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Housing and Living Conditions of Ageing Populations

Created in 1992

Coordinators

Marianne Abramsson
National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life (NISAL)
Department of Social and Welfare Studies Linköping University
Norrköping, Sweden
Tel: +46 11 363386
marianne.abramsson@isv.liu.se
Aleid Brouwer
University of Groningen
PO Box 72
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 50 363 8658
E-mail: a.e.brouwer@rug.nl
Blanca Deusdad
University Rovira i Virgili
Tarragona, Spain
Tel. +34 977 558 358
blanca.deusdad@urv.cat
Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby
Centre for Innovative Ageing
College of Human and Health Sciences
Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
S.Hillcoat-Nalletamby@swansea.ac.uk

The working group within the ENHR network
The central theme of this working group is Housing and living conditions of ageing populations. The ENHR Network provides excellent opportunities to meet researchers from all over Europe (and the World) in paper presentations/discussions as well as plenary activities and social events. From our point of view, this has become the main role of the network. The coordinators and the participants in the group are working in constellations and minor networks with different initiatives and projects, within the theme of the working group. These initiatives cannot be regarded as mainly ENHR activities. The ENHR has got an overriding meeting and knowledge dissemination based role, which is an important role indeed. The working group is a regular participant in the ENHR conference.

Activities in the future
The WG plans to be present at the ENHR 2017 conference in Tirana, Albania. Interested participants are encouraged to submit abstracts and papers directly on the conference website and are welcome to contact any of the coordinators for further information about the participation in the conference as well as the working group.

Recent activities
During the year the WG organized a successful workshop at the ENHR 2016 conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 28 – July 1. The workshop had about 20 abstracts submitted and the workshop proved an excellent opportunity to present current research and development work. In addition it provided a good forum for discussion. The rather consistently high number of abstracts is interpreted as the result of an on-going interest in ageing issues around the world where housing and living conditions are high on the policy agenda. During the workshop sessions future plans of the working group were discussed.

Members – Participants
There are no registered members of the group, but it consists of researchers active or interested in the field, interested persons and participants in the group activities. More than 20 researchers were involved in the writing of the papers presented at the Belfast meeting. About 25 individuals took part in the presentation of the papers and in the group discussions. The group of researchers that presented papers in Belfast included persons from several countries in Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.