ICOH Mid-term Meeting
13 – 15 March 2017, Florence, Italy

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On March 13-15, 2017 the ICOH Midterm Meeting took place in Florence, Italy. The Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL) kindly decided to support ICOH in the organization of the Midterm Meeting, which was hosted in the beautiful historical residence of Villa Tornabuoni Lemmi. As usual, the meetings were attended by the ICOH Officers, Board Members and Scientific Committees Chairs in order to share and discuss the ongoing activities carried on by Scientific Committees, National Secretaries, Task Groups and Working Groups according to ICOH triennial work plan. Additionally, updates on the forthcoming ICOH Congresses, with particular regard to ICOH 2018 (Dublin) and ICOH 2021 (Australia) were delivered by the Chairs of Organizing Committees, respectively.

On March 14, 2017, the International Conference on “Active Ageing: From research to action oriented policies” was held in the marvelous setting of Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. The conference was jointly organized by INAIL and ICOH, in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, with the aim to address the problems related to active ageing of the working population. The event was attended by about 350 participants and gathered highly representative speakers who stimulated a very productive and high-level discussion on how to link current knowledge to an efficient designing and developing of increasingly effective sector policies.