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An international, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral training network on ageism

Objective

Europe has the largest percentage of older adults worldwide. Yet, there is a high prevalence of ageism; the complex and often negative construction of old age, in society at large, and among researchers and practitioners in particular. In contrast to the wide prevalence of ageism, the majority of research, to date, has targeted racism and sexism and neglected to address ageism. A similar neglect is found on the policy side, as age is still not an explicit part of a U.N. declaration of human rights. To address these shortcomings, EuroAgeism is focused on harmonising different theoretical and methodological disciplines in the field of ageism. It aims to bring together science and policy by creating an opportunity for a true dialogue that will allow graduates of the program to capture positions as scientists, educators, science advisers, policy advocates, lobbyists, or legislators in the field of ageism.
EuroAgeism will advance the field by delivering an attractive multi-disciplinary (social science, health science, engineering, and design), inter-sectorial (academia, healthcare, non-governmental, inter-governmental, and governmental organizations), international (North, East, and Central Europe, Middle East, Pan-European, and international) research, training and supervision program on ageism.
The proposed research is a direct response to the European Commission's Active and Healthy Ageing initiative, with an overarching goal to improve the quality of life of older people. By pursuing15 research projects, we aim to achieve the following goals: a) explore ways to improve the active participation of older adults in the workforce; b) address ageism in relation to access to goods and services, and c) promote an age-friendly society, which helps older adults to realize their full potential. EuroAgeism is dedicated to dissemination of the findings to policy stakeholders and the general public to decrease ageism in everyday life, in clinical and in social practice.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/racism
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /social sciences/law/human rights

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 041 202,08

Participants (9)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING FONTYS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Rachelsmolen 1
5612 MA Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 790 977,96
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Garthdee House Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

Health and Social Care Alliance
United Kingdom
Address

Glasgow
Activity type
Other
Alzheimer's Association Israel
Israel
Address

Petah Tikva
Activity type
Other
United Nations Economic Commission
Belgium
Address

Brussels
Activity type
Other
European Centre
Austria
Address

Wien
Activity type
Other
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments