EuroAgeism final meeting takes stock of achievements and looks ahead

EuroAgeism-final event-Mar2022

After more than 4 years, the EuroAgeism project, in which AGE Platform Europe played a central role as a policy partner, will come to an end on 29th April after 6 months extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To conclude the project, a final meeting was held in Barcelona from 21st to 22nd March, which many of the project researchers attended personally.

Extensive multi-sectorial research on ageism

Euroageism is an international network of researchers, policy makers and social and health care professionals aimed at changing how we think, feel and act about age.

The main purpose of the two-day meeting was to reflect on the project and to look for future cooperation possibilities. The meeting also illustrated the great success of the project: altogether the Early-Stage-Researchers have given around 70 scientific presentations, published 34 scientific papers, which have already been cited over 240 times, and produced several webinars, YouTube videos and other non-scientific presentations and policy papers.

A more detailed report of this meeting can be found in the April edition of the project’s newsletter.

Access the project’s publications here

Investigating the impact of legislation on age discrimination

For the whole duration of the project, AGE has been hosting Stefan Hopf who evaluated how non-discrimination law influences the inclusion of older persons. The purpose of Mr Hopf’s study was to provide solid empirical evidence regarding the differences in age discrimination experiences by older people living in countries with differing legislation.

In the frame of the project, Stefan Hopf gave five academic presentations, published three papers and participated in several policy events and non-scientific webinars.

Read more on AGE’s involvement on our project page

A story to be continued

In addition to these professional activities and despite the pandemic, the project also offered researchers the chance to exchange with colleagues from other European and non-European countries as well as from other academic disciplines and thus to improve their own transcultural and interdisciplinary skills. It allowed them to build new relationships and develop their professional network. Although the project is formally coming to an end, a wealth of output will continue to be produced in the current and following years. Many of the Early-Stage-Researchers involved in EuroAgeism are working diligently to complete their dissertations and to write scientific papers and policy guides.

Thus, keeping an eye on the progress is certainly worthwhile. We will keep you updated.

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