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Events
We organize various events, such as conferences and workshops. Because we are part of the European Sociological Association (ESA), we also organize sessions at ESA conferences. You are welcome to participate in all of these events!

Upcoming events
  • PhD students' workshop "Life-course influences on retirement: Researchers' and stakeholders' perspectives", Helsinki, Finland, May 17-19, 2017. CALL for abstracts by 1st February 2017.
  • The 13th ESA Conference will be held in Athens, Greece, from 29th August to 1st September 2017. CALL for abstracts by 1st February 2017.

  • Previous mid-term conferences

  • "Ageing in Europe: Beyond the work-centered lifecourse?", Frankfurt, Germany, September 14-16, 2016.
  • "Ageing, anti ageing & ageism: Constructions and politics of being old in Europe", Klagenfurt, Austria, September 18-20, 2014.
  • "Ageing in the light of crises: Economic crisis, demographic change, and the search for meaning", Umea, Sweden, October 3-5, 2012.

  • Previous workshops for PhD students
  • "Advancing the study of ageing", University of Chester, UK, April 5-7, 2016.
  • Spring school "Long live the active!? A critical perspective on active ageing", University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, March 23-25, 2015.
  • "Researching age and generations in times of crisis and change", University of Porto, Portugal, July 5-7, 2012.
  • "Qualitative methods in ageing research", University of Vechta, Germany, August 26-27, 2010.
  • "Ageing societies and the welfare state", VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 11-12, 2008.

  • Sessions at previous conferences of the European Sociological Association
  • 12th ESA conference "Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination", Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 25th-28th, 2015.
  • 11th ESA conference "Crisis, Critique and Change", Torino, Italy, Aug 28th-31st,2013.
  • 10th ESA conference "Social Relations in Turbulent Times", Geneva, Switzerland, Sep. 7th-10th, 2011.
  • 9th ESA conference "European Society or European Societies?", Lisboa, Portugal,Sep. 2nd-5th, 2009.
  • 8th ESA conference "Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society", Glasgow, United Kingdom, Sep. 3rd-6th, 2007.
  • 7th ESA conference "Rethinking inequalities", Torun, Poland, Sep. 9th-13th,2005.
  • 6th ESA conference "Ageing Societies, New Sociology", Murcia, Spain, Sep. 23rd-26th, 2003.
  • 5th ESA conference "Visions and Divisions", Helsinki, Finland, Aug. 28th-Sep. 1st, 2001.



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