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Upgrading the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – preparatory phase

Upgrading the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – preparatory phase

Objective

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) has been selected by the ESFRI roadmap process as one of the 35 crucial pillars of the European Research Area. This project will prepare a major upgrade of SHARE for all 27 EU members plus associated Switzerland and Israel during the decade 2010-2020. SHARE builds an infrastructure of micro data necessary to understand individual and societal ageing as a process in time that is strongly influenced by pension, health care and labour market regimes and their reforms. It is designed by researchers for researchers and integrates economics, medicine, and social sciences. Research based on this infrastructure will also serve as a feedback mechanism to support fact-based EU policies, such as the open method of coordination and the Lisbon agenda, to help meeting the challenges of population ageing in all countries of the EU. The major upgrade of SHARE will have two dimensions. First, it will prolong SHARE over time and generate a genuine panel that follows individuals as they age and react to the changes in the social and economic environment. From a research viewpoint, the time dimension is crucial since ageing is a process that can only be understood if we observe the same individual at different points in time. Second, SHARE will expand to all EU member states. Ageing in the accession states is a particular challenge as these countries are ageing before their social and health institutions are brought to the same level of maturity as in the EU15 countries. Aim of the preparatory phase is to bring the SHARE prototype to the level of financial, legal, governance and technical maturity required to fill important knowledge gaps in individual and population ageing. It involves all stakeholders necessary for the major upgrade, among them research institutes and universities; national science ministries and foundations; two Directorates General of the European Commission; and the U.S. National Institute on Aging.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Address

Schloss
68161 Mannheim

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 567 406,58

Administrative Contact

Beate Probst (Ms.)

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 125 420,80

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 123 061,55

NARODOHOSPODARSKY USTAV AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 98 501,90

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 159 125,80

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET DOCUMENTATION EN ECONOMIE DE LA SANTE ASSOCIOATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 127 780

PANTEIO PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAIPOLITIKON EPISTIMON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 117 010,80

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 140 456

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 141 101,55

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 159 193

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 166 957,65

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 154 448

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 92 480,10

INSTITUT ZA EKONOMSKA RAZISKOVANJA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 64 998

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS MONETARIOS Y FINANCIEROS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 289,75

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 140 610,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211909

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 743 601,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 842,08

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Germany

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