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INTERFASOL Final Conference Program

INTERFASOL Final Conference

Event date: Wednesday April 18 2018 10:00 – Friday, 20 April 2018, 14:45
Place: University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, Maison du Savoir, MSA 3.520
2, avenue de l’Université
4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

From April 19th to 20th 2018, the final conference of the EU funded research network INTERFASOL (ISCH COST Action IS1311) will take place at the University of Luxembourg (Campus Belval).This conference offers a platform for exchange and discussion on intergenerational solidarity in Europe from different perspectives. It will bring together international researchers on family relationships and intergenerational solidarity from various disciplines who will present their work in four symposia:

  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity, Well-Being & Health
  • Nurturing Intergenerational Solidarity & Intergenerational Projects
  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity and Migration
  • Intergenerational Value Transmission & Societal Change

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Call for applicants: Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference Grants

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.

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4th Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Extended DL: October 27th 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).

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Call for Papers: Poverty and the Family

Call for Papers

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2018 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. In 2018, the workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 17 & 18 May 2018 and focus on the topic of “Poverty and the Family”.

The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on “Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family”.

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Deeply saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Professor Dieter Ferring passed away. Condolences to his family and friends.

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) 


COST INTERFASOL participates in a COST Action symposium ‘Social gerontology without borders? New perspectives from international research’

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.

Image: IAGG2017 twitter

Ms. Rosette Farrugia-Bonello tells about Intergenerational Family Solidarity on National, European and International Level

The Interfasol network continues to publish series of short interviews with key stakeholders, scholars and policy makers about important aspects of intergenerational family solidarity.

We would like to present a statement on Intergenerational Family Solidarity on National, European and International Level by Ms. Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, Research and Programme Manager at the International Institute of Ageing (INIA), United Nations, Valletta, Malta.

We wish to acknowledge George (Gino) Pavia, member of the Interfasol, and Maria Aurora Fenech (University of Malta), who have been instrumental in contacting the key stakeholders in Malta.