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International workshop on silver economy

University of Maribor hosted the international workshop on silver economy, where we discussed the importance of active ageing and the role that the University can play in this regard. Professionals from abroad elaborated how this field is approached at certain other European universities and the employees of the University of Maribor presented our activities regarding active ageing.    


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Bellow you can find some presentation from the workshop: 


​Welcome speech

Prof. Dr. Janja Hojnik, Vice-rector for Quality, Human Resources and

Legal Affairs, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Chair: Prof. dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Global Perspectives of Silver Economy Development

Christine O'Kelly, Age-Friendly Coordinator Age-Friendly University Global Network c/o Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

DCU: Age-Friendly University

Dr. Paul Timmers, Independent entrepreneur, academic and advisor on technology, policy, economy & society at Independent, Belgium

Global perspectives of silver economy development

Dr. Alberto Sanna, Director Center for Advanced Technology in Health & Wellbeing, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy

Health & well-being in in socio-technological ecosystems

Dr. Attila Sik, MD., Professor & Director, Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary
Dr. Emil Toescu, MD, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Chair: Prof. dr. Peter Glavič, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Silver Economy & Related Activities at the University of Maribor 

Professor Emeritus ddr. Matjaž Mulej, Faculty of Bussiness and Economics, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Management of older workers: a strategic approach leads to business success

Izr. Prof. Dr. Urban Bren, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Vice-rector for knowledge transfer

Beneficial health effects of Resveratrol

Dr. Nevenka Krčevski Škvarc, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Pain alleviation _ important factor for quality of life in seniors with dementia

Izr. Prof. Dr. Suzana Kraljič, Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Basics of elder law

Doc. Dr. Petra Weingerl, Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Age discrimination in the case law of the EU court of justice

Prof. Dr. Matjaž Perc, Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Impact of aging on the evolution of cooperation in the spatial prisoner's dilemma game


Concluding thoughts:

Prof. dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor

Inventory of current research and researchers in this field within the framework of the University of Maribor. Establish links with the Vice-rectors of the universities in the neighbouring countries who are interested in the field. Invite to the cooperation the executives of the companies, heads of non-governmental organizations and the municipalities' mayors in the region interested in the topic. Propose the date of the next workshop in fall 2019 so that potential stakeholders can reserve time.


Prof. dr. Zoran REN, VICE-RECTOR for Science and Research, University of Maribor

For the university it is important to provide conditions for close cooperation between generations and assure efficient transfer of experience and good practices. Not only for current university employees but also for retirees, which can still contribute a lot to university progress at all levels of its operation. The University of Maribor is dedicated to provide such conditions not only in its strategic documents but also in daily life with particular attention to small details that matter. 

​For more information go to: http://eregion.eu/9-4-2019-eservices-provision-seniors-55-cross-border-eregion-consultation/


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