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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.

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Beauty of Help Foundation

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.

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International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

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.

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Age Management z.s.

Nestátní nezisková organizace byla založena v roce 2013 a věnuje se výhradně problematice age managementu v oblasti vzdělávání a poradenství pro firmy i jednotlivce.

Cílem organizace je podpora rozvoje konceptu age managementu a pracovní schopnosti na vědeckých základech a přenosu dobré praxe ze zahraničí. Naši členové iniciovali a realizovali přenos konceptu pracovní schopnosti a metod age managementu prostřednictvím mezinárodního projektu „Strategie age managementu v České republiky“ z Finska do České republiky již v roce 2010.

 V současné době realizujeme aktivity na základě mezinárodně standardizovaných metod:

  • Index pracovní schopnosti (Work Ability Index 1.0)
  • Program Profesní seniority® (Towards Successful Seniority™)
  • Personal & Company Radar (Work Ability Index 2.0)

Od roku 2017 jsme členy České a Slovenské asociace age managementu. Jsme zapojeni do realizace mezinárodních projektů a úzce spolupracujeme s partnerskými organizacemi v mnoha zemích EU.

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Academic and Research Activities

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)

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.

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The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

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).

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Research Committee on Sociology of Ageing (RC11)

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.

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Research Network on Ageing in Europe (RN01)

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.

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ROSEnet – Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion

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.

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Alma Mater Europaean Social Gerontology​

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.

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Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-Term Care CELLO

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.

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Other Projects

Project Kaleido

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.

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Project data.Brno

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.

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