You can join the network

Training Schools are designed for Early Stage Researchers and for lifelong learners with the goal of improving the scientific infrastructure in the field of ageism.

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between Researchers.

There are various steps to follow to join or initiate a COST Action. It mainly depends on the location of the institution.

• For institutions from the 35 COST Member Countries and one Cooperating State:

a) If your country has not yet accepted the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding:
contact your COST National Coordinator.It is also recommended that you inform the Chair of the Action of your interest.

b) If your country has already accepted the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding,
– but has not yet nominated 2 representatives:

• Contact your COST National Coordinator .

• It is also recommended that you inform the Chair of the Action of your interest.
– and has already nominated 2 representatives:

• contact the Action Chair for possible nomination by the Management Committee (MC) to a Working Group (WG).

• For institutions from Near Neighbour Countries and International Partner Countries:

Your participation should be approved by the JAF on a case-by-case basis.



Whom to contact?

  • Chair and vice chair of this Action


Prof. LiatAyalon
Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work
Bar Ilan University, Israel 52900
Tel: 972-3-531-7910
Fax: 972-3-738-4042


Vice Chair: 

Prof. Dr. Clemens Tesch-Römer
Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2
12101 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 260740-0
Fax: 030/7854350


  • Work Group chairs


Working Group 1: Health


Prof. GrazianoOnder
UniversitCattolicadelSacroCuore, Italy


Prof. Daniela Fialova
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic


Working Group 2: Judicial-Legal


Prof. Israel (Issi) Doron
University of Haifa, Israel


Ms. NenaGeorgantzi
AGE platform Europe EU/ National University of Ireland


Working Group 3: Workforce
Dr. JolantaPerek-Bialas
Jagiellonian University, Poland

Dr. PninaDolberg
Bar Ilan University, Israel

Working Group 4: Media
Dr. Monika Wilinska
School of Applied Social Science, U.K.

Prof. Eugene Loos
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Working Group 5: Internalized Age Stereotypes
Prof. Klaus Rothermund
InstutfrPsychologie, Jena University, Germany

Prof. Susanne Wurm
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany