Social exclusion in old age remains a significant health and social problem in Europe, despite the ambition of the EU to reduce the number of people who are socially excluded with 20 million by the year 2020.
Active ageing policies aimed to increase social inclusion have been insufficient, partly due to the rising longevity, demographic ageing, and accelerated digitalisation processes.
The current conference is organised by the project members of the AMASE project, A multidimensional approach of social exclusion in later life-health consequences for ageing populations, funded through the Norway Grants 2014–2021.
See the program and register (amase-project.eu). There is no registration fee.
Keynote speakers are Thomas Scharf, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK, and prof. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Division Ageing and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden.
Presentations at the conference concentrate on explanatory factors of social exclusion in old age, consequences of the phenomenon, and analyses of existing policies. Single country studies, comparative analyses across various societies, as well as cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches are included.
The conference is supported by the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, NOVA – Oslo Metropolitan University, National Research Institute for Labour & Social Protection and the Research Institute for Quality of Life – Romanian Academy.
Read more about the AMASE project
A Multidimensional Approach to Social Exclusion in Later Life – Health Consequences for Ageing Populations (AMASE)
The overall aim of the project is to enhance research-based knowledge on the multidimensional nature of old age social exclusion and its consequences for health and to identify conditions that minimize social exclusion of disadvantaged groups.