Report on our Attendance at IAGG-ER Congress in Gothenburg 2019

'Vechta goes IAGG' – our most recent international activities and experiences in a nutshell. Two professors, a junior researcher and a research manager from the Institute of Gerontology IfG gave challenging presentations, partook in interesting discussions and meetings and had plenty of fun when they attended the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Europe Region Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The above-mentioned were joined by Heike, Lena and Jeanette, students of the University of Vechta’s Gerontology master’s program, who support our institute as student assistants. Their journey was granted by the University of Vechta Career Center and they reported their experiences online as well as on Instagram @univechta

By meeting and mingling with colleagues from gerontology, geriatrics and other fields of study, like music and social work, our large network of international project partners, former co-workers and participants of last year’s International Week quickly expanded. We received an invitation to the IAGG 2021 World Congress in Argentina as well as professional advice on the implementation and development of international study programs in gerontology. We furthermore discussed structures and conditions of a gerontological research database and gained some fruitful insights into funding opportunities for young researchers in foreign countries.

But foremost, we used the intra- and interdisciplinary exchange to gather information and knowledge about all aspects of ageing and learned about the newest research outcomes and study results.

We now want to draw your attention to the scientific contributions of our institute and the University of Vechta altogether.

Presented by:



Prof. Dr. Frerich Frerichs

"Horizontal Career Management for Older Workers in Eldercare Organizations"

"Older Workers in the Health and Care Sector - Challenges and Possibilities"


Prof. Dr. Andrea Teti

"Residential Mobility in Old Age as a Primerary Prevention Strategy for Maintaining Autonomy and Quality of Life"

Poster Presentation

Laura Naegele

"Ageism and further Training in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) - An explorative Study in the German Craft Sector"

"Ageism at the Workplace - Findings from Europe"

Presentation and Chairing

Laura Naegele

"Working Pensioners in Germany: Do we need new Career Pathways and Working Agreements?"

Laura Naegele

"Determinants of Ageism Towards Older Adults: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Evidence"

Theresa Grüner

"Age Discrimination as a Benefit for Older Offenders? The Effects of a Defendant's Age in the Perception of Crime among Young and Older People"

"Ageism and Exclusion"

Theresa Grüner

"Digital Tools as an Innoavtive Approach to Address Communication between Caregivers and People with Dementia"

"Care and Caregiving"


The pictures below that were taken at the Congress might give you a vague impression of our experiences in Gothenburg.

This journey would not have been possible without the help of the International Office, ERASMUS+, the Career Centre, Mr. Magnus Frampton and KFN (commission for promotion of research and doctoral studies).



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