Research Programmes

  • (2011-2016) REPOPA - REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity.

    IRPPS

    REPOPA (REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity) è un progetto di 5 anni finanziato dall’Unione Europea all’interno del Settimo Programma Quadro (FP7), che ha luogo in sei paesi europei (Danimarca, Finlandia, Paesi Bassi, Regno Unito, Italia, Romania) e in Canada con l’obiettivo di studiare la relazione tra risultati scientifici e processi decisionali nel settore dell’attività fisica. Raccomandazioni e politiche per promuovere l'attività fisica sono state sviluppate in vari paesi e anche a livello UE. Si riconosce che l'attività fisica non dipende solo da fattori individuali e da interventi nel settore sanitario, ma anche dalle politiche attivate in altri settori, così come da fattori sociali, culturali e ambientali. Di conseguenza, la ricerca è multi-disciplinare e si basa sull’approccio “promozione della salute”, volto a favorire la collaborazione tra ricercatori, esperti e politici e a integrare conoscenze, priorità e valori.

  • (2013-2014) PollenMAP

    IRPPS

    PollenMAP si sviluppa a partire dalla rilevanza sociale che hanno le allergie sulla qualità della vita delle persone . Le allergie sono la terza causa di malattia cronica dopo l’osteoporosi-artrite e l’ipertensione (Cittadinanza attiva, 2010e ISTAT 2010). In Italia si stima che ne soffrano 10milioni di persone (pari al 20% della popolazione).

  • (2014) Volontariato e pubblica amministrazione

    CESVOT - Centro Servizi Volontariato Toscana

    Buone prassi di collaborazione.

  • (2014) Volontariato intergenerazionale

    Fondazione Mondo Digitale

    Il report sui dati raccolti con l'attività di ricerca del progetto "ComeOn ! ", sostenuto dal programma di educazione permamente della Commissione europea.

  • ERA-AGE 2

    ERA-AGE 2 ended on 30 September 2012, after three and a half years contining the work of the highly successful ERA-AGE, which started in 2004. During the life of the project three joint calls were launched, funding 33 post-doctoral research fellowships and, six research projects funded by Europe's first joint research programme on ageing. Has a useful database on research programmes; research projects; research funders/centres. A useful summary presentation given at the closing conference by Professor Alan Walker is attached.

  • EURAGE: European Research Group on Attitudes to Ageing

    EURAGE is an international project investigating attitudes to age across Europe. It designed the attitudes to age module in the European Social Survey and we are currently analysing the findings from 28 countries and over 50,000 respondents. One of the main goals is to disseminate findings and to inform policy-makers, stakeholders and end-users from different countries about ageism, age attitudes and their relationships to the societal context. Researchers are from the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent (UK) and from the Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention, Lisbon University Institute (Portugal). A current primary aim is to extend current knowledge on ageism which has previously only been investigated within particular countries. By comparing different countries and cultures, it is possible to examine differing attitudes toward both older and younger adults, and how differences between countries, cultures and other socioeconomic factors may lie behind these attitudes.

  • NDA: New Dynamics of Ageing

    The New Dynamics of Ageing Programme is a eight year multidisciplinary research initiative with the ultimate aim of improving quality of life of older people. The programme is a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils - ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and AHRC - and is the largest and most ambitious research programme on ageing ever mounted in the UK. The programme aims to develop practical policy and implementation guidance and novel scientific, technological and design responses to help older people enjoy better quality lives as they age. This requires integrating understandings of the changing meanings, representations and experiences of ageing and the key factors shaping them (including behavioural, biological, clinical, cultural, historical, social, economic and technological), through direct engagement with older people and user organisations. The programme will harness inputs from a wide range of disciplines to reveal the dynamic interplay between ageing individuals and their changing technological, cultural, social and physical environments - local, national and global - and to develop methods and means for overcoming the consequent constraints on the quality of life of older people. A list of 35 Projects can be found in the attachment and overviews of each project can be accessed. A newsletter is available on the programme website

  • Trinity College Dublin's EngAge Programme

    Trinity College Dublin

    Trinity has developed a number of pioneering multi-disciplinary ageing research programmes, contributing to international knowledge. A key goal of Trinity EngAGE is to support dissemination and application, in imaginative ways, to stakeholders of the evidence that will allow us to meet the challenges associated with population ageing and to unlock the longevity dividend.