Training School ‘Theory and Methods in Research on Ageism and Age-discrimination’

COST Action IS1402 ‘Ageism - a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective’ aims to enhance scientific knowledge and attention to ageism, by bringing together and integrating the different disciplines of research, by developing national, multi-national and international collaborations with public policy officials, non-academic professionals, civil society NGOs and older persons, and by fostering a new generation of researchers. In order to meet these aims, the COST Action will organise Training Schools (TS) throughout the duration of the Action.

The 2017 Training School ‘Theory and Methods in Research on Ageism and Age-discrimination’ will take place on May 30th - June 2nd 2017 at the Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, in Norrköping, Sweden.

The Training School will concentrate on multifaceted theories of ageism, on related concepts and on the embeddedness into wider social theory. This will be done within the framework of the involved disciplines and with a focus on thematic areas and (multi)disciplinary focal points, on empirical operationalisation and research concepts, on research methods and the adequacy of current approaches. It will discuss research examples, qualify the need for future research and consider the issue of research funding.

The Training School will consist of three main modules:

A. Defining the concept: Theories of ageism and age discrimination

B. Research approaches on ageism and age discrimination

C. Tools for research and policies on ageism and age discrimination

Nena Georgantzi, AGE Human Rights Officer, will be among the speakers.

The deadline for applications is March 10, 2017

You will find detailed information as well as an application form here

Informal enquiries may be made to Eleonor Antelius, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Campus Norrköping, 601 74 Norrköping, Sweden, Email:




Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 (All day) to Friday, 2 June, 2017 (All day)
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