Organizations and Foundations
ŽIVOT 90 is a non-government organization with a 30-year tradition. ŽIVOT 90 pursue a goal to support the independence of older people in their daily life. The centre of Život 90 is in Prague, however, their help reaches people all over the Czech Republic. Thanks to this organization, the older people have a guide and companion when they are in full health and creativity, and when their strength starts to decline, the organization offers a helping hand to those who care for them. ŽIVOT 90 in this matter helps more than 1500 older people every day.
Gerontologický institut, o.p.s. (Gerontological Institute) was founded in 2011 by the non-governmental organization ŽIVOT 90. The centre of the institute is the problematic of age and ageing in the field of education, counselling, and analysis. The main activities of Gerontological Institute concern planning and organization of international conferences as well as workshops and seminars focused on simulation and preparation for ageing.
Foundation was established in 2008. Since then, the foundation has divided among non-profit organizations helping seniors over 30 million Czech Crowns. As part of their “Introduction without Worries” project, they have helped thousands of seniors to live in dignity at home. They regularly participate in international conferences, and have presented their work several times at the UN. In their small team you will find professional social workers who are always learning from their clients and who will always be flexible and individual to help the older persons as their situation demands.
The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 75 countries. The IFA began operations in 1973, at a time when the social and economic impact of population ageing was only beginning to be understood by governments around the world.
The IFA has general consultative status at the United Nations and its agencies, and is in formal relations with the World Health Organization. The IFA has been involved in drafting key initiatives such as the UN Principles for Older Persons, actively advocating for older people to be recognized in the Sustainable Development Goals, and maintaining a strong voice in the dialogue on how to best protect the rights of older people globally.
The non-profit organization was founded in 2013 and is dedicated exclusively to the issue of age management in the field of education and consulting for companies and individuals.
The aim of the organization is to promote the development of the concept of age management and working ability on a scientific basis and the transfer of good practice from abroad. Our members initiated and implemented the transfer of the concept of work ability and age management methods through the international project "Age Management Strategy in the Czech Republic" from Finland to the Czech Republic already in 2010.
We are currently implementing activities based on internationally standardised methods:
- Work Ability Index (Work Ability Index 1.0)
- Towards Successful Seniority™ programme
- Personal & Company Radar (Work Ability Index 2.0)
We have been a member of the Czech and Slovak Age Management Association since 2017. We are involved in the implementation of international projects and work closely with partner organizations in many EU countries.
When generations meet, miracles happen!
In Between Us, ops we support the meeting of people of all generations. We want the oldest to understand the youngest. To discover together how beautiful and enriching their worlds are when they interconnect. Public benefit society The idea of an intergenerational meeting spreads among us. Representatives of any generation who will be approached by our activities have the opportunity to participate in our projects and has a taste for adding. We are ready to convey information clearly and quickly and to involve it in projects. We value everyone who joins us and who is not indifferent to connecting generations. Together, our team managed to achieve this in cooperation with educators, activators and other supporters sophisticated system of intergenerational meetings in the main five programs .
We support the regular, planned networking of a generation of seniors, children and people of working age, based on their intrinsic motivation, in the local community with the aim of discovery, knowledge, enrichment and mutual respect.
AGE’s vision encompasses an inclusive society, based on well-being for all, solidarity between generations and full entitlement to enjoy life, participate in and contribute to society. At the same time, each person’s rights and responsibilities throughout their life course have to be fully respected.
- We raise the aspirations and needs of older people bridging the gap between them and policymakers
- We transform our members’ experiences and ideas into policy proposals, advocacy, campaigning, dissemination actions and projects
- We support our members’ active involvement in AGE’s work while promoting mutual learning and networking.
Elpida is a non-profit organization that has been supporting seniors in active life since 2002. It operates 2 educational centres in Prague, a nationwide free telephone Senior Citizens Line 800 200 007, publishes the magazine VITAL, has a ladies choir Elpida and is behind the project Socks from Grandma. Elpida is a pioneer in media education for seniors and a leader in training for workers with seniors in the SEFTE training academy. It is currently developing a unique e-learning platform that will allow seniors across the country better access to education and culture.
MILA was founded in 2018. Back then, under the name Management for Nonprofits, we had one ambition. To organize training courses for NGOs. However, our founder, Simona Bagarová, was working as a volunteer in a senior citizens' home at the time. The encounter with undignified and poor quality care affected her so much that she decided to 'do something'.
Today there are nine of us. We work with eight nursing homes a year. We base our work on openness, meaningfulness, honesty and joy. We work to raise the prestige of the nursing profession and improve conditions for it. We are based on the belief that only where the caregivers are happy can the clients be happy.
Academic and Research Activities
The Institute acts as an information hub for research on ageing at The University of Manchester and serves as an entry point for those interested in our research. MICRA works with academics from any discipline interested in research on ageing, and promotes ageing as a focus for research. Areas include architecture, economics, engineering, history, life sciences, medicine and sociology.
MICRA work alongside academics to develop their research proposals and help them connect with practitioners, policy makers and older people. The institute can support at each stage of the research project delivery, including dissemination, impact and knowledge transfer.
The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing was established in 1998. Its aim is to undertake research into the implications of population change. They are a multi-disciplinary group with demography as our main disciplinary focus, and links into all four University Divisions. Its researchers work in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe, and we run the Population Networks AFRAN (Africa) LARNA (Latin America) EAST (Central and Eastern Europe).
The Research Committee on Aging (RC 11) is one of 55 Research Committees of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The on-going scientific activities of the ISA are decentralised in these Research Committees, with each addressing a specific area in sociology. The purpose of the Research Committee on Ageing is to encourage high quality research on ageing within and between countries.
The Research Network on Ageing in Europe – founded in 2001 – aims to facilitate international collaboration among ageing researchers. To achieve this goal, the Research Network organises highly successful paper sessions at The European Sociological Association’s (ESA) conferences. In addition, they produce a newsletter, maintain a mailing list, and communicate their activities via various social media platforms.
Based in sociology, but with a dedication to interdisciplinary co-operation, the “Research Network on Ageing in Europe” (RN01) facilitates international contacts and collaboration among those with research interests in ageing.
Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy – responds to research, policy and societal challenges with respect to the social exclusion of older people in Europe, and beyond. Involving researchers, policy stakeholders and older people, ROSEnet adopts a new and innovative approach to knowledge production and knowledge transfer on multi-dimensional forms of disadvantage in later life.
They are focused on exclusion in economic, social, services, civic-rights, and community and spatial domains, how these forms of disadvantage interact in old age and the ways in which developing shared understandings of exclusion in later life can direct meaningful policy and practice.
The emphasis of the Alma Mater Europaea undergraduate program in Social Gerontology is on helping students understand the process of aging from an intergenerational symbiosis perspective.
Gerontologists study the cultural, physical, social, and economic conditions of older adults. Social Gerontology is concerned with more social aspects of how aging affects populations. In recent years, issues in minority aging have received particular attention. By most accounts, careers in the field of aging are going to be among the next big things in the 21st Century workplace.
Centre of Longevity and Long-term Care (CELLO) is an interdisciplinary scientific unit at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University. The centre is focused on the areas of care, ethics of care, longevity and dis/ability. It connects research with practice, engaging students, scientists and carers, as well as staff and clients from the health and social care sectors. The CELLO team is involved in training of specialists in the fields of long-term care, geriatrics, gerontology and ethics of care. It contributes to policy making and public discussion in the areas of health care and social services.
CELLO is a member of the ‘Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres’. For many years, it has been collaborating closely with the Gerontology Centre, the Czech Alzheimer Society and Alzheimer Europe.
The project Kaleido by Flying Kale focuses on the improvement of the social and health care in the Czech Republic through provision of virtual experiences for elderly activation via the VR headset.
Kaleido offers experiences tailor-made to the needs and preferences of the elderly in cooperation with activation therapists. Forest walks, beach relaxation, European cities and sights with an English narrator, but also gallery walks or a violoncello concert in a baroque garden.
Web data portal data.brno was launched on March 21, 2018, targeting three distinct types of users. The first is a general public who can get to know more about their city through the data. Mainly, thanks to the City-state report, which has become very popular with the public and is always published at the end of April, it has managed to get a lot of basic information about the city into public awareness. The second type of user is professional public or students, for whom the website offers a lot of interactive long-term statistics about the city or applications, which have gained a lot of popularity overall. The third type of user is developers and IT professionals working with machine-processable datasets.
The Business for Society platform is the largest platform for responsible business in the Czech Republic, helping large and smaller companies to set and develop the principles of sustainable business and CSR. They are headed by dozens of the most important companies and cooperate with key associations, institutions and the state. BpS has long been committed to setting a social and business environment that sees age as an important variable in the labour market. It has celebrated successes, for example, with the programme "Support for Carers in the Labour Market". Lucie Vidovićová has also long been working with BpS Plaforma as a judge of the Top Responsible Company competition in the area of Diversity, where, for example, IKEA Czech Republic won the award in 2022 for the project "Skills for employment".
SenQuality wants to raise awareness for the importance of planning for later life in a positive way and offer an individual, easily accessible, and flexible planning tool for own measures. The project’s priority is individual preparation for life later in order to support well-being in the third and fourth age.
In the project, we understand ageing as a multidimensional process that effects life in many different ways. We therefore focus not only on financial preparation or health measures but on a total of 9 interconnected life domains: finances, emergencies and exceptional circumstances, mental and physical fitness, housing, looks and appearance, social relationships, health, leisure activities and lifestyle, and work and employment. We based this approach on the works of researchers Anna E. Kornadt and Klaus Rothermund.
The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) is a Not for Profit organization, founded in 1997, dedicated to the global prevention of the abuse of older people. INPEA holds ECOSOC status with the United Nations. The network is a nonprofit organization that aims to increase society's ability, through international collaboration, to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the later years of life will be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation while at the same time acknowledging the diversity of culture, background, and life style of the world population.