EURAGE: European Research Group on Attitudes to Ageing

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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.

EURAGE Centre for the Study of Group Processes School of Psychology University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NP Telephone: 01227 827344 Email: