Ageism and age-discrimination in everyday life. Visionary project: ECCAR European Center for Constitutive Ageism Research, a platform where researchers with different competence carry out comparative research on ageism/age-discrimina.

Datum objave: 19.04.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

Umea University

Contact Person

SNELLMAN, Fredrik (Mr.)
Lic.Pol.Sc., PhD. Researcher, Post doc
Umea University

http://www.socw.umu.se/english/?languageId=1
Contact
Telephone:              +46-705-538740        +46-705-538740

Collaboration

Project Proposal


Title: Ageism and age-discrimination in everyday life. Visionary project: ECCAR European Center for Constitutive Ageism Research, a platform where researchers with different competence carry out comparative research on ageism/age-discrimina.

Type Details: I choose not to specify any clear/specific proposal aim for this general profile, since I view this as a task to be done together with potential future partners. (Another project proposal of mine suggests a more specific aim). In this proposal I chose only to share general ideas, that can serve as some preliminary guidance for a collaborative project.

I am generally interested in participating in collaborative projects targeting the elderly population and their life circumstances. My expertise and main research interest is in ageism and the different ways this phenomenon is made evident in peoples everyday life. I have previously (within the scope of my PhD thesis) elaborated on a method for teasing out the everyday experiences of everyday life, that are not that easily spoken of because of their familiarity and simplicity.

Age discrimination within EU policies has been on the agenda for some time, but the premises for age-discrimination, ageism, has not. One of my goals is to put the concept ageism on the EU agenda by carrying out research together with other skilled researchers in different European countries.

It should be mentioned that within the EU empirical data collection has been performed. Questions like whether people have personally experienced age- discrimination and if people think age-discrimination is widespread have been asked in the Eurobarometer. Few individuals say that they have personally experienced such discrimination, while many people say that age-discrimination is a widespread phenomenon. So, which one is more true? This kind of information can serve as background information in future projects, which aims to put ageism as a general concept on the EU agenda.


Programme (Collaboration EU R&D): FP7-IDEAS, FP7-PEOPLE


Expiry Date: 2011-12-07

Workprogramme area(s)


(FP7-IDEAS ERC-AG-SH2) ERC Advanced Grant - Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour


(FP7-IDEAS ERC-SG-SH) ERC Starting Grant Social and Human Sciences Domain


(FP7-IDEAS ERC-AG-SH) ERC Advanced Grant Social and Human Sciences Domain



Target Partner

Expertise: Mainly partners/actors outside the Nordic countries. Partners/actors who are interested in contributing with their specific competence in ageism in a larger project aiming to influence the EU agenda. Partners who are open to new ideas, and who openly share their competence and contribute constructive critique in a respectful European research environment.

Quite a few attempts have been made by american researchers to develop measures of ageism (age-attitudes). I think we can do better within the EU, and therefore I would specially like to meet researchers who are interested in developing a measure of ageism showing good psychometric properties, good internal and external validity. I do not have the competence for carrying out this myself, but I do have the competence to contribute substantially to the working process.


Organisation Details

Umea University

Name: Umea University

Department: Department of Social Work

Region: SVERIGE
ÖVRE NORRLAND
Västerbottens län

Address: Social Sciences Building

Umea   SE-90187 SWEDEN


Type: Research; Education

Number of Employees: > 500

Keywords: ageism;age-discrimination;age-attitudes;age-inequality;age-inequity;intersectionality;everyday-life;elderly people

Partners already acquired: I have a quite good overview of the researchers who carry out research on ageism in Finland, Sweden (Clary Krekula, Lars Andersson, Peter Öberg) and Norway (Gunhild Hagestad, PE Solem). Some knowledge of younger researchers in the Czech Republic (Lucie Vidovicóvá), Canada (Brad Meisner) and Great Britain (Paul Nash). These are contacts I know of, however, they have not yet been contacted for any proposal specifically.



RCN: 86538

Quality Validation Date: 2011-01-11

Update Date: 2011-01-12