Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Reconnecting policy making and science: how do we do it?

Study case: Active ageing & Healthy living

Bruxelles
European Parliament, Room P7C050

11th December 2014, 09.00 - 12.30


THE REGISTRATIONS TO THE EVENT ARE CLOSED. IF YOU WANT TO ENTER A WAITING LIST PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO UCLOUD@UNICATT.IT

 

 

 


 

08:15 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome address
Patrizia Toia
, MEP, Vice-chair of the Committee on Industry Research and Energy (ITRE), European Parliament
Riccardo Ribera d’Alcala, Director-General, Directorate of the Internal Policies of the Union, European Parliament
Mario Melazzini, Regional Minister of Enterprise, Research and Innovation, Lombardy Region

09:15 – 09:25 Keynote speech
The contribution of research in shaping the society of tomorrow
Franco Anelli, Rector, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

09:25 – 09:45 UCloud: new ways to foster dialogue between science and the society
Lorenzo Morelli, Chair of the Committee for Strategic Research, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


09:45 – 11:00 

Session I - Demographic Change: a significant challenge and a great social opportunity in Europe

Focus
The Panel will address the need to reconnect policy and science at Regional, National and European level and, to improve cooperation among different stakeholders with a multidisciplinary approach aiming at exploring the great impact that these processes have on grand challenges such as demographic change. It will discuss the contribution of European research policy towards a significant improvement in Europe’s research performance in order to promote growth, social services innovation and social value creation. Two examples from two relevant JPIs that are contributing to  make better use of Europe’s public funds in the field of Demographic Change will be debated. The European Commission will address how to best grow a large scale Silver Economy, including social services as an opportunity for quality of life, economic growth and competitiveness in Europe.

Panelists:

Luca Moretti, Research Attaché Italian Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU
Paolo Maria Rossini, Professor of Neurology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Chair of the JPI More Years and Better Lives
Margit Noll, Member of the Management Board of the JPI Urban Europe Management Board, Austrian Institute of Technology
Peter Wintlev, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Giuseppe Riva, Professor of Psychology and New Technologies in Communication, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Q&A


11:00 – 12:15 

Session II - Demographic Change: an opportunity to promote healthy nutrition for healthy ageing

Focus
The panel will highlight difficulties in science-policy dialogue and principles for good policy-science collaboration. It will also elaborate on stakeholder involvement and the need for a multidisciplinary approach to research aimed at better focusing the issues generated by the demographic change. The priority areas identified by the European Commission in the field of nutrition for elderly; the European food industry initiatives in nutrition and healthy diets; the contribution from the academia in nutrition and ageing will all constitute contributions to a constructive debate.

Panelists:

Jorge Pinto Antunes, Head of Unit Innovation for health and consumers, DG SANCO, European Commission
Dirk Jacobs, Deputy Director General and Director Consumer Information, Diet and Health, FoodDrinkEurope
Rafael De Andrés Medina, Member of the Management Board of the JPI Healthy diet for Healthy life
Francesco Landi, Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Q&A


12:15 – 12:30 Closing remarks

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch buffet



 

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