The board consists of four members who are elected by ENIEC members for a two-year period during the Annual Meeting.The board is responsible for the administration and development of ENIEC.


LOLA CASAL SANCHEZ (Madrid, Spain) | email

Chair (2017/2019)

I am sociologist and social worker and have 15 years experience working  in the fields of aging and migration in Spain, Portugal, USA, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2017, I am the founder and CEO of agevida a consulting firm focuses on diversity, migration and old people. This has allowed me to work with individuals but also contribute to a wider perspective impacting on more individuals globally. As the Chair of ENIEC I am focused on improving the socio-political issues that affect immigrant older adults who confront the acculturation process and face discrimination in accessing social and health services.

CONNY VAN DER AALSVOORT (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Treasurer (2017/2019)

I live and work in Nijmegen, and my working life has been around multicultural issues and working with volunteers.  I studied anthropology and started working with social work for refugees. Since 2009 I work at a social work organisation for the elderly. I am a member of staff, busy with policymaking and projects on informal care and diversity with emphasis on migrant elderly. The coming years I want to contribute to broaden and strengthen our network and help to make life more enjoyable for migrant elderly.

SARI HEIKKINEN (Järvenpää, Finland)

Board member (2016/2020)

I am a social gerontologist and currently I work at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences as a senior Lecturer. In my research (PhD ) I concentrated on the migration issues of ethnic elders. I am especially keen on integration process of older people, the meaning of intergenerational relationships and transnational networks. I believe that good everyday life belongs to everyone and we need to work together to make that possible.


I am an administrative assistant at the University of Pécs Medical School Department of Migration Health. Our Department offers courses in Migration Health on graduate and postgraduate level. I think it is important for healthcare systems to adopt interculturally friendly attitudes in order to ensure the best treatment for every single patient. I also think that sensitive populations should be dealt with more care and appropriately.

Former board members

  • 2016  – 2018. Sari Scheinberg. Sweden.
  • 2015 – 2017. Mohamed Baba. The Netherlands
  • 2012 – 2016. Eva Rönkkö. Finland.
  • 2012 – 2016. Kristel Logghe. The Netherlands
  • 2013 – 2015. Els Nolf. Belgium
  • 2012 – 2015. Jenny Malmsten. Sweden
  • 2012 – 2013. Ute Bychowski. Germany
  • 2010 – 2011. Ria Liden. Sweden
  • 2009 – 2010. Hilkka Linderborg. Finland
  • 2008 – 2012. Frédéric Lauscher. Germany
  • 2007 – 2009. Vidya Rambaran Mishre. The Netherlands
  • 2007 – 2012. Jan Booij. The Netherlands
  • 2007 – 2011. Grete Madsen. Denmark