The „Berlin Demography Forum“ – a global platform for leading politicians, scientists, economists, and representatives of international organizations and civil society – took place for the fourth time in March 2015. Ursula Staudinger moderated the „International Scientific Panel“ with world leading demographic experts. The international scientists presented their current research and discussed the role of activity and participation in old age.
Moreover, Ursula Staudinger chaired the panel “Global Comparision on Healthy Ageing” together with Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan from Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing. The panel was an occasion for the first reporting on the ILC project “Health effects of retirement”, which analysed data from the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (“SHARE”) and equivalent national and international databases. The project aims to shed light on how early or later retirement affects health and wellbeing.