European Care Conference
European Care Conference

Institute for European Affairs - INEA

27. - 28. February 2008, Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf

27th February 2008
2.00 pm
Welcome note and Opening
Professor Dr. Jürgen Gramke,
Minister of State (ret’d), Chairman of the Board at the Institute for European Affairs, Germany
Marion Caspers-Merk,
Member of the Bundestag, Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Health, Germany

2.30 pm
Between regulation and national sovereignty –
what the member states can expect from the European Union
Markos Kyprianou, EU-Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
2.30 pm
Long-term Care in Europe: Viewpoint of the Slovenian President of the EU Council
Zofija Mazej Kukovic, Minister for Health, Slovenia
3.00 pm
Long-Term Care in Europe: Taking stock of the differences
Jérôme Vignon, Director EU Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs

3.30 pm
Coffee break

4.00 pm
Greece - A market for the future
Dimitris Avramopoulos, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Greece
4.30 pm
Compliancemanagement –
An approach for the development of efficient and multi-disciplinary service networks in Europe
Prof. Dr. Fred Harms, Präsident of the European Health Care Foundation, Zürich
5.00 pm
Long-Term Care – from the Viewpoint of the European Local Authority Associations
Verena Göppert, Deputy of the German Association of Cities and Towns
(The German Association of Cities and Towns is also the office of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions - CEMR, German Section)

5.30 pm
Panel: Preparing for the future
Chairperson: Dr. Uwe Preusker, Health correspondent, Germany
Gediminas Cerniauskas, Viceminister of Health, Lithuania
Ivanka Hristova, Viceminister of Labour and Social Policy, Bulgaria
Anton Iliescu, Secretary of State at the Ministry for Health, Romania
Bernd Meurer, President of the European Confederation of Nursing Home Providers
Tihomir Simic, Vice-President of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia confirmed
Prof. Dr. med. Vappu Taipale, Minister of State ret’d., Director-General of STAKES, (Finnish Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health), Finland

8.00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Regina von Dinther, Member of the Landtag, President of the State Assembly of North Rhine Westphalia

28th February 2008
9.15 am
Welcome note
Professor Dr. Jürgen Gramke,
Minister of State (ret’d), Chairman of the Board at the Institute for European Affairs, Germany
Chair for the Day: Rainer Hohmann, Managing Director INEA Europe, Germany

9.30 am
Challenges posed by the Demographic Development of our Community in Germany
Andreas Esche, Program-Manager “Demographic Change” with the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
10.00 am
European Strategy for Long-Term Care: The Procare Project and its practical implications for the EU
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Naegele, Institute for Gerontology, Dortmund University, Germany
10.30 am

10.45 am
Coffee break

11.00 am
Innovative Model for the Elderly and People
in need of Long-Term Care using the City of Zurich as an Example
Ueli Schwarzmann, Director of Retirement Homes, City of Zurich, Switzerland
11.20 am
The Spanish Model for Long-Term Care
Martin Züchner, National Manager, Bancaja Habitat, Spain
11.40 am

12.00 am

from 1.00 pm
Business Focus on the Long-Term Care Market
1.00 pm
The Market for Long-Term Care from the Viewpoint of the Capital Markets
Dr. Martin Henrichs, Director Credit Suisse, England
1.30 pm
The Insurance Industry and the Long-Term Care Market
Dr. Jochen Messemer, Member of the Board of DKV - Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG and Victoria Krankenversicherung AG (private health insurers), Germany
2.00 pm
Project Planning, Architecture and Furnishings for the Long-Term Care Market
Dipl.- Ing. Bernd Perner, perner architekten & ingenieure (architects), Germany

2.30 pm
Coffee break

3.00 pm
Quality Assurance and the Long-Term Care Market
Stephan Becker, Head of certification for the nursing sector at TÜV Nord CERT, Germany
3.30 pm
Legal Issues and Consulting Services
Tom Whelan, Partner with the law firm Lovells, England
4.00 pm
The demographic future of Europe - from challenge to opportunity
Dr. Jacques Santer, President of the European Commission (ret’d), Prime Minister (ret’d) Luxembourg
Friedrich Verzetnitsch, President of the European Trade Union Confederation (ret’d), Austria
Dr. Bernhard Worms, President of the European Senior Citizens Union, Germany
5.00 pm
End of the conference

7.00 pm

European Care Conference