COST ACTION IS 1402

Ageism from a Multi-National, Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • 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 / Room 104)
    • 10:30 - 12:30 - Opening ceremony (common session with QRC 2017) | Welcome adress - Dr. Loredana Ivan (10 min.) | Cross-cultural perspectives in research on age - Symposium organizer: Monika WiliƄska (90 min.) Q & A (20 min.)
    • 12:30 - 13:20 - Lunch break
    • 13:20 - 15:00 - Activity in (separate) small work groups (WGs) - Rooms 317, 506, 508, 509, 510
    • 15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee break
    • 15:30 - 17:00 - Activity in (separate) small work groups (WGs) - Rooms 317, 506, 508, 509, 510
  • 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 six 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Funding mechanisms: Identify what financing mechanisms need to be present to attract and sustain research in this area. Moderator: Liat Ayalon
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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 104
    • 10:15 - 11:30 - Activity in (separate) small groups - Rooms 317, 506,508,509,510
    • 11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee break
    • 11:45 - 13:00 - Activity in (separate) small groups - Rooms 317, 506,508,509,510
    • 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch break
    • 14:00 - 15:15 - Activity in (separate) small groups - Rooms 317, 506,508,509,510
    • 15:15 - 15:45 - Coffee break
    • 15:45 - 17:45 - MC meeting & feedback on progress (Room 104)
    • 17:45 - 19:00 - Core group meeting - WGs chairs meet to discuss current progress and future plans (Room 104)