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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.
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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)

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UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 232 422,48

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

STICHTING FONTYS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 790 977,96

TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 538 290,72

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

Partners (6)

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Health and Social Care Alliance

United Kingdom

Alzheimer's Association Israel

Israel

United Nations Economic Commission

Belgium

European Centre

Austria

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764632

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 879 540,72

  • EU contribution

    € 3 879 540,72

Coordinated by:

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel