The COST INTERFASOL final conference will take place at the University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval (Esch‐sur‐Alzette) on April 18-20, 2018.
Applications are invited for conference presentation bursaries from PhD students and Early Career Researchers based in Inclusiveness countries that are participating in Interfasol.
These bursaries will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, as long as applicants meet the eligibility criteria. We anticipate that the value of these bursaries will be approximately 1000 Euro
Please note applications will have to provide proof that their paper or poster has been accepted for presentation before an award can be approved. Applicants will be reimbursed for relevant expenses after attending the conference. This is because attendance at the conference and submitting a scientific paper is a condition of funding.
Conferences will have to take place before the end of April 2018 and preference will be for attendance at European Conferences. Applicants for conferences outside of Europe will only be considered if there are insufficient applications to attend European conferences.
For further details please consult the ITC call.
Professor Willy Lahaye, head of Family Sciences Unit. Université de Mons, tells about successful Interfasol Annual Training School that took place in Dortmund 6th – 9th June 2017.
Deadline extended! New deadline for applications October 27th, 2017
Applications for Missions occurring between 1st November 2017 till 1st April 2018
All STSM activities must occur in their entirety until April 1st
COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities by Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) that will allow scientists to learn from an institution in another COST country. STSMs involve visiting a partner institution for a period of up to 3 months to improve closer cooperation and exchange, to develop capacity building and joint research, publications, and preparation of future projects. The following detailed information is withdrawn from COST H2020 VADEMECUM (pages 28-29).
Call for Papers
The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on “Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family”.
With great sadness we received the news of a loss of our dear colleague, Dieter who unexpectedly passed away. In INTERFASOL we had a privilege to work with him, to appreciate his optimism and to be able to count on his experience and his sound advice. Dieter was not only a brilliant scholar in the area of intergenerational family solidarity but also a great colleague, who demonstrated his commitment to our shared project. He never shied away from taking on more responsibilities, and his dynamic personality was evident in many areas. We will miss him a lot in our network, his reliability and companionship, his energy and that combination of optimism and realism which characterized his advice and opinion.
From behalf of Cost Action INTERFASOL, I would like to send our deepest condolences to Dieter’s family, friends, and colleagues.
Professor Anne Marie Fontaine
Management Committee Chair, COST Action IS1311: Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL)
Prof.Dr. Marjolein Broese van Groenou and COST INTERFASOL participates in a COST Action symposium ‘Social gerontology without borders? New perspectives from international research’ at the 21st IAGG World Gerontology and Geriatrics conference in San Francisco, 23-27 July 2017. This symposium hosts presenters from four COST Actions on ageing.
(1) Integenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL), involving researchers from 28 nations, responds to societies’ need to develop mechanisms, programmes and policies that foster and nurture solidarity between the generations.
(2) Reflecting evidence concerning the negative consequences of ageism at individual, familial, and societal levels, the Ageism COST Action engages collaborators from 34 nations in drawing on scientific knowledge to challenge the practice of ageism.
(3) Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries (GENDEREWL) connects researchers from 32 nations in efforts to advance knowledge about the gendered impacts of extended working life on the health and economic well-being of older workers.
(4) Responding to growing risks of social exclusion in later life, Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet) engages researchers and policy-makers from 32 nations in deepening understandings of the complex nature of old-age exclusion.
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15th European Congress of Psychology
Psychology Addressing Society’s Greatest Challenges Amsterdam 11-14 July 2017
Family solidarity in a rapidly changing society – Psychological perspectives
Time: Friday, 14 July, 9:00-10:30
Chair: Dieter Ferring, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Rapid political and social changes in a globalised world characterise the challenges of European societies. The notion of family solidarity is of a high importance in ageing populations that demand increasing investments in health and care provision in many European societies. This symposium – linked to a COST Action on Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (InterFaSol) – highlights family solidarity out of the perspective of different theoretical approaches and offers empirical findings from four European countries. Continue reading INTERFASOL symposium at the European Congress of Psychology
On March 24, 2017 George(Gino) Pavia, Roberto Giua and Laura Dryjanska, members of the Working Group 4 of the INTERFASOL have met at the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity of Malta. Maria Aurora Fenech , invited by George(Gino) Pavia, has joined the meeting representing both the Ministry and the University of Malta. The participants have discussed the involvement of the Key Stakeholders in their respective countries in the promotion of intergenerational family solidarity, identifying the best ways to obtain audio or video-recorded statements from them. This task is being carried out in full collaboration with Dr. Marvin Formosa (Department of Gerontology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta), the leading expert in ageing-related issues and consultant of the Ministry of Health for the National Dementia Plan and Strategy of Malta. The INTERFASOL COST Action has made possible this (and many other) projects by giving numerous opportunities to meet and interact to its members, who in turn have further enlarged the network.
In short video interviews students share their experiences from Interfasol Annual Training School 2016 in Milan.