On the 15th March Dominic and Melanie presented their results from the European Social Survey at the ESRC Festival of Science event. The event was held at City University in London.

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Melanie Vauclair attended the high-level stakeholder workshop FUTURAGE: A Road Map for Ageing Research in Brussels, 11 May 2010. The aim of this workshop was focused on defining and discussing the priorities for European ageing research. The emerging research themes and issues that were presented and discussed fall under five overarching topics: (1) Biogerontology, (2) Social & Economic Resources, (3) Environments of Ageing, (4) Healthy Ageing, and (5) The User Perspective. Following our participation in this workshop, we have been invited to attend the second scientific workshop of FUTURAGE on the topic Socio-economic Resources which is taking place in Ancona (Italy), 7th-9th July 2010.

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The first EURAGE project meeting was held in Lisbon on 5th May 2010 where the website was discussed and our name was decided upon. Subsequent meetings were held in Canterbury and Lisbon.

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We ran a Strategic Workshop on "Social Identity, Equality and Health", funded by European Science Foundation, that took place in Lisbon in March 2010. This workshop aimed at exploring the relationships between social identity and health and analysing its consequences to promote more inclusive social practices and a more fair health care system. In particular, the links of ageism to well-being and health were explored under this perspective. The consequences of activating age stereotypes both for self perceptions of health and for the ways others perceive older person’s health.

 

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We presented initial findings from the ESS evidence on people’s views about the meaning of youth and old age. There were some startling differences both among countries and between age groups. The findings were featured in 90 news reports across 13 countries, see the Press releases page

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