Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

STSMs were organised (targeting primarily early-career investigators) each year, and were thematically focused in line with the five domains of exclusion. STSMs were hosted in European centres of excellence and situated early-career investigators within interdisciplinary research environments and allowed them the opportunity to avail of site specific training and develop collaborative projects and outputs.

In total the ROSEnet COST Action funded 27 Short Term Scientific Missions

Successful STSM applicants for Grant Period 1 (1/05/2016 to 30/04 2017) were:

Prof Thibauld Moulaert, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Grenoble Cedex 9 (FR)
HOST: Lucie Vidovićová, Masaryk University, 602 00 Brno (CZ)

Ms Vera Gallistl, University of Vienna, Vienna (AT)
HOST: Galit Nimrod, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva (IL)
STSM Title: Exclusion from New Technologies in Old Age: Social Inequalities in Older Adults’ Media Use in a Cross-National Perspective

Ms Georgia Casanova, INRCA – National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing,
Ancona (IT)
HOST: Ariela Lowenstein , Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Jerusalem (IL)
STSM Title: Italy and Israel:accessibility of LTC services as dimension of social inclusion of older people

Dr Rodrigo Serrat, Faculty of Psychology, Barcelona (ES)
HOST: Thomas Scharf, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK)
STSM Title: Exclusion from civic activities of a diverse older population:
Determinants and policy implications

Successful STSM applicants for Grant Period 2 (01/05/2017 – 30/04/2018) were:

Dr Rodrigo Serrat, Faculty of Psychology (Barcelona)
HOST: National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Via Santa Margherita, 5 60124 (Ancona)
STSM Title: Trade-offs between older people’s inclusion/exclusion from participation in different kinds of social and civic activities

Ms Kristín Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland (Reykjavik)
HOST: University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health, Section of Social Medicine, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Postboks 2099, 1014 København K (Copenhagen)
STSM Title: The association between midlife SES factors and prevalence of clinical depression and emotional health in late-life

Dr Francesco Barbabella, National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA) (Ancona)
HOST: Harokopio University of Athens, Eleftheriou Venizelou 70 Kallithea 17671 (Athens)
STSM Title: Interaction between Economic and LTC Services Exclusion in Italy and Greece (IELSE

Ms Vera Gallistl, University of Vienna (Vienna)
HOST: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, (Sheva er’Be)  Israel
STSM Title: Lifestyles of the Digital Divide: Media-based Leisure Repertoires of Older Adults in a Cross-National Perspective

Ms Emily Loughlin, National University of Ireland, Galway (Galway)
HOST: Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University (Stockholm)
STSM Title: Combating social exclusion through community living policies: Irish and Swedish perspectives

Ms Elisa Valia, University of Valencia (Valencia), Italy
HOST: National Health Services Scotland NHS, (Edinburgh)

Dr Elena Golubeva, Northern Arctic Federal University (Arkhangelsk), Russia
HOST: INRCA-IRCCS (National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing) Centro Ricerche Economico Sociali per l’Invecchiamento (Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing),  (Ancona)

Successful STSM applicants for Grant Period 3 (01/05/2018 to 30/04/2019) were:

Dr Anna Urbaniak, National University of Ireland Galway (Galway)
HOST: Institut Für Gerontologische Forschung in Berlin, Torstraße 178 (10115 Berlin)
STSM Title: “Care in place”

Dr Jing Wu, University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg)
HOST: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demopraphic Institute (NIDI),  (The Hague)
STSM Title: A cross-country empirical study on loneliness and social isolation of older adults across Europe in the framework of Cost Action CA15122

Dr Anna Goulding, Newcastle University (Newcastle upon Tyne)
HOST: University of Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 2 A-1090 Wien (Vienna)
STSM Title: Cultural participation of older adults

Dr Anna Wanka, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main)
HOST: Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Gerontology, Upper Newcastle Road (Galway)
STSM Title: Lifecourse Transitions, Place, and Social Exclusion

HOST: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, (Den Haag)
STSM Title: Understanding social exclusion of older Chinese migrants in the Netherlands: their loneliness, social network and participation

Dr Pilar Zueras, Centre for Demographic Studies (Bellaterra)
HOST: The University of Manchester, Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) Sociology / CCSR – Room G25 – School of Social Sciences Faculty of Humanities
STSM Title: Making communities inclusive to people of all ages. Age-friendly development in Spain compared to United Kingdom.

Ms Alina Schmitz, TU Dortmund University (Dortmund)
HOST: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna
STSM Title: Gendered Patterns of Social Exclusion and Health: Effective Policies for Enhancing Health in Socially Excluded Elderly?

Dr Mirza Emirhafizovic, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Political Sciences (Sarajevo) Bosnia and Herzegovina
HOST: Polibienestar Research Institute – Universitat de València,  Valencia
STSM Title: Creating an Age-Friendly City: Urban Policy Response to Ageing

Dr Katarina Vojvodic, Institute of Public Health of Belgrade (Belgrade)
HOST: National Institute of Health and Science on Aging, Via S. Margherita 5 (Ancona)
STSM Title: exclusion of old-aged in Serbia. Retrospective study of EUSILK data

Ms Valentina Cannella, University of Barcelona (Barcelona)
HOST: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow G4 0BA (Glasgow)

Mr László Patyán, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Health (Nyíregyháza)}
HOST: Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication, 17. Severnaya Dvina Emb., Arkhangelsk, Russia, 163002 (Arkhangelsk)
STSM Title: Reducing age related exclusion in the CEE countries – developing research and publication activities

Dr Daniel Pavlovski, Mother Tereza University (Skopje)
HOST: INRCA- National Institute on Health and Science of Aging. CENTRE FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH ON AGEING, Ancona, Italy
STSM Title: Participation of elderly in processes and activities in elderly care homes

Mr Otto Gerdina, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana)
HOST: Sociologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, Sweden (75108 Uppsala)
STSM Title: A social exclusion lens on media representations on old age and older people: A collaboration focusing on Slovene daily newspaper reporting on these issues

Dr Nilufer Yaylagul, Faculty of Art (Antalya)
HOST: Residence Roosenburch, Grote Stern 2, 3181 SX Rozenburg
STSM Title: Creative care concepts as dimension of social inclusion of older people in services

Successful STSM applicants for Grant Period 4 (01/05/2019 to 04/04/2020) were:

Dr Grazina Rapoliene, Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Vilnius)
HOST:Professor Marja Aartsen,  NOVA – Norwegian Social Research / OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
STSM Title: Study of loneliness among older people in Eastern and Central Europe

Dr Bernard McDonald, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (Galway)
HOST: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium (Brussels)
STSM Title: Stakeholder influence on older adult engagement in Ireland and Belgium