Javier Yanguas


Doctorate in Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Master in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Barcelona, MBA from the University of Deusto, Expert in Advanced Statistical Methods from UNED and Expert in Adult Education from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

Doctor Javier Yanguas has worked at the Egogain Gerontological Center of the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council (1989-1998). Between 1999 and 2017, he held various management positions at the Matia Fundazioa and the Matia Institute; and between 2015 and 2019, he was president of the European Section of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

He has taught at various universities around Spain (including the University of the Basque Country, the University of Deusto, the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Valencia) as well as internationally (Catholic University of Chile, Cornell University in the USA, University of Porto, among others) and has participated in various national and international research projects.

Recipient of different awards ACRA Award (Catalan Association of Assistance Resources) in 2015; the IMSERSO Award for Research in Aging in both 2004 and 2008; the Research Award from the Areces Foundation-CHH Foundation in 2007; the “Obra Social Caja Madrid” social research award in 2005), and has worked in international cooperation in the fields of old age.

He participates as a volunteer in many different associations related to the rights of the most vulnerable people, and to children and adults at risk of social exclusion.

He is the author of numerous articles, both scientific and in the media, and several books related to care and intervention with the elderly. In October 2021, he wrote “Pasos hacia una nueva vejez” [“Steps towards a new old age”], published in Spanish by Destino.

Discussion Panel: Employment and Demographic Challenge

4 experts on the subject from different areas will discuss the challenges of the demographic change in employment during a moderated panel.

  • February 16th

  • 15:30 – 16:15

  • OE Room