogue in December 2014. The theme was The Age to come and the aim was to discuss new scientific and cultural perspectives on ageing. The discussions were broadcasted.

  • Almedalen

    Almedalen

    Target groups: Almedalen is a yearly meeting in Sweden with leading politicians, persons from industry, media, unions and other stakeholders and decision-makers.

    AgeCap has participated in various activities during Almedalen since 2014 (for some film recordings see agecap.gu.se/aktuellt/media/almedalen). Here follows information on specific activities the different years.

    2014

    Ingmar Skoog took part in a seminar on ageing organised by University of Gothenburg with the talk Is 70 the new 20?

    2015

    AgeCap hosted two seminars in Almedalen 2015. The first was titled How do we best stimulate Swedish ageing research in a world of ageing? The panel comprised Anders Palmgren (moderator), Ingmar Skoog (director AgeCap), Susanne Iwarsson (director CASE, Mats Thorslund (professor ARC), Ewa Ställdal (director-general Forte), Sven Stafström (director-general VR), Gösta Bucht (professor emeritus Umeå University), Pernilla Baralt (Secretary of State), and Pam Fredman (Vice-Chancellor University of Gothenburg).

    The second seminar was titled Can we work until our 90s? The panel comprised Anders Palmgren (moderator), Ingmar Skoog (director AgeCap), Björn Halleröd (professor LEXLIV), Boo Johansson ( professor ADA-Gero), Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff (professor FRESH), Lasse Thörn (LO), Irene Wennemo (Government Offices), Carina Lindfeldt (Svenskt näringsliv), and Ulf Kristersson (spokesman for economic policy, M).

    Ingmar Skoog also participated as invited speaker in four other seminars related to ageing and health:

    • Every fourth Swedish person is over 65 years, are their skills being used? (hosted by SAM-Språk)
    • Swedish Elderly psychiatry must be developed, not discontinued (hosted by SPF Seniorerna)
    • What is the point of getting older? (hosted by Jonsereds herrgård/University of Gothenburg and Studieförbundet Bilda)
    • The life of older persons – do we care enough? (hosted by 1,6 & 2,6 million club).

    2016

    AgeCap took part in Almedalen with various activities in 2016. We hosted one symposium titled We can prevent dementia, but who will pay? The panel comprised Anders Palmgren (moderator), Ingmar Skoog, Anders Wimo, Jenny Petersson (M) Member of Parliament, and Commissioner in the advisory committee of social affairs with responsibility for questions about aging and old age, Madeleine Harby Samuelsson (S) Secretary of State, Liselotte Jansson, the Alzheimer Foundation. Furthermore, the Minister for the Elderly, Åsa Regnér, met AgeCap researchers and tried on our Age Simulation Suit (see film on https://agecap.gu.se/aktuellt/media/almedalen/2016 We also had a tent for two days presenting with various AgeCap activities. The visitors could have Snax with an researcher, participating in our Ageing quiz, and share their experiences related to ageing and health. We also had a hot chair – an activity where AgeCap researchers were asked questions about different aspect of ageing by the public
    (Moderators: Anders Palmgren and Inmgar Skoog). This activity was recorded and is available through this embeded SoundCloud recording:

    2017

    AgeCap took part in Almedalen with a symposium entitled Soon we will be more persons over 65 than under 16 - Crisis or opportunity? The symposium was divided into short presentations followed by conversation between researchers and politicians, media persons, the political parties’ youth organizations and representatives from seniors organizations. The panel comprised Anders Palmgren (moderator), Ingmar Skoog (moderator), Maria Edström (JMG, researcher), Maria Solevid (researcher in political science), Danile Seldén (researcher in sociology), Ulrika Lagerlöf Nilsson (researcher in historical science), Ethel Forsberg (general director Forte), Christina Rogestam (SPF Seniorerna), Christina Tallberg (PRO), Casten Almqvist (chair TV4), Jan Helin, program director (SVT) Marianne Rönnberg Galmor (Bjuvs nytt), Madeleine Harby Samuelsson (S, Secretary of State), Katarina Brännström (Moderaterna), Sandra Fogelberg (Grön Ungdom), Joar Forssell (Liberal Ungdom), Sofia Fölster (MUF), Niklas Säwén (SSU), and Elin Moren (Ung vänster). The following topics were discussed;

     a) Older people in media: Invisible, adventurer or happy lottery winners?
    b) The democratic deficit when older people are depicted in the media
    c) Working longer - Do we have to work all our lives?
    d) Demographic changes in the past and present - worrying, challenging or a new opportunity?

  • The Gothenburg Science festival

    The Gothenburg Science festival

    Target groups: The public, various stakeholders, and decision-makers, and media

    2014

    In 2014, AgeCap arranged a seminar titled: A conversation related to older persons capability – from genes to sociaty. The conversation was led by director Ingmar Skoog, and the Principal investigators from the other four research groups (Synneve Dahlin Ivanoff, Boo Johansson, Kaj Blennow, and Björn Halleröd) participated in the discussion.

    2015

    In 2015, AgeCap arranged a seminar with the title: Ageing is also living – reports from AgeCap. The seminar comprised the following presenations:

    • 70 is the new 20 (Ingmar Skoog, EPINEP)
    • Can we keep our memory and cognitive functions in spite of old age? Prerequisites and risks (Linda Hassing, ADA-Gero)
    • Factors related to individuals staying in working life even in high age (Björn Halleröd, LEXLIV)
    • A good and worthy life when we grow older - if we can have self-determination in our everyday lives (Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Anna Dunér, Greta Häggblom-Kronlöf, Qarin Lood, Kajsa Eklund, FRESH)
    • Two aspects of life – lust and death (Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg och Nils Beckman, EPINEP).

    2016

    In 2016 AgeCap held a seminar with the title Distinctive but not yet equal in the fall of ageing- reports from AgeCap. The seminar comprised the following presentations:

    • To catch the unique in health promoting meetings ( Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Susanne Gustafsson, Greta Häggblom Kronlöf , FRESH)
    • What is the point of retirement? (Mattias Bengtsson , LEXLIV)
    • Resilience – or to to flourish despite disability and multiple illness (Hanna Falk, EPINEP)
    • Depression in older persons – distinctive and unequal risk (Pia Gudmundsson, EPINEP

    2017

    AgeCap held a seminar at the Gothenburg Science Festival with the title Trust in the welfare society - Do we dare to grow old? The seminar was organized as a discussion between researchers from different fields within AgeCap. Participating researchers were Ingmar Skoog (moderator), Lena Wängnerud (Political science), Maria Edström (Journalism, Media and Communication), Thomas Erhag (Dept. of Law), and Therese Bäckman (Dept. of Law).

  • The Svenska Demensdagarna

    The Svenska Demensdagarna

    Target groups: Health care providers, health care professionals, and medical staff

    2016

    AgeCap took part in the Svenska Demensdagarna with a stand where the visitors could talk to AgeCap researchers, answer questions about life quality and capability, and receive information about activities within the Centre. In addition, we participated with several presentations; Ageing – prerequisites for cognitive health and well-being (Boo Johansson, ADA-Gero), Latest news on Alzheimer´s disease (Henrik Zetterberg, NEUROCHEM), and The Alzheimer´s disease medication of tomorrow – can we stop the loss of brain cells? (Anne Börjesson Hanson, EPINEP)

    2017

    Ingmar Skoog, the Director of AgeCap took part with a plenary talk on the prevention of dementia, and researcher Simona Sacuiu (EPINEP) was invited speaker.

  • Gothenburg Book Fair

    Gothenburg Book Fair

    Target groups: The general public, branch people, and media

    2016

    Ingmar Skoog took part in three activities: First a discussion (Age is just a number) with Marianne Rundström, who had written a book about forced retirement and Tobias Baudin, LO about retirement age. Second, Ingmar Skoog took part in a discussion on ethical aspects of ageing with Johanna Gustafson Lundberg, Centre fot Theology and Religious Studies Lund University, and Sara Blom, stiftsadjunkt, Göteborgs stift och Lunds stift. Third, Ingmar Skoog gave a lecture about the H70-studies. Other AgeCap members at the Book Fair were Maria Edström and Eva-Maria Svensson, who had a symposium on media: Credibility for sale?

    2017

    AgeCap organized four dialogues on ageing and learning at the book fair in 2017:

    • Ageing and learning A dialogue on aging and learning based on a journalistic, psychological and design-oriented perspective with Ingmar Skoog (EPINEP), Annika Bergström (JMG), Boo Johansson (ADA-Gero) and Lisbeth Svengren-Holm (HDK)
    • Ageing and learning A dialogue on aging and learning based on a psychological, cognitive and legal perspective with Ingmar Skoog (EPINEP), Boo Johansson (ADA-Gero), Therese Bäckman (Dept of Law) and Anders Wallin (Inst of Neuroscience and Physiology)
    • Ageing and learning A dialogue on aging and learning based on a neurochemical and sociological perspective with Ingmar Skoog (EPINEP), Henrik Zetterberg (NEUROCHEM), Maria Flisbäck (LEXLIV) and Mattias Bengtsson (LEXLIV)
    • Ageing and learning A dialogue on aging and learning based on the perspectives history, political science and health and rehabilitation with Ingmar Skoog (EPINEP), Ulrika Lagerlöf-Nilsson (Dept of Historical studies), Lena Mårtensson (FRESH) and Lena Wägnerud (Dept of Political Science)

    In addition, AgeCap reserachers took part in several other activities and seminars at the book fair:

    • What is learning? A seminar organized by the University of Gothenburg - with Ingmar Skoog (EPINEP)
    • Signs of dementia are found with the computer Analysis of speech and writing languages and eye movements using language technology can detect early-stage dementia- with Dimitrios Kokkinakis and Kristina Lundholm Fors (Dept of Swedish)
    • The voices of the archives What happens to history when groups previously marginalized are given space? Come and take part of the Swedish female biographical dictionary - with Linus Karlsson and Ulrika Lagerlöf Nilsson (Dept of Historical studies)
    • Finally unbound? First steps as a retiree The book Farewell to work gives a sociological perspectives on the meaning of retirement - with Mattias Bengtsson and Marita Flisbäck (LEXLIV)
  • Global Week at University of Gothenburg

    Global Week at University of Gothenburg

    Target groups: Researchers, and the public

    AgeCap participated in a seminar at the Global week in November 2014. Therese Rydberg (EPINEP) and Susanne Gustafsson (FRESH) presented our centre.

  • Open Seminar - Challenges in Ageing and health

    Open Seminar - Challenges in Ageing and health

    Target groups: The public (in specific the older population), and health care professionals.

    In order to develop our research and to identify gaps of knowledge, we organized an open seminar with a panel discussion including health- and elderly care professionals, and researchers from AgeCap in Maj 2015. The approximately 60 older persons who joined the seminar contributed with their own experiences regarding challenges and capabilities related to ageing and health. The results from these written contributions were summarized during a coffee brake and were presented and discussed in the end of the seminar.

  • Educational activities

    Educational activities

    All AgeCap activities are solidly based on the ideas of “complete academic environments”, in which research is closely linked with educational efforts and various outreach activities. A presumption for reaching the goal of AgeCap is our multidisciplinary research platform. In relation to higher education within AgeCap, the next generation of researchers and master students from various disciplines are fostered in multidisciplinary research. Knowledge regarding capability in ageing is incorporated in several educational programs at the University of Gothenburg through the involvement of lecturing by AgeCap members. For example, the concept of capability is a central concept in the first semester of the post graduate program in specialist nursing in elderly care at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences. In addition, at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, ageing has been included as a part of the education for journalists. A toolkit for journalists is also being developed. Finally, in the course in psychiatry during medical education at Sahlgrenska Academy, an introductory lecture on Psychiatric disorders during the life-course has been included. In this lecture, research data from AgeCap is presented. Several researchers from AgeCap also give lectures during the course in psychiatry which ensures an aging perspective.

    Several joint PhD projects are on-going as part of AgeCap (e.g. Caroline Hasselgren sociology-psychiatry, Johan Skoog, ADA-Gero-EPINEP, Lina Rydén, EPINEP-FRESH, Therese Rydberg, EPINEP-FRESH, Hanna McInnes, FRESH - social work – LEXLIV. AgeCap is a partner of SWEAH – The Swedish National Graduate School for Competitive Science on Ageing and Health, and as part of this collaboration, AgeCap organize multidisciplinary courses regarding capability in ageing in Gothenburg. The course: Ageing: from multidisciplinary to integrative perspectives on aging and capability was given in 2016 and in 2017. This course is available also for students outside SWEAH. AgeCap has currently six PhD students who will follow the SWEAH curriculum, and more is to be expected. The AgeCap Greenhouse (see 11a) organizes regularly meetings for junior researchers within AgeCap. The main purpose with these meetings is to find new opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations through knowledge related to ongoing research projects, and to stimulate and support junior researchers in multidisciplinary research on capability in ageing.

Page Manager: Ingmar Skoog & Hanna Falk|Last update: 6/14/2018
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?