Workshop - Managed by the CNFPT


Thursday 3rd of october 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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100% senior, 100% digital? Put the reflection before the reflex.

Demographic transition and technological change: what are the challenges for supporting professionals working in the field of aging? 

As part of En Mode Senior, the first event in the Pays de la Loire region to highlight the challenges of demographic and digital transition, the CNFPT will organise a conference-workshop to reflect on the consequences of these transformations on the skills of professionals in the field of Autonomy.
It will be part of public policy orientations at both national and territorial level:


  • A change of perspective on aging

  • Better listening to the expectations and needs of seniors

  • Consideration of the place of carers

  • Thinking the digital revolution in the service of greater accessibility


It will be moderated by Vincent Meyer, sociologist and university professor in information and communication sciences (Côte d'Azur University).
He is a researcher in the TransitionS ERU attached to the Mediterranean Institute for Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development (IMREDD).
In particular, he published
Transition digitale & médiations numériques dans les institutions sociales et médico-sociales (CREAI) in December 2017 and edited Transition digitale, handicaps et travail social (LEH) in November 2017.


Vincent Meyer's intervention, focused on transforming professional practices in and through the digital transition, will consist of three components:

From improved human to enhanced human
Human with non-human
Seniors in "smart" mode.

"Transition" will be the key word and the common thread of the subject:

the one that since the beginning of humanity has been made possible by prostheses, tools and machines;
the one that opens on the era of connected objects, robotics of assistance, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing;
Finally, the one that will profoundly and durably change the living conditions and advanced age of all, namely intelligent places and environments.

Transitions that require, more than ever, to put reflection before reflex (Ellul, 1977).