O Dr. Jorge Ferrer (PhD) is Professor at the University of Valencia and Professor Príncipe de Asturias Professor at the University of Georgetown, Washington DC. He is the Director of the Research Institute for Social Welfare in Valencia, Polibienestar. He is also a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a visiting researcher at the Universities of Washington, Cambridge and Oxford. His research focuses on comparative social policy in various European countries and more specifically on social innovation for active and healthy aging and the effectiveness of long-term care policies in Europe. He is the author of 25 books in English, German and Spanish, and has participated in more than 200 national and international conferences.