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

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Project Description

Europe has the largest percentage of older adults worldwide, but has a high prevalence of ageism; the complex and often negative construction of old age. In contrast to the wide prevalence of ageism, the majority of research, has targeted racism and sexism and neglected to address ageism. Policy also neglects the issue as age is still not an explicit part of a U.N. declaration of human rights. This project focuses on harmonising theoretical and methodological disciplines in the field of ageism, bringing together science and policy by creating an opportunity for dialogue that will allow graduates of the program to take up positions as scientists, educators, science advisers, policy advocates, lobbyists, or legislators in the field of ageism.

The proposed research is a direct response to the European Commission's Active and Healthy Ageing initiative. 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.

Collaborating with partners in Poland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Sweden, Israel, Finland and Belgium

Project Acronym Euroageism
Status Project Live
Funder(s) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Value £451,660.00
Project Dates Jul 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2021
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