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Implications for policy and planning to foster solidarity between the generations and enhance healthy life among older adults.

Xu, Wenqian; Allen, Laura; Brkic, Jovanna; Aminu, Abodunrin; sm-Rahman, Atiqur; Kydd, Angela; Fialov�, Daniella


Wenqian Xu

Laura Allen

Jovanna Brkic

Abodunrin Aminu

Atiqur sm-Rahman

Angela Kydd

Daniella Fialov�


This policy document is a compilation of the studies of the five Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in Working Package 2 of the EuroAgeism project (WP2). WP2 explores ageism in access to goods and services: social and health services (formal, informal), and appropriate drug treatment. It examines the origins, manifestations, and consequences of ageism in social life, social and health care services, and medication treatment. The integration of the five programmes of individual study provides an opportunity to identify common threads of contextual influences on the manifestation of ageism and its negative outcomes, such as poor access to goods and services, including access for people living with dementia; social support; and health and social care, including timely and appropriate medications. Given its multidimensional nature, ageism has to be studied from a multi-disciplinary perspective to consider the individual (micro), social (meso) and structural (macro) levels together. As such, through the five ESRs programmes of study, WP2 will compare and contrast the intersections between individuals and society. This analysis involves ageist attitudes and behaviours perpetuated by the media and held by older adults, by others in their social environment and those of service providers. WP2 addresses ageism as a factor that impacts all aspects of life, including social relations, media, social care and health care. This policy document provides a synthesis of the five programmes of work to highlight the implications for, and to inform policy on, fostering solidarity between generations and enhancing healthy life among older adults. The EuroAgeism project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 764632.


XU, W., ALLEN, L., BRKIC, J., AMINU, A., SM-RAHMAN, A., KYDD, A. and FIALOVÁ, D. [2021]. Implications for policy and planning to foster solidarity between the generations and enhance healthy life among older adults. EuroAgeism Work Package 2. Hosted on the EuroAgeism website [online]. Available from:

Report Type Project Report
Deposit Date Oct 7, 2021
Publicly Available Date Oct 7, 2021
Keywords Ageism; Europe; Access to goods and services; Discrimination
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