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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee


Charles Street Symposium: “How can we ensure that ageing societies are more prosperous societies?”

Mar 18. till Mar 01.

Panel Member: Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health

The Charles Street Symposium is an annual forum for the world’s leading young researchers. Its aim is to give younger people a voice, and to bring together the best and brightest young thinkers to address issues of relevance to public policy that are inadequately addressed and understood in existing research.

Applications for the 2015/16 Charles Street Symposium policy ideas competition are now open. The 2015/16 Symposium will address the question, 'How can we ensure that ageing societies are more prosperous societies?'

Candidates are required to submit an essay in one of the research areas below. The essay should explain how changes to current policies can be enacted to help ageing societies prosper. Essays can focus on any country(s) or region(s). Based on these essays, ten shortlisted candidates will be selected.

Research Areas and Suggested Questions
This year the Legatum Institute is seeking submissions that address questions in the following areas:
•How can societies respond to the macroeconomic and fiscal challenges of ageing populations?
•What are the political implications of an ageing electorate?
•Do healthcare systems need to be reformed to adequately support ageing populations? If so how?

The Symposium
Shortlisted entrants will be invited to pitch their policy ideas to our panel expert judges in this year’s Charles Street Symposium. At the Symposium the judges will decide upon the winners based on their essay submission and presentation.

•The AIG Legatum Prize: £3,000.
•2nd Prize: £1,500.
•3rd Prizes: £500.

All shortlisted entrants will also be offered the opportunity to have their work published in a volume produced by the Legatum Institute.

The Judges
This year judging the competition we have Martyn Lewis CBE, broadcaster, journalist and Chairman of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Julia Manning, founder and Chief Executive of 2020health, Rudi Westendorp, Professor of Old-Age Medicine at the University of Copenhagen, and Adam Winslow, Chief Executive Officer of AIG Life.

The deadline for applications closes at midnight (GMT) on 25 January 2016. All applications will be acknowledged by email confirmation. Shortlisted entries will be announced on 22 February 2016.

March 18, 20162016-03-18T09:00:54 - March 1, 2016 2016-03-01T05:00:56
9:00 AM 2016-03-18T09:00:54 - 5:00 PM 2016-03-01T05:00:56
Legatum Institute
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