Young and older people in the COVID-19 pandemic | Panel Discussion (Online Only)

Past Event

26 October 2021, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Online - Zoom

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Taking the example of the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel discussion raises the question whether young and older people can strengthen their participation and inclusion in global health governance. This question shall be addressed in a multi- and interdisciplinary dimension, encompassing International Law and Politics, and Gerontology, and in an intergenerational dimension, comprising young and older people.

Research shows increasingly that young and older people are experiencing distinct grievances in the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic seems to enforce existing inequalities. Can both groups, however, learn from one another to understand and challenge patterns of marginalisation? Which parallels can be drawn from existing activities of young and older people in the pandemic, which differences can be observed? Which intergenerational conflicts can we monitor in the COVID-19 pandemic? In addition, questions arise on an analytical level too. Which parallels can be drawn from existing research on young and older people (in the pandemic)? Which differences must be retained?

This event will take place on zoom:


Prof. Deusivania Falcão (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Nena Georgantzi (AGE Platform Europe)

Prof. Anna Holzscheiter (TU Dresden, Germany)

Alicia Maldonado (UN Youth Delegate of Peru)

Dr Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez (WHO)

Emily Schuler (Catholic University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Prof. Marta Sugareva (University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Prof. Piotr Szukalski (University of Lodz, Poland)

Prof. Merita Xhumari (University of Tirana, Albania)

This seminar series is organised by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing