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EASPD Provider Forum Czech Republic

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 09:30 to 12:00
Healthy ageing for persons with disabilities

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Date: 10th June 2021
Time: 9.30 A.M. – 12. 00 P.M.

As the world’s population is ageing, the percentage of persons with disabilities is growing. As we get older many of us, regardless of disability, may develop a range of support needs, making the provision of services an urgent issue for social welfare systems. Older persons with disabilities face great challenges to live in dignity and equality. For instance, as they reach a certain age, persons with disabilities may lose their access to support services as they tend to be no longer considered as a person with a disability but as an “old” person. Similarly, people who acquire a disability in older age may not be considered as persons with disabilities. Those breaches of the principle of equality demonstrated the need to improve the awareness of common and specific challenges. This Provider Forum, hosted by Slezská diakonie, will be an opportunity for service providers from the Czech Republic and beyond to know more about the EU framework around ageing and good practices in ensuring a healthy ageing for persons with disabilities.

This event will have English and Czech interpretation.



Opening and Introduction

  • Zuzana Filipková, Director, Slezská diakonie
  • Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, EASPD


Disability and ageing: EU framework and good practices
Chair: Romana Bélová, Slezská diakonie

  • European key initiatives and EASPD actions on disability and ageing, Irene Bertana, EASPD
  • Multidisciplinarity in ageing and disability – opportunities and challenges, Šárka Gaudková, Slezská diakonie
  • “Get older in dignity” – sharing the good practice on the topic of ageing of the people with disabilities in Bavaria (Germany), Thorsten Walter, Diakoneo
  • Questions about ageing in the shelter houses, V. Tomášová, P. Albrechtová, O. Starostová, Diaconia ECCB

Q & A


Coffee Break


Group discussion on key actions on ageing and disability in the Czech Republic and Europe
Chair: Irene Bertana, Romana Bélová

  • Discussion in groups (20 minutes)
  • Sharing with plenary and discussion about next steps (40 minutes)



Concluding remarks

  • Romana Bélová, Slezská diakonie
  • Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, EASPD