Training Schools (TSs)

One training school will be held per year, targeting both early-career investigators and experienced researchers. Training schools will focus on methodological aspects related to the Action’s research tasks and will allow attendees to participate in discussions and debates with international experts on a range of different aspects of social exclusion in later life. Each training school will consider different aspects of old-age exclusion and the Actions core research objective and questions.

The first training school took place in January 2017 in the University of Helsinki, Finland, and focused on the relative nature of exclusion.


COST Action CA15122 – Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet) invites applications to attend its fourth Training School to be held in Swansea, Wales from 24th to 27th June 2019 at the Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University (Wales).

The Training School will focus on Policy Challenges in Life Courses of Social Exclusion

ROSEnet aims to overcome fragmentation and critical gaps in conceptual innovation on old-age exclusion across the life course, in order to address the research-policy disconnect and tackle social exclusion amongst older people in Europe.

Please see attached documentation for eligibility and guidelines for applicants.

How to apply

Participation in all COST Training schools is subject to a selective application process. Selection will be based on those applications that most clearly correspond to the overall objectives of the COST Action CA15122, and to the content of this particular Training School.
Please note there are 10 funded places available at the Training School.

Trainees who are self -funded are also welcome to apply to attend the Training School.

You are kindly invited to complete the attached application form and to provide the requested documents and arguments in favour of your application.

Deadline : 24th April 2019 (midnight GMT).

Please complete and send (by E-mail) your application form by 24h April 2019 to:

Marjaana Seppänen
professor (social work)
Department of Social Research/social work
P.O. Box 54 (Unioninkatu 37)
00014 University of Helsinki

tel. +358 2941 24586 (+358 50-4489118)