The INTERLINKS Final Conference

Improving long-term care for older people in Europe  - together!

12-14 October 2011

Baden near Vienna (Austria) - Hotel Schloss Weikersdorf

Programme and documentation

Thursday, 13 October 2011

09.00 Welcome and introduction

  • Anton Hörting
    Head of Department V/6 - Ageing and Volunteering Policies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Maria Siomos
    European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

  • Bernd Marin
    European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

09.30 INTERLINKS Presentation

11.00 The identity of long-term care: Values, missions and definitions

14.00 Presentation of sub-themes, key-issues and selected Practice Examples by themes
3 Parallel working groups

Working Group 1: Policy and Governance

Working Group 2: Management & Leadership

Working Group 3: Processes and Pathways

16.00 Presentation of sub-themes, key-issues and selected Practice Examples by themes
2 Parallel working groups

Working Group 4: Organisational Structures 

Working Group 5: Means and Resources 

17.30 Plenary Session: Feedback

18.00 End of day 1

Friday, 14 October 2011 

09.00 Introduction to the market place

10.00 Market place

  • Interactive exhibition of Practice Examples (posters, PC stations for online-feedback in small groups, feedback)
  • See

12.00 INTERLINKS and the future of long-term care
Plenary discussion and feedback with inputs from:

13.00 End of conference