ROSEnet European Policy Seminar Series

Six ROSEnet European Policy Seminars were held in six different host regions, scheduled at six-month intervals between the opening and closing conferences. Five of these Seminars focused on different exclusion domains, with the sixth focusing on multidimensional old-age exclusion.

The Seminars were aimed at generating policy impact for the Action, and involved a public seminar for external researchers, policy makers and practitioners from the host region, and focused on dissemination and innovative responses to exclusion. Particular consideration was given to the Action objectives in relation to the host nation region (e.g. Eastern Europe). For the full schedule of these events (with indicative dates) please see the table at the bottom of the page.

1st ROSEnet European Policy Seminar focuses on Social Relations
The 1st ROSEnet European Policy Seminar focused on exclusion from social relations and was held at NOVA-Centre for Welfare and Labour Research in Oslo, on March 9th 2017. Click here for the programme.

2nd ROSEnet European Policy Seminar focuses on Community and Spatial Aspects
The 2nd ROSEnet European Policy Seminar explored community and spatial aspects of exclusion and was hosted by Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, on September 8th 2017. Presenting new research and policy insights, the event brought together European researchers and policy stakeholders to explore how places can make a difference in combating old-age disadvantage. Click here for the programme.

3rd ROSEnet European Policy Seminar focuses on Civic Exclusion
The 3rd ROSEnet European Policy Seminar explored civic and symbolic aspects of exclusion. Focusing on the theme of Sustainable Ageing: Older people and European public policy beyond 2020, the Seminar considered how existing policy systems and structures can reduce old-age social exclusion. The Seminar aimed to advance a new dialogue between policy makers, civil society and researchers to inform new interventions for reducing exclusion in European ageing societies. Exploring state-of-the-art research and policy developments, the event involved policy and research experts, from across European and international institutions, who are at the forefront of policy analysis, innovation and implementation. The invite to this event can be downloaded here. The full programme can be downloaded here.


ROSEnet European Policy Seminars date, focus and location

YearDateFocus & DomainLocation
2017March 8th and 9thExclusion from social relationsOslo, Norway
2017September 7th and 8thCommunity and spatial aspects of exclusionBrno, Czech Republic
2018February 20th and 21stCivic and socio-cultural aspects of exclusionBrussels, Belgium
2018September 13th and 14thExclusion from ServicesAncona, Italy
2019January 10th and 11thEconomic aspects of exclusionParis, France
2019September/OctoberMultidimensional old-age exclusionHaifa, Israel
2020February/MarchROSEnet Closing ConferenceBrussels, Belgium

4thROSEnet European Policy Seminar focuses on exclusion form services

The 4th ROSEnet European Policy Seminar explored ‘Preventing Exclusion from Services in Older Age: New Evidence from Research, Policy and Practice’. Hosted in cooperation with INRCA (Italy’s National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing), this seminar was held in Ancona on September 14th 2018. The Seminar will also explore individual level and structural risk factors for service exclusion, focusing specifically on the lived experiences of different groups of the older population, and the influence of intersectional disadvantage in shaping these experiences. Please click here for the programme.

5th ROSEnet European Policy Seminar focuses on economic exclusion

The 5th ROSEnet European Policy Seminar explored ‘Economic exclusion in old age: research and policy’. Hosted in cooperation with the Caisse nationale d’assurance vieillesse, this seminar was held in Paris on January 11th 2019. Drawing together researchers, policy makers and members of civil society, the Seminar interrogated gaps in research and policy knowledge in the areas of economic inequalities, social and material deprivation, pension systems, and pension adequacy.  Please click here for the programme.


6th ROSEnet European Policy Seminar will investigate multidimensional disadvantage

The 6th and final ROSEnet European Policy Seminar will explore ‘Social Exclusion of Older People: Challenges and considerations in multidimensional disadvantage in later life’. Hosted in cooperation with the University of Barcelona, this seminar will be held in Barcelona on October 25th 2019. This Seminar will examine how older people can experience exclusion across multiple areas of life, and how different forms of exclusion can be interrelated. The importance of this multifaceted form of disadvantage will also be assessed for policy and practice. Please click here for the programme.