COST Action 1S1311 meeting in Keele, May 12-13, 2015: summary

COST Action 1S1311 – INTERFASOL Meeting in Keele took place on May 12-13, 2015 during the 1st INTERFASOL training School and it was hosted by Clare Holdsworth, Keele University. 34 Participants from 24 countries attended this meeting.

In Keele INTERFASOL participants discussed plans for future meetings and progress of ongoing events.

The next meeting will take place in Madrid, Spain on 6th – 7th October 2015, Esther Martinez Pastor (Spain) presented provisional programs of this meeting. This meeting will include Core Group Meeting, MC Meeting and WG Meetings, will take place at University of Juan Carlos, Mosteles Campus – to be confirmed.

In 2016 INTERFASOL meetings will take place in Milan and Dublin. Camillo Regalia  (Italy) presented plans for meeting in Milan on 23th – 27th May 2016 at Catholic University of Milan. This meeting will include Core Group Meeting, MC Meeting, WG Meetings, TS and the 1st INTERFASOL Congress. STSM 1st and 2nd call participants will make a presentation of their experience and results on the scheduled conference. Trudy Corrigan (Ireland) presented plans for meeting in Dublin on 15th – 16th November 2016, including Core Group Meeting, MC Meeting, WG Meetings. Meetings will take place at Dublin City University.

Short Term Scientific Mission Coordinator Dieter Ferring presented Short Term Scientific Mission procedures, development of the 1st Short Term Scientific Mission and brief approach to the candidate’s work. He pointed out the importance of better diffusing the call’s for the STSMs.

Claudine Attias – Training School Coordinator- presented her report of the progress of the 1st Training School, reviewing the criteria for the selected Trainees and the selected program for the Training School. She described organization of the Trainees in working groups and reviewing the presentations of the Trainees within the Action’s theme. Claudine Attias underlined the importance of the experience of this first Training School for the following ones. Participants on the meeting agreed with her suggestions to publish the Trainees’ presentation on the Action’s website, to send out a Training School Questionnaire. Meeting participants proved the new Training School Coordinator – Willy Lahaye who introduced his vision of future Training Schools.

At the meeting, leaders of Working Groups made presentations on the progress of work.

The scientific section of the meeting in Keele included presentations of academic papers and discussions.  Marjolein Broese van Groenou (VU-University Amsterdam) spoke about “Links between formal and informal care with a focus on intergenerational solidarity”, Thomas Scharf (National University of Ireland, Galway) – “Intergenerational solidarity at macro and micro levels”, Pau Marie-Klose (University of Zaragoza)-  “Intergenerational solidarity before and after the financial crisis”, Pearl Dykstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam) “How laws and policies shape intergenerational family solidarity”.

Geropsych is announcing a special issue on “Ageing and Migration in Europe”

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.

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Meeting in Keele, May 13, 2015

Agenda
MC Meeting
COST Action IS1311
Action Title: Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe
Venue Keele University, Country England, 13th May

13th May – Morning Session – 9am – 12:30pm
1. Welcome participants – Chair of the Action Anne Marie Fontaine
2. Grant Holder Representative – – Karina Gonçalves
Brief Presentation of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the
University of Porto
3. Grant Holder Representative – COST Action IS1311 – Karina Gonçalves
3.1. E-Vote Procedures
3.2. Meetings and Invitations
3.3. MC Substitutes
3.4. Travel Reimbursement Requests
3.5. Training Schools
3.5.1. Procedures
3.6. Short Term Scientific Missions
3.6.1. Procedures
3.7. Working Groups
3.7.1. Procedures
3.8.Management Committee Decisions
3.8.1. Procedures

4. Proposal for MC Decisions (Anne Marie Fontaine)
4.1. increasing hotel flat rates for next Cost periods (voting procedures)
4.2. increasing travelling flat rates for TS lecturers (voting procedures)
4.3. increasing travelling flat rates for STSM applicants (voting procedures)
4.4. increasing number of STSM applicants (N=10) (voting procedures)
4.5. increasing number of TS applicants (N=25) (voting procedures)
4.6. inclusion of a second annual WG meeting (voting procedures)
4.7. proposal of a think-tank ESR group (voting procedures)
4.8. proposal of a dissemination Chair (voting procedures)
4.9. discussion about inclusion of NNC or IPC countries

Morning Break – 11am

5. Next INTERFASOL meetings
5.1. Planning of INTERFASOL meetings
5.2. Information about the next year meetings by Esther Martinez and Camillo
Regalia
6. WG summaries from the leaders and co-leaders of each WG
6.1. STSM summaries from the chair Dieter Ferring
6.2. TS summaries from the chair Claudine Attias-Donfut
6.3. Website summaries from Arseniy Svynarenko

7. Other topics
Lunch Break 1pm – 2pm
13th May – Afternoon Session – 2.30pm – 5pm
8. Scientific session – Vice-Chair of the Action – Pearl Dykstra
8.1. Marjolein Broese van Groenou, VU-University Amsterdam, “Links between formal and
informal care with a focus on intergenerational solidarity”
8.2. Thomas Scharf, National University of Ireland, Galway, “Intergenerational solidarity at
macro and micro levels”
Afternoon Break – 4pm
8.3. Pau Marie-Klose, University of Zaragoza, “Intergenerational solidarity before and after the
financial crisis”
8.4. Pearl Dykstra, Erasmus University Rotterdam, “How laws and policies shape
intergenerational family solidarity”
9. Closing session

2nd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

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).

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Call for Applications: Annual Training School 2015, 11th – 15th May 2015, Keele

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.

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1st Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM), deadline 5th December 2014

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).

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Upcomming conferences

Aging:
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

Intergenerational solidarity:
Expert panel on intergenerational solidarity, website: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=438&menu=936

Family:
Helping Families Change, website: http://helpingfamilieschange.org/

Action meeting on September 9th, 2014. Agenda

Agenda
COST Action Meeting
IS1311 INTERFASOL
Budapest, 9th September 2014-06-26

8.30-9.00 : Reception of participants
9.00-9.30 : General Information
Audience: all MC Members
Agenda: Welcome to participants; Information on the schedule for the day ; Wi-fi Access; Composition of Working Groups; Reimbursement of expenses; Secretariat and Emergency
Contact.

9.30-12.30 : Working Group Meetings
Audience: corresponding WG members
Agenda: internal WG Agenda (to be determined by the WG Leaders and Co-
Leaders)
11.00-11.15 : Coffee-break
12.30-14.00 : Networking Lunch
14.00-15.30 : General Meeting
Audience: All MC Members
Agenda: Presentation of the Action’s Website; Information on the newsletter;
Information on the next meetings; Any Other Business.
15.30-16.00 : Delivery of Documents for Reimbursement + Coffee Break
16.00 – End of Meeting for all MC Members except for Core Working Group Members (Chair,
Vice-Chair, Coordinator TS, Coordinator STSM, Working Group Leaders and Co-Leaders)
16.00-18.30 – Core Group Meeting
Audience: Core Working Group Members
Agenda: internal CWG Agenda (to be determined)