Ageing and migration have become key topics in Europe today, as a large number of first generation immigrants of the 1970s are currently approaching retirement age in many European countries. It is therefore of prime importance to learn more about future plans, specific needs and resources of older migrants and their families.
2nd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Applications for Missions ocurring between 01 July 2015 and 29 April 2016
All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified above 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 The following detailed information is withdrawn from COST H2020 VADEMECUM (pages 28-29).
Annual Training School 2015
Call for Applications
Keele University, UK
11th – 15th May 2015
As indicated in its Memorandum of Understanding, INTERFASOL foresees the organization of several training schools, programmed to provide structured training in theoretically-guided empirical research in social sciences and policy on the field of family intergenerational solidarity. The global objective is to develop interdisciplinary research capacity, to advance scientific understanding across Europe on the importance and impact of intergenerational family solidarity across generations in priority domains of life. It is also intended to contribute to the development of high quality future intergenerational family solidarity programmes and research and plan new research pathways.
The INTERFASOL annual training schools provide the most up-to-date knowledge and methods in this field, putting a strong emphasis on research methods for social sciences and offering interdisciplinary activities with a focus on policy issues. These are international programmes and therefore all courses are in English. Participants can expect a series of lectures by leading international scholars.
Applications for Missions occurring between 02 January 2015 and 30 April 2015
deadline for applications 5th December 2014, download call for applications
All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified above.
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 VADEMECUM (pages 32-36).
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.
Aging in America Conference, website: http://asaging.org/aia12
Aging and Society Fourth Conference, website: http://agingandsociety.com/the-conference
Irish Gerontological Society Congress, website: http://www.iaggdublin2015.org/
2015 Ageing Summit, website: https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1506246
Expert panel on intergenerational solidarity, website: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=438&menu=936
Helping Families Change, website: http://helpingfamilieschange.org/
The next action’s meeting will take place in Budapest on September 9th, 2014
Participants can download Budapest meeting agenda and info sheet here
The project kick-off meeting took place in Brussels on May 12, 2014.
At the meeting the participants were introduced and working groups formed.
INTERFASOL website in currently under construction. Website will be presented on COST meeting in Budapest in September, 2014