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Interfasol Book: Families and Family Values in Society and Culture

The COST Action Interfaso is proud to announce a forthcoming book: 

Families and family values in society and culture

Editors: I. Albert, M. Emirhafizovic, C.N. Shpigelman & U. Trummer

Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishers.


  • Intergenerational family Solidarity in Luxembourg. Isabelle Albert
  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity – Country Report Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sanela Šadić & Mirza Emirhafizovic
  • Intergenerational family solidarity in Portugal. Marisa Matias, Irene Monteiro & Susana Coimbra
  • Demography, Society, and Culture: The Profile of Turkey. Hatice Çelebi, Nafiye Çiğdem Aktekin
  • Active ageing and community care in Malta. George (Gino) Pavia
  • Intergenerational family relationships in Norway. Katharina Herlofson & Tale Hellevik
  • Country report – Denmark. Anne Leonora Blaakilde & Anu Siren
  • Intergenerational family solidarity and key life domains in Italy. Donatella Bramanti, Matteo Moscatelli, Camillo Regalia
  • Intergenerational family solidarity and value transmission in Finland. Helena Helve
  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity: The Case of Croatia. Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovčan, Andreja Brajša-Žganec,& Ivana Hanzec
  • Families and Family Values in Society and Culture: Spain. Esther Martínez Pastor & Miguel Ángel Nicolás Ojeda.
  • GREECE: Country Report. Laura Alipranti-Maratou & Vasiliki Gountsidou
  • Families and Family Values – Country Report of Hungary. Márton Medgyesi &Annamária Orbán
  • Country report on Intergenerational Family Solidarity -Austria. Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula & Lena Bouvier
  • Family, valeurs familiales et relations intergénérationnelles dans la France aujourd’hui. Marie-Thérèse Letablier et Claudine Attias-Donfut
  • Intergenerational Solidarity among Israeli Families. Carmit-Noa Shpigelman & Cheryl Zlotnick
  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity in Lithuania: contexts and patterns. Aušra Maslauskaite, &Margarita Gedvilaite-Kordušiene
  • Intergenerational relations in rapidly changing social context: the case of Estonia. Luule Sakkeus & Kairi Kasearu
  • Intergenerational Solidarity in Slovenia: Key Issues. Valentina Hlebec, Tatjana Rakar, Vesna Dolničar, Andraž Petrovčič, & Maša Filipovič Hrast
  • Families and Family Values in Poland. Laura Dryjanska
  • Country report on Intergenerational Family Solidarity -Begium. Willy Lahaye, Isabelle Pannecoucke & Catherine Copée



INTERFASOL Final Conference, 18-20 April 2018. Programme.

INTERFASOL Final Conference

Event date: Wednesday April 18 2018 10:00 – Friday, 20 April 2018, 14:45
Place: University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, Maison du Savoir, MSA 3.520
2, avenue de l’Université
4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

From April 19th to 20th 2018, the final conference of the EU funded research network INTERFASOL (ISCH COST Action IS1311) will take place at the University of Luxembourg (Campus Belval).This conference offers a platform for exchange and discussion on intergenerational solidarity in Europe from different perspectives. It will bring together international researchers on family relationships and intergenerational solidarity from various disciplines who will present their work in four symposia:

  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity, Well-Being & Health
  • Nurturing Intergenerational Solidarity & Intergenerational Projects
  • Intergenerational Family Solidarity and Migration
  • Intergenerational Value Transmission & Societal Change

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Call for applicants: Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference Grants. CLOSED.


Applications are invited for conference presentation bursaries from  PhD students and Early Career Researchers based in Inclusiveness countries that are participating in Interfasol.

These bursaries will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, as long as applicants meet the eligibility criteria.  We anticipate that the value of these bursaries will be approximately 1000 Euro

Please note applications will have to provide proof that their paper or poster has been accepted for presentation before an award can be approved. Applicants will be reimbursed for relevant expenses after attending the conference. This is because attendance at the conference and submitting a scientific paper is a condition of funding.

Conferences will have to take place before the end of April 2018 and preference will be for attendance at European Conferences. Applicants for conferences outside of Europe will only be considered if there are insufficient applications to attend European conferences. 



4th Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Extended DL: October 27th 2017

Deadline extended! New deadline for applications October 27th, 2017

Applications for Missions occurring between 1st November 2017 till 1st April 2018

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety until April 1st

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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INTERFASOL meeting in Zagreb

 COST Action IS131,  Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe

Venue and date: Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences,  Marulićev trg 19, HR-10000 Zagreb, Tel: +385-1-4886820

 Management Comittee Meeting

Agenda October 6th, 2017

 Morning Session: 11:00 pm – 12:30 pm (for MC representatives)

Welcome to participants

STSM Chair and Coordinator Dieter FerringLoving Memory Tribute

Agenda Approval

  1. INTERFASOL transversal achievement

– Website by Arseniy Svynarenko

– TS by Willy Lahaye

– Designating a New STSM Coordinator


  1. Next INTERFASOL meeting : Porto Conference presentation by Susana Marques


 Afternoon session: 14:00 pm – 17:00 pm

  1. Working group balance : WG1; WG2; WG3; WG4

– Achievement of the WG: How to report?

– Participation in the closing Conference

– Other form for result diffusion

– Planning actions


  1. Conference organization


– Proposal of the CG

– Invited Speakers

– Other suggestion


  1. Future perspective

– INTERFASOL network

– European applications? COST? Other?

– Join publication and Congresses

– Collaborative research projects

Closing session



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Call for Papers: Poverty and the Family

Call for Papers

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2018 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. In 2018, the workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 17 & 18 May 2018 and focus on the topic of “Poverty and the Family”.

The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on “Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family”.

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Deeply saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Professor Dieter Ferring passed away. Condolences to his family and friends.

With great sadness we received the news of a loss of our dear colleague, Dieter who unexpectedly passed away. In INTERFASOL we had a privilege to work with him, to appreciate his optimism and to be able to count on his experience and his sound advice. Dieter was not only a brilliant scholar in the area of intergenerational family solidarity but also a great colleague, who demonstrated his commitment to our shared project. He never shied away from taking on more responsibilities, and his dynamic personality was evident in many areas. We will miss him a lot in our network, his reliability and companionship, his energy and that combination of optimism and realism which characterized his advice and opinion.

From behalf of Cost Action INTERFASOL, I would like to send our deepest condolences to Dieter’s family, friends, and colleagues.

Professor Anne Marie Fontaine 

Management Committee Chair, COST Action IS1311: Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL)