International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing

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Achieving Intergenerational Solidarity

From October 4-6, 2013,  the International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing (IIIA)
was held in Istanbul, Turkey at the WOW International Convention Center.  Organized by the IFA, in cooperation with Turyak Seniors Council Association, the conference proceedings were a great success.  The conference featured  expertly curated plenary panel sessions, captivating concurrent session presentations, stimulating dialogue, a fascinating Trade Fair, interactive workshops, and much more. This page provides a summary of conference proceedings.

Click Here To Read The Official IIIA Congress Declaration

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Full Program Concurrent Session ProgramPlenary Panelsworkshops

Congress Proceedings:

Age-Friendly Innovation Competition:

A groundbreaking feature of the IIIA conference was the Age-Friendly Innovation Competitions, during which a total of $40,000 USD was awarded to the winners of two contests; The Best Existing Age-Friendly Initiative Competition and The Best Future Vision of an Age-Friendly Initiative. 

To read more about the competition, to find out who won, and to watch videos of the top 5 submissions from each category, please click here

Best Paper Award:

Freek LapreDuring the IIIA congress, a $3000 USD prize was awarded to recognize the best full paper presented at the congress.  Amongst much tough competition and peer-reviewed scrutiny from our International Jury (as seen in the full program linked above), Dr. Freek Lapré from The Netherlands emerged as the winner.  His paper entitled “Service Quality in Nursing Homes: A construct, measurement and performance model to increase client focus in nursing homes” was written with co-author Professor Gillian Wright and  provides critical information on the quality of care in nursing homes, contributing tremendous and invaluable insight that is essential to growth and success in the aged care field.

To read Dr. Lapré’s full paper click here

To learn more about Dr. Lapré and read his biography click here


Pictures From the IIIA:

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Miscellaneous Links:

Read the statement given by plenary panel speaker H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Read IFA Director Kaye Fallick’s feedback on the conference, and in particular, her feedback on the discussion of gerontechnology and innovative ageing solutions

 Check out the social media discussion about the conference on twitter

Supported by the Government of Turkey through the Ministry of Family and Social Policy and the Ministry of Health

IIIA - Ministry of Family and Social Policy   IIIA - Ministry of Health

Key Sponsors:

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Download background information on the Initiative here: [English] [French] [Russian]