Working Groups

  • WG1. Relationships between IFS and key life domains
  • WG2. IFS across European countries
  • WG3. Nurturing family solidarity between generations
  • WG4. Informing key stakeholders
Key goals:

– Coordination of meta-analytic reviews on intergenerational family solidarity and key life domains (namely for knowledge gaps identification and to garner support for new knowledge initiatives);

– A comprehensive baseline report of the benefits/impact that can be obtained from family solidarity between different generations to inform academia and key stakeholders;

– Development of research proposals/agendas focusing on research needs/knowledge gaps identified.

  • Isabelle Albert (leader)
  • Willy Lahaye (co-leader)
  • Camillo REGALIA
  • Carmit Noa SHPIGELMAN 
  • Claudine ATTIAS
  • Dagmar KUTSAR 
  • Helena HELVE 
  • Ljiljana KALITERNA
  • Vasiliki Gountsidou
  • Ursula Trummer
  • Doina Balahur
  • Mirza Emirhafizovic
  • Kairi Kasearu
  • Tale Hellevik

External members:

  • Irene Bárbara
  • Marisa Matias
  • Catherine Coppee
  • Stefania Giada Meda
  • Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes
  • Álvaro Mendes
  • Thjis Van Den Broek
  • Hatice Çelebi
  • Nafiye Aktekin

Key goals:

– Review and comparison of current nationally funded research activities and evidence relating to intergenerational family solidarity across different European countries and beyond;

– A comprehensive baseline report illustrating and  explaining the implications of the wide-scale review and comparison to inform academia and policy;

– Development of research proposals/agendas focusing on research needs/knowledge gaps identified.

  • Beate Schwarz (leader)
  • Susana Marques (co-leader)
  • Andreja BRAJSA ZGANEC
  • Ausra MASLAUSKAITE   
  • Jonathan BENNETT  
  • Katharina HERLOFSON  
  • Katharzyna Lubiewska
  • Luule SAKKEUS 
  • Martina BRANDT   
  • Marton MEDGYESI
  • Pau MARI-KLOSE 
  • Masa Filipovic
  • Anne Leonora Blaakilde
  • Alena Kajanová

External members:

  • Cristina Ponte
  • Laura Alipranti

Key goals:

– A comprehensive baseline report on the benefits of strengthening family solidarity between generations via an international critical review;

– The development of a procedure (e.g., possible pilot project integrated in PhD programmes) that could be implemented in sample countries and provide comparative research results;

– An informed framework for possible applications/practical applications and specific guidelines on the topic.

  • Clare Holdsworth (leader)
  • Cheryl Zlotnick (co-leader)
  • Anna  COSTANZA BALDRY  
  • Anne Marie Fontaine
  • Arvydas Virgilijus MATULIONIS
  • George PAVIA 
  • Trudy CORRIGAN  
  • Vesna Dolničar
  • Marjolein Broese Van Groenou

External members:

  • Orbán Annamária
  • Antónia Cadilhe
  • Susana Coimbra
  • Marc Roelands
  • Américo Carvalho Mendes
  • Timonen Virpi
  • Adéla Mojžíšová
  • Carole Gadet
  • Marie-Thérèse Letablier
  • Ioanna Armouti
  • Carol Kelleher
  • Maria Dolors Comas D’Argemir Cendra

Key goals:

– An overview of key policy issues, such as what are the authorities, institutions, mechanisms,incentives or regulations that are most effective in securing the benefits of intergenerational family solidarity;

– To bridge the gap between academia and key stakeholders, by creating opportunities/activities for a bilateral dialogue and learning exchange;

– Make the research outcomes of the Action participants accessible and manageable for policy-makers.

  • Dieter Ferring (leader, † 2017)
  • Anu Siren (leader in 2017-18)
  • Esther Martinez Pastor (co-leader)
  • Kate Hamblin
  • Andreas Hoff
  • Isabelle Pannecoucke
  • Arseniy Svynarenko
  • Ricardo Rodrigues
  • Niculina Karacsony

External members:

  • Jorge Gato
  • Laura Dryjanska
  • Roberto Giua
  • Maria João Baptista
  • Maria Mimoso