Prof.dr. P.P.J. Houben (emeritus)

Professor Applied Gerontology

Telephone: +31 76 514 5802



  • developing of life politics for people in their second half of their live

  • facilitating procesmanagement social innovation focussed on innovation of products/services

  • designing and testing 'windows' and 'tools' for implementation of life politics and social innovation


  • theoretical reflection and operationalization of aging and development of social homeostasis of the individual and his/her social context

  • input for innovationprograms Vilans life course approach and selfmanagement of te elderly, professionalizing coaches of elderly. trainers of pension-courses and Mid Life Resourcing

  • implementation social innovation by matching of talents and challenges for innovation

Recent publications

Houben, Piet, Interactief levensloopbeleid, vensters en gereedschap om de tweede levenshelft vorm te geven, Amsterdam: Uitgeverij SWP, 2009    ISBN 978 90 6665 978 0