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 EU’s and Taiwan’s Responses to the Societal Challenge of Ageing


Date: August 19, 2011
Venue:1st Conference Room, College of Social Sciences, NTU

EUTW, together with the Social Policy Research Center of the National Taiwan University and the European Economic and Trade Office, jointly organized a direct dialogue with EU officers on the topic: EU’s and Taiwan’s Responses to the Societal Challenges of Aging held on August 19, 2011 at the 1st Conference Room, College of Social Sciences, NTU.

In attendance were a number of key personalities. Director General of the European Union Centre in Taiwan and Jean Monnet Chair Dr. Hungda Su and Mr. Frederic LAPLANCHE of the European Economic and Trade Office gave their welcome remarks while the keynote speech on “European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing” was presented by Madame Karolina Lagiewka of DG SANCO. Some of the discussants present at the event were Dr. Pei-Shan YANG (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, NTU), Mr. Yee-kong LEE (Senior Executive Officer, Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.) and Ms. Yen-Lin KU (Advisor, Awakening Foundation). Legislators and friends from the media were present as well, which added to the lively and fruitful discussion of Taiwan’s actual situation and policies towards its ageing society.

Through this event, the guests and speakers from both the EU and Taiwan provided greater awareness and understanding to each other and likewise in this way, Taiwan can be better prepared to deal with the future of its ageing society.

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