30 April 2019


Friday (14th  June 2019)
9.00 -10.00 Registration (Room 7, ground floor )
10.00 -10.30 Open Ceremony  (Aula, 2nd floor)
10.30 -10.45 Fifteen minutes of music
10.45 -12.00 Panel: Combating  elder abuse in the context of  the UN Convention of Human Rights of Older Persons
12.00 -12.30 Coffee Break
12.30 -14.00  Panel:   A Review of Current National, Regional and International Policy
14.00 -15.00 Lunch
15.00 -16.30 Elder abuse -International Systemic Solution. Part 1-PREVENTION
16.30- 16.45 Coffee Break
17.00 -18.00 Visiting  at The Senior Activity Center in Krakow  (for interested)
19.00 -21.00 Dinner (The Mayor of the City Krakow)
Saturday 15th June 2019
10.00 -11.30 Elder abuse -international systemic solution. Part 2 – PROTECTION
11.30 -12.00 Coffee Break
12.00 -13.30 Violence against older people – local experiences
13.30 -14.30 Lunch
14.30 -15.00 Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations
15.30 -17.30 A walk around Krakow with a guide (in English)

for interested



Friday (14.06.2019)

9.00 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.45 – Open Ceremony

10.45 -12.00 Combating  elder abuse in the context of Convention of Human Rights of Older Persons

The Chair: Silvia Perel-Levin (Chair of the NGO Committee On Ageing at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland)

Rio Hada, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations

Prof. Andrew  Byrnes, Ph.D. (NHRI, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, Sydney, Australia)

Anna Chabiera, Senior Specialist, Discrimination Unit, Office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights HR Expert (Poland)

Dr. Claudia  Mahler (German Institute for Human Rights) Discussion

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee Break


12.30– 14.00  Panel: High Level Response to Elder Abuse – A Review of Current  National, Regional and Inter-National Policy

The chair:  Susan Somers  (INPEA  President, USA)

Inter-governmental Organization

World Health Organization – Mr. Yongjie Yon

National Reviews

China –  Mr.Wang Shaozhong (China National Committee on Ageing)

 Poland- Mr. Jacek Jarosiński (The Department of Senior Policy, Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy)

Israel – Ms. Ariela Lowenstein

Australia –  Mr. Andrew  Byrnes

International NGO’s

International  Red Cross –  Mr. Milutin Vracevic


14.00 – 15.00 lunch

15.00-16.30 Elder abuse -International Systemic Solution. PART 1 – PREVENTION

The chair: Prof. Ariela Lowenstein, Ph.D. (Social Gerontology Center for Research & Study of Aging, Dept. of Gerontology, Haifa University, ISRAEL/ INPEA European Representative)

Natasha Todorović, MPH; Milutin Vracevic, MD MPH (Health and Care, Red Cross of Serbia/ INPEA)

Prevention of elder abuse through awareness raising and information campaigns

Yongjie Yon, Ph.D.- World Health Organization (WHO)

The public health approach to elder abuse prevention in Europe: Progress and challenges

Prof.Ariela Lowenstein, Ph.D (University of Haifa, Israel)

Elder Abuse as a Social Issue:Innovative policy and service developments. The Israeli experience

Pille Tsopp-Paga, (Women’s Support and Information Center, Finland)

Older female victims of abuse-recognizing, identifying and supporting women in need. The study of 6 European countries

16.15-16.30 Discussion

16.30-16.45 Coffee break

17.00-18.00 Visiting at The Senior Activity Center in Krakow (for interested)

19.00 -22.00  Dinner (The Mayor of the City Krakow)


Saturday (15.06.2019)

10.00-11.30- Elder abuse -international systemic solution. PART 2 – PROTECTION

The chair: Natasha Todorović, MPH (Health and Care Program Manager, Red Cross, Serbia/INPEA)

Prof. Marie Beaulieu Ph.D. (School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke/ INPEA, Canada)

A better understanding of help seeking by mistreated and bullied older adults

Prabhat Kiran Pradhan (Alzheimers and Related Dementia Society Nepal/ Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People)

Alzheimer’s, Dementia  and Mental Health:  Promoting Supportive and  Protective  Environments for Older Persons in  Nepal

Natasha Todorović, MPH (Health and Care Program Manager, Red Cross, Serbia/INPEA)

New protection mechanisms from elder abuse – case study in Serbia

Prof. Beata Bugajska, dr  Rafał Iwański (University of Szczecin, City Szczecin)

Support for carers of dependents as a protection against care negligence – evaluation of solutions implemented in Szczecin.

11.15-11.30 Discussion

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.30 Violence against older people-local  experiences

The chair:  Prof.Jolanta Maćkowicz, Ph.D.(Pedagogical University of Cracow/  INPEA National Representative of Poland)

Prof. Małgorzata Halicka,  Anna Szafranek, Ph.D. (University of Bialystok, POLAND)

Violence against older women from a husband-experience in the Podlasie region ((north-eastern Poland)

Mgr Małgorzata Łyżwińska-Kustra (The city center for social welfare in Krakow)

Combating elder  abuse-Cracow experience

Police Officer: Mgr Barbara Leśniak (Police Department of Prevention),

Interwention strategies of domestic violence-the blue card procedure

 Mgr Magdalena Rutkiewicz (Fundacja Projekt Starsi)

Using the drama method at work with  victims of violence

13.15-13.30 Discussion

13.30-14.30 lunch


14.30-15.00-Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

15.30- A walk around Krakow with a guide (in English)