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Mapping existing research and identifying knowledge gaps concerning the situation of older women in europe (MERI)

Objective

Recent approaches aimed at compiling information on the living conditions of older women led to the conclusion that they are neglected as an own target group in research, although almost every fifth person in Europe is a woman aged 50 or more. In addition, there is clear evidence in the work of NGOs that certain groups of older women are disadvantaged in different social aspects, e.g. as regards the quality of medical treatment or isolation in old age. An important barrier to the improvement of their living conditions is a lack of interest representation and lobbying for older women. Main objectives of the project are to increase the knowledge about the living conditions and problems of older women, to improve the empirical basis for work of scientists, NGOs and for government tasks at social policy level aimed at older women, to stimulate and set the agenda for future research on women and ageing, as well as to raise public awareness of their situation.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER SOZIALE INFRASTRUKTUR GBR
Address
Nonnenpfad, 14
60599 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

Participants (11)

ASOCIACION MULTIDISCIPLINAR DE GERONTOLOGIA
Spain
Address
Sant Joan De La Salle, 42
08022 Barcelona
ASSOCIAZIONE GENERAZIONI
Italy
Address
Via Del Serraglio, 1
06073 Corciano
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS PARA A INTERVECAO SOCIAL
Portugal
Address
140,Av. Antonio Augusto De Aguiar 199-2° Dto
1050-015 Lisboa
DE SENECTUTE
France
Address
Le Monastère, 2 - Allée Des Cèdres
92410 Ville D Avray
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND RESEARCH
Austria
Address
17,Berggasse 17
1090 Wien
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Greece
Address
Alexandras Avenue 196
11521 Athens
NEDERLANDS INSTITUTE VOOR ZORG EN WELZYN
Netherlands
Address
Catharynesingel, 47
3511 GL Utrecht
STAKES NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR WELFARE AND HEALTH
Finland
Address
Lintulahdenkuja, 4
00531 Helsinki
SVERIGES PENSIONAERSFOERBUND
Sweden
Address
Kungsholms Hamnplan, 3
10422 Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Elmfield, Northumberland Road
S10 2TU Sheffield
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Bruxelles