Action Members

Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion through Collaborations in Research and Policy CA15122

ROSEnet has a number of democratically elected positions and core groups to help drive the Action. This includes the positions of: Chair and Vice Chair; Working Group Co-Leaders; the Dissemination Officer, the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Coordinator, the Training School Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and their respective boards and committees; the Scientific Steering Group (comprising of all of these positions); and the Management Committee (comprising of all members of the Action). Those fulfilling these role and their affiliations are listed below.

Action Positions, Boards and Committees

Action Chair
Kieran Walsh,
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, Ireland
Economic Working Group Co-Leaders
Michal Myck,
Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA), Poland
Jim Ogg,
Caisse nationale d'assurance, France
Services Working Group Co-Leaders
Giovanni Lamura,
INRCA - National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing, Italy
Veerle Draulans,
University of Leuven, Belgium
Civic Exclusion WG Co-Leaders
Ariela Lowenstein,
Center for Research & Study, Haifa University Israel
Sandra Torres,
Uppsala University, Sweden
Dissemination Board
Francesco Barbabella,
INRCA - National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing, Italy, and Linnaeus University, Sweden
Sagiv Segal,
Grantinfo org., Israel
José Jesús Delgado Peña,
University of Málaga, Spain
Evaluation and Monitoring Officer
Fleur Thomese,
VU University, The Netherlands
Grant Manager
Christine De Largy,
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, Ireland
PhD Forum Coordinator
Mirza Emirhafizović
University of Sarajevo
Action Vice Chair
Thomas Scharf,
Institute for Ageing, Newcastle University, UK
Social Relations Working Group Co-Leaders
Vanessa Burholt,
Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University, UK
Marja Aartsen,
NOVA, Norweigan Social Research, Norway
Community/Spatial Working Group Co-Leaders
Lucie Vidovićová,
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Isabelle Tournier,
University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg
Dissemination Officer
Päivi Topo,
The Age Institute, Finland
Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Coordinator
Feliciano Villar,
University of Barcelona, Spain
STSM Support Officer
Ausra Maslauskaite,
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Training School (TS) Coordinator
Marjaana Seppänen,
University of Helsinki, Finland
TS Committee
Anna Wanka,
University of Vienna, Austria
Ioannis Kostakis,
Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Older Adult Reference Group Liaison
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

The PhD Forum

Aimed at embedding the participation of early career investigators in the ROSEnet action, the PhD Forum provides a supportive network for 10 PhD students working on topics related to old-age social exclusion. The Forum will serve as a collegial space for methodological discussion, the presentation of preliminary findings, and conceptual debate. Forum participants can actively draw on expertise from across the Action for guidance, support and informal mentorship.

Members Include:

  • Florent Cholat – France
  • Rosita Cecilia Dissels – Netherlands
  • Ada Lui Gallassi – Sweden
  • Vera Maria Gallistl  – Austria
  • Hannah Grove – Ireland
  • Petukhova Irina – Russia
  • Arianna Poli – Sweden
  • Pryanka Boerio – Italy
  • Katarina Vojvodic – Serbia
  • Pernilla Ågård – Sweden

Phd Forum Co-Ordinator: Mirza Emirhafizovic, PhD, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Older Adult Reference Group

The Older Adult Reference Group has been established as a means of including the voices and perspectives of older people within the ROSEnet Action. Embedding ‘on-the-ground’ experiences of older adult advocates, and the organisations that they represent, will help ensure the Action’s approach, activities and outcomes are relevant and impactful. The Group also provides the opportunities for individuals to participate in the Action’s activities and events, as members of the Action, and provides a space for individuals with shared interests to discuss and debate topics related to old-age social exclusion.

Members Include:

  • Mr Moses Azzopardi, National Association of Pensioners, Malta
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Bultez, Les Petits Fréres des Pauvres, France
  • Ms Elke Tippelman, BAGSO, Germany
  • Ms Christine Nanlohy, Oudere Vrouwen Netwerk, Netherlands
  • Mr Guido Cuyvers, Vlaamse Ouderenraad, Belgium

Facilitator: Marcela Petrová Kafková, Czech Republic

Management Committee Members & International Partner Country Observers

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CountryTitleFirst nameLast nameGroupInstitution
ProfFranzKollandMC MembersUniversity of Vienna
AustriaProfKaiBrauerMC MembersIARA center for research on ageing
AustriaDrAnnaWankaMC MembersDepartment of Sociology
AustriaMsVeraGallistlWorking Group MemberUniversity of Vienna
AustriaDrBirgitAigner-WalderMC MembersSchool of Management
ProfJeniWarburtonMC ObserverLa Trobe University
ProfVeerleDraulansMC MembersKU LEUVEN (University of Leuven)
BelgiumMsSofieVan RegenmortelMC MembersVrije Universiteit Brussel
BelgiumProfOlivier MassonMassonMC MembersUniversité catholique de Louvain
BelgiumDrGuidoCuyversWorking Group MemberVlaamse Ouderenraad (Belgium)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
DrMirzaEmirhafizovicMC MembersUniversity of Sarajevo, Faculty of Political Sciences
Bosnia and HerzegovinaProfRahmanNurkovicMC MembersFaculty of Science
MrMaciejKucharczykSpecific OrganisationsAGE Platform Europe
DrEleonoraGaydarovaMC MembersNew Bulgarian University
BulgariaDrNadezhdaTodorovskaMC MembersBulgarian Red Cross
BulgariaMsSianaKarshevaMC MembersBulgarian Red Cross
ProfNorahKeatingMC ObserverUniversity of Alberta
DrSlavenGasparovicMC MembersUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography
CroatiaDrMarijaGeiger ZemanMC MembersInstitute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
CroatiaDrZdenkoZemanMC MembersInstitute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
CroatiaDrMarcelLeppéeMC MembersAndrija Stampar Institute of Public Health
ProfConstantinosPHELLASMC MembersUniversity of Nicosia
CyprusDrCostasConstantinouMC MembersUniversity of Nicosia
CyprusDrByronIoannouMC MembersFrederick University
Czech Republic
DrLucieVidovicovaMC MembersMasaryk University
Czech RepublicProfKarelSchmeidlerMC MembersUniversity of Technology
Czech RepublicDrMarcelaPetrová, KafkováMC MembersMasaryk University
ProfJohnAndersenMC MembersRoskilde University
DenmarkProfAnnetteBilfeldtMC MembersAalborg University, Copenhagen
DenmarkMrWouterDe TavernierMC MembersAalborg University
DenmarkProfPerJensenMC MembersAalborg University
DenmarkDrAnuSirenMC MembersThe Danish National Centre for Social Research
DenmarkDrMarianneMahlerMC SubstituteAalborg University
ProfAnuLeppimanMC MembersTallinn University of Technology
EstoniaMsLilliAbuladzeMC MembersEstonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn University
EstoniaDrLuuleSakkeusMC SubstituteTallinn University
ProfMarjaanaSeppänenMC MembersUniversity of Helsinki
FinlandDrPäiviTopoMC MembersThe Age Institute
FinlandMsElisaTiilikainenMC MembersUniversity of Eastern Finland
FinlandMsSuviFriedMC MembersThe Age Institute
DrJimOGGMC MembersCaisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse
FranceProfThibauldMoulaertMC MembersUniversité Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
FranceMsCécileRosenfelderMC SubstituteUniversité Paris-Est Créteil
FranceMrJean-PierreBultezWorking Group MemberLes Petits Frères des Pauvres (France)
France/ItalyDrFlorentChoclatWorking Group MemberUMR Pacte CNRS 5194 - Univ. Grenoble Alpes / Dipartimento di sociologia e ricerca sociale - Univ. Milano Bicocca
ProfJosefineHeusingerMC MembersUniversity of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal
GermanyDrBirgitWolterMC MembersInstitut für Gerontologische Forschung
GermanyProfJürgenWolfMC MembersHochschule Magedeburg-Stendal / University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg
GermanyMsKatrinFalkMC MembersInstitut für Gerontologische Forschung e. V. (IGF)
GermanyProf DrMonikaAlischWorking Group MemberFulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany
MsVasilikiGountsidouMC MembersAristotle University of Thessaloniki
GreeceDrIoannisKostakisMC MembersHarokopio University of Athens
ProfZsuzsaSzemanMC MembersInstitute for Sociology
HungaryMsAnette MaraTrobertMC MembersInstitut of Mental Health
HungaryMrLászlóPatyánMC MembersUniversity of Debrecen, Faculty of Health
HungaryMrMartonMedgyesiMC SubstituteTARKI, Social Research Institute
ProfAgustaPalsdottirMC MembersUniversity of Iceland
IcelandDrSigurveigSigurdardottirMC MembersSchool of Social Sciences
IcelandMsKristínEinarsdóttirMC SubstituteUniversity of Iceland
DrKieranWalshMC MembersIrish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway
IrelandProfEamonO'SheaMC MembersNational University of Ireland Galway
IrelandDrJoeLarragyMC MembersNational University of Ireland Maynooth
IrelandMrBernardMcDonaldMC MembersIrish Centre for Social Gerontology
IrelandDrTrudyCorriganMC MembersDublin City University
IrelandDrMaryMcDonnell NaughtonWorking Group MemberAthlone Institute of Technology
IrelandDrAnnaUrbaniakWorking Group MemberIrish Centre for Social Gerontology
NUI Galway
IsraelProfArielaLowensteinMC MembersCenter for Research & Study, Haifa University, Israel
IsraelProfNoemiBittermanMC MembersTechnion-Israel Institute of Technology
IsraelDrPninaRonMC MembersUniversity of Haifa
DrFrancescoBarbabellaMC MembersNational Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA)
ItalyDrGiovanniLamuraMC MembersINRCA - National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing
ItalyDrEmanuelaMaria SalaMC SubstituteUniversità di MIlano Bicocca
ItalyDrZaccariaDanieleMC SubstituteGolgi Cenci Foundation
ItalyMsPryankaBoerioWorking Group MemberUniversity of Milan- Bicocca
ProfAusraMaslauskaiteMC MembersVytautas Magnus University
LithuaniaDrRytisMaskeliunasMC MembersKaunas University of Technology
LithuaniaMrDaumantasStumbrysMC MembersVytautas Magnus University
LithuaniaDrVidasRaudonisMC MembersFaculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
LithuaniaDrRapolienėGražinaWorking Group MemberLithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania
DrIsabelleTournierMC MembersUniversity of Luxembourg
LuxembourgProfDieterFerringMC MembersUniversity of Luxembourg
LuxembourgDrElkeMurdockMC SubstituteUniversity of Luxembourg
Macedonia, Republic of
DrDijanaJovanoskaMC MembersMinistry of Health
Macedonia, Republic ofDrMarijanStevanovskiMC MembersMIT University Skopje
Macedonia, Republic ofDrDanielPavlovskiMC SubstituteMother Tereza University
DrMarvinFormosaMC MembersUniversity of Malta
MaltaMrMosesAzzopardiWorking Group MemberNational Association of Pensioners (Malta)
ProfStevoPopovićMC MembersUniversity of Montenegro
MontenegroProfDuškoBjelicaMC MembersUniversity of Montenegro
MontenegroDrBojanMasanovicMC SubstituteUniversity of Montenegro
DrFleurThomeseMC MembersVU University
NetherlandsProfJennyGierveldMC MembersNetherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)
NetherlandsDrIreneCieraadMC MembersDelft University of Technology (TUD)
NetherlandsDrWanderVan der VaartMC SubstituteUniversity of Humanistic Studies
DrMarjaAartsenMC MembersNOVA Centre for Welfare and Labour Research
NorwayMrJohanBarstadMC MembersThe Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development
NorwayProfRhysEvansMC MembersHogskulen for landbruk og bygdeutvikling
NorwayDrUrsula SmålandGothMC MembersOslo and Akershus University College
DrMichalMyckMC MembersCentre for Economic Analysis, CenEA
PolandDrJolantaPerek-BialasMC MembersJagiellonian University
PolandDrWieslawa L.NowackaMC MembersWarsaw University of Life Sciences
PolandMrAndrzejKlimczukWorking Group MemberWarsaw School of Economics
ProfJoãoAbreu e SilvaMC MembersInstituto Superior Técnico
PortugalProfCarlosFerreiraMC MembersCentro de Estudos Geográficos - Universidade de Lisboa
PortugalDrInesAmaralMC MembersUniversity of Minho
PortugalProfHenriqueBarrosMC Members
DrIulianaPrecupetuMC MembersResearch Institute for Quality of Life
RomaniaProfSergiuBaltatescuMC MembersUniversity of Oradea
RomaniaDrCosmina-ElenaPopMC MembersThe Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy
RomaniaDrAna MariaPreoteasaMC MembersResearch Institute for Quality of Life
RomaniaMsRalucaBuhasMC MembersUniversity of Oradea
RomaniaProfFloareaChipeaMC Members
Russian Federation
MsOksanaParfenovaMC ObserverITMO University
DrGoranSevoMC MembersInstitute for Gerontology and Palliative Care, Belgrade
SerbiaDrAleksandraMilicevic KalasicMC MembersInstitute for Gerontology and Palliative Care, Belgrade
ProfValentinaHlebecMC MembersUniversity of Ljubljana
SloveniaMrOttoGerdinaWorking Group MemberUniversity of Ljubljana, Slovenia
South Africa
ProfVeraRoosMC ObserverNorth West University
DrFelicianoVillarMC MembersUniversity of Barcelona
SpainDrRaquelMarbán-FloresMC MembersUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
SpainDrBlancaDeusdadMC MembersRovira i Virgili University
SpainDrJosé JesúsDelgado PeñaMC MembersFacultad de Filosofía y Letras
ProfAndreasMotel-KlingebielMC MembersLinköping University
SwedenProfSandraTorresMC MembersUppsala University
SwedenDrLenaDahlbergMC MembersDalarna University
SwedenDrStefanForsMC MembersKarolinska Institutet
ProfMatthiasDrillingMC MembersUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
SwitzerlandProfCarloKnöpfelMC Members
SwitzerlandProfJoergDittmannMC MembersFHNW
DrNiluferYaylagulMC MembersFaculty of Art
TurkeyDrHandeBARLINMC MembersGebze Technical University
United Kingdom
ProfThomasScharfMC MembersNewcastle University
United KingdomProfVanessaBurholtMC MembersSwansea University
United KingdomProfThomasScharfMC MembersNewcastle University
United KingdomDrTineBuffelMC Membersthe University of Manchester
United KingdomDrSuzanneMoffattMC MembersHealth & Society
United KingdomMsPatriciaConboySpecific OrganisationsHelp Age International
United KingdomDrCatherineMacLeodWorking Group MemberBangor University
New ZealandMrCharlesWaldegraveMC Observers
United States of AmericaDrJessicaKelley-MooreMC Observers
Russian FederationDrElenaGolubevaMC ObserversNorthern Arctic Federal University

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