COST ACTION IS 1402

Ageism from a Multi-National, Interdisciplinary Perspective

*Last update: September 26th

  • Goals of the meeting:
    • Learning about qualitative research and aging
    • Continuing work in WGs
    • Develop a strategic approach to foster research in ageism that can inform the global campaign to combat ageism
  • Day 1 (October 5 / Hall 104)
    • 10:30 - 12:30 - Opening ceremony (common session with QRC 2017) | Welcome adress - Dr. Loredana Ivan (10 min.) | Qualitative research with, about and for older persons - Symposium organizer: Monika WiliƄska (90 min.) | Q & A (20 min.)
    • 12:30 - 13:20 - Lunch break (Mezzanine cafeteria)
    • 13:20 - 14:20 - Presentations from International Guests: Ageism in Africa and Latin America | Speakers: Jaco Hoffman and Anita Liberalesso Neri
    • 14:20 - 15:30 - Activity in (separate) small work groups (WGs)
      • WG Health - Room 311 (Note: 3xx rooms are on the third floor)
      • WG Employment - Room 313
      • WG Media - Room 314
      • WG Legal - Room 316
      • WG Internalized age sterotypes - Room 307
    • 15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee break
    • 16:00 - 17:30 - Activity in (separate) small work groups (WGs) - Rooms 307, 311, 313, 314, 316
  • Day 2 (October 6)
  • Day 2 is devoted to developing a strategic approach to foster research on ageism that can help to inform the global campaign against ageism. Groups will cover seven areas:
    • Harmonization of definitions: Discuss how to reach harmonization in terms of the definitions used in this area (e.g. ageism in all dimensions) and the assessment tools and metrics used to assess both explicit and implicit ageism. Moderator: Klaus Rothermund | Room 325
    • Global data collection and collation of information: Identify mechanisms that could be used for global data collection and collation of information on prevalence of ageism. Moderator: Vania De La Fuente Nunez | Room 326
    • Platform for sharing research findings: Brainstorm on the type of platform that would be needed for sharing research findings and connecting researchers around the world. Moderator: Trish Hafford-Letchfield | Room 311
    • Funding mechanisms: Identify what financing mechanisms need to be present to attract and sustain research in this area. Moderator: Liat Ayalon | Room 307
    • Drivers and barriers for research: Identify the drivers and barriers for research in this area (e.g. What has made you focus on this area of research? Is language a potential barrier given that most ageism research is published in English? Do we need better communication around the need for this research?). Moderator: Jola Perek-Bialas | Room: 313
    • Stakeholders: Map the stakeholders who could be involved in this area of work (which universities should be targeted? Which institutions and think tanks?). Moderator: Clemens Tesch Roemer | Room: 314
    • Localizing ageism: The purpose of this research group is to define the actions needed (method, processes, stakeholders) to localize (translate the word ageism in local idiom and provide an agreed formal local definition) "ageism" in the EU countries and subsequently globally and the procedural steps needed to achieve this goal. Moderator: Nicola Palmarini | Room 317
  • We will discuss what is needed to encourage ageism research around the globe that is comparable across countries. By the end of this meeting, each group is expected to produce a 3-page summary of the main points. Groups will be divided a-priori based on people's preferences. These groups are different from our regular WGs and can be led by other volunteers.
    • 09:30 - 10:15 - Global campaign to combat ageism - Room 307
    • 10:15 - 11:30 - Activity in (separate) small groups - Rooms 307, 311, 313, 314, 316, 325, 326
    • 11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee break - Room 317
    • 11:45 - 13:00 - Activity in (separate) small groups - Rooms 307, 311, 313, 314, 316, 325, 326
    • 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch break - Room 317
    • 14:00 - 15:15 - Activity in (separate) small groups - Rooms 307, 311, 313, 314, 316, 325, 326
    • 15:15 - 15:45 - Coffee break - Room 317
    • 15:45 - 17:45 - MC meeting & feedback on progress (Room 307)
    • 17:45 - 19:00 - Core group meeting - WGs chairs meet to discuss current progress and future plans (Room 307)