Professor Mark Morgan speaks to ISCH COST Action IS1311 Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL) delegates, Higher Education Research Centre, Dublin City University, November 17, 2016.
The next Working Group and MC meeting will take place in Dublin on November 15-16. Stay tuned for updates from Dublin.
Special Issue on “Aging and Migration in Europe” just appeared in GeroPsych – The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
Europe is experiencing demographic and social challenges unprecedented in its history. Migration flows, though not a new phenomenon, represent one of these challenges. Migration as the movement of social and national groups within as well as into Europe includes several motivations and objectives. Depending on these motivations, migrants are considered as welcome asset or as not-wanted claiming benefits of the national social security systems.
What can we learn from earlier migration waves? Currently, a large number of first-generation immigrants of the big immigration waves of the 1960s and 1970s are approaching retirement age in many European countries. Contrary to earlier expectations, studies have shown that only a part of these aging migrants return to their countries of origin after retirement, whereas a larger part decides to stay permanently in the receiving country or to commute between both countries. Growing old in the context of migration has thus become a hot topic for many societies.
Intergenerational Family Solidarity Across Europe INTERFASOL conference took place at Catholic University, Milan.
Pearl Dykstra has been appointed as one of the seven members of the The High Level Group of Scientific Advisors of the EC Scientific Advice Mechanism.
Perspectives on Intergenerational Family Solidarity. Challenges and opportunities
COST-Interfasol international conference
Thursday May, 26th 2016
Room Pio XI, 9:00 – 18:00 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli, 1 – 20123 Milano
The main aim of the action is “to synchronize, integrate and improve European research in the field of intergenerational family solidarity, its benefits in key life domains and the ways in which it can be strengthened across generations”.