On the 5th of September 2023, a workshop was held in Pau, at the University of Pau and the Adour Region, within the project “International levers and local implementation of active ageing rights”. Funded by UniTo’s Grant for internationalization - GFI II CALL, under the scientific responsibility of Prof.ssa Lorenza Mola of the Law Department, the project addresses the question of whether and how the relevant international instruments, at both universal and European level, which are sources of obligations for States, provide local authorities with a substantial parameter in shaping public policies and realizing the rights relating to active ageing.
The workshop was organized by Stéphanie Rabiller and Elisa Fois from the Institut Fédératif de recherches sur les Transitions Juridiques, from one of the partner universities of the UNITA consortium. It gathered academics, local stakeholders and Council of Europe officers. The aim of the workshop was to investigate the international, European and domestic (French and Italian) legal frameworks and articulate relevant research questions in light of the inputs from representatives of local authorities, associations and NGOs.
The participants of the workshop were Giovanni Boggero, Luca Calzolari, Tanja Cerruti, Joëlle Long, Roberto Medda, Lorenza Mola, Nikos Papadopoulos (University of Turin); Marc Azavant, Etoile Blanco, Elisa Fois, Stéphanie Rabiller, Guatier Zunquin (University of Pau and the Adour Region); Marco Orlando (National Association of Italian Municipalities - ANCI Piemonte); Ambre Laplaud (Gérontopôle Nouvelle-Aquitaine); Pauline Dubois (Association of Local Social Action Professionals – ACTA); Tanya Montanari and Laurent Viotti (Council of Europe’s Secretariat, Department of Social Rights).
Presentation of preliminary results and further consultation and exchanges among partners and stakeholders will take place on 8 November 2023 at the University of Turin, at the Luigi Einaudi Campus.