Ahead of the next SHAPES Dialogue Workshop, the consortium shares the report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, examining the significance of data for the realization of the human rights of older persons, as a prerequisite for evidence-based and informed decision-making and normative action. In the document, the Independent Expert analyses the current data gap on older persons, its causes, and its impact on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, as well as the prospects and risks associated with the data revolution in this context.
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has launched an online survey to better understand the consequences of the pandemic for civil society organisations and how they responded to the new COVID-19 challenges. The information collected during that survey will allow the EESC to define policy recommendations that may help you better prosecute your mission in the coming period.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected older people disproportionately, especially those living in long-term care facilities. In many countries, evidence shows that more than 40% of COVID-19 related deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities, with figures being as high as 80% in some high-income countries. Concerted action is needed to mitigate the impact across all aspects of long-term care, including home- and community-based care, given that most users and providers of care are those who are vulnerable to severe COVID-19.
The European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing (EWAHA) that will take place from 2-6 November, 2020. The program will not only look into the most pressing and emerging consequences of COVID-19 on the older population in Europe. It will also act as a warm up for the Forum in Trieste Italy in May 2021.
Designed to support the 1st Dialogue Workshop organised by SHAPES, the project’s consortium got engaged into an online campaign, running in April and May 2020. However, that was no easy period to deal with not-strictly COVID-19 related content, both in traditional media and social media. With the Coronavirus locking the whole European continent down and monopolising both the virtual debate and impacting on the real life, it was hard to focus on something else.
The first dialogue workshop was supposed to take place in the Czech Republic on May 12 and 13 May. It however run virtually on Youtube and Zoom, showing how technology can help overcome some obstacles in life. Although interactions and networking were obviously less spontaneous, the event – eventually held on May 12th only – allows more than 80 stakeholders to virtually meet and exchange over four major topics, dear to the SHAPES project in that specific moment: