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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”.

Meeting in Keele, May 13, 2015

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
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