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INTERFASOL symposium at the European Congress of Psychology

15th European Congress of Psychology
Psychology Addressing Society’s Greatest Challenges Amsterdam 11-14 July 2017

Symposium EFPA31

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

Interfasol Dublin meeting: November 15-16, 2016

Representatives of 24 countries attended the Interfasol meeting on November 15-16, 2016, Dublin City University.

These were two days of very intensive work and networking. 

Warm thanks for the Dublin DCU hosts and specially Trudy Corrigan (Director DCU Intergenerational Learning Programme), Anne Marie Fontane (Interfasol MC Chair), and Clare Holdsworth (Interfasol MC Vice Chair).

Interfasol meeting participants, Dublin City University, November 15-16, 2016
Interfasol meeting participants, Dublin City University, November 15-16, 2016

Meeting report is will be published soon.




Core Group Meeting: Milan, Italy – May 24-26, 2016

The Meeting took place at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. The meeting included the exchange and an upgrade about administrative issues as well as an exchange about ongoing activities, training school and short term scientific mission on the first day. The four working groups met on the second day of the meeting and presented their findings and strategies in a plenary afternoon session. Here, it became evident that all groups made a significant progress: concrete steps to reach the specific goals of each group have in part been realized and future activities for the next six months were arranged. The highlight of the third day was the 1. International Conference on Intergenerational Family Solidarity Across Europe. The conference started with keynote of Professor Federico Perali who gave an excellent comparative overview of the economic factors and dynamics underlying family solidarity in Europe. This was followed by four symposia reflecting on different issues of INTERFASOL (e.g., support exchanges between generations, transmission of values in families, migration and solidarity) as well as a poster session that presented projects of the STSM candidates (see programme).

The follow up meeting will take place in Dublin, 15-16 November 2016.

Core Group Meeting: Madrid – October 6, 2015

The Core Group Meeting took place in Madrid on October 6, 2015 at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. After the welcome by the Chair (Prof. Anne Marie Fontaine), the Grant Holder representative (Karina Gonçalves) has introduced the issues of the Support for financial matters and Work and Budget Plan management of the annual budget. Then, the members have discussed the Implementation of the Work Plan for the 2nd Grant Period, including the collaboration between WG – Dissemination overview, as well as the types of outcomes and deliverables for the 2nd grant period. Dieter Ferring and Willy Lahaye have presented the STSM and TS experience. The participants have also discussed the next INTERFASOL meetings, as well as other topics, such as the inclusion of new members, diffusion strategies and promotion of shared research projects.

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Action meeting in Budapest on September 9th, 2014

Latest Action meeting took place on September 9th, 2014 in Budapest.

At Working group meetings participants had an opportunity to discuss and plan their work.

A range of issues was discussed during the General meeting, including presentation of Action website, future format of newsletter, presentation and discussion about next events and training schools.