Publications for work group #3 : Media


Amaral, I., & Fonseca, F. (2018). Games and Active Aging. In N. Lee (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games, Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 9783319082349. [in print] [Available in “online first”].

Amaral, I., & Daniel, F. (2018). The use of social media among senior citizens in Portugal: active ageing through an intergeneration approach. In International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population – Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing.  [in print].

Fernández-Ardèvol, M., & Rosales, A. (2018). Older people, smartphones and WhatsApp. In J. Vincent & L. Haddon (Eds.), Smartphone cultures (pp. 55–68). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Loos. E. F., & Ivan, L. (2018) Visual Ageism in the Media. In: Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Roemer, C. (eds.) Contemporary Aspects on Ageism, Berlin: Springer [forthcoming].

Raycheva L., Miteva N., Peicheva D. (2018). Overcoming the Vulnerability of Older Adults in Contemporary Media Ecosystem. Paper accepted for presentation at the 4th ITAP conference (International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population) for the parallel session New Media in the Everyday Life of Older People. Las Vegas, USA. July, 15-20, 2018 (at the Springer printer’s)

Vincent, J. (2018) Electronic emotions, age and the life course In: Taipale, Sakari and Wilska, Terhi-Anna and Gilleard, Chris, (eds.) Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course. Routledge key themes in health and society. Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 201-216.

Vincent J., & Leslie Haddon. (eds.) 2018 Smartphone Cultures Abingdon Routledge

Wilińska M, de Honeheim A & Anbäcken E-M, (2018) Ageism in a cross-national perspective: reflections from the research field. In L. Ayalon and C. Tesch-Roemer (eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism, Springer, In press

Krekula C, Nikander P & Wilińska M (2018) Multiple Marginalisations Based on Age: Gendered Ageism and Beyond. In L. Ayalon and C. Tesch-Roemer (eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism, Springer, In press


Armengol, J.M. (2017)  “Aging as Emasculation? Rethinking Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 1-13

Blaakilde, A., Mosberg Iversen, S., Wilińska M., Sandvik, K (2017) Editorial: Growing old with and via media, MedieKultur- Journal of Media and Communication Research, 63:1-8

Cîrtiţă-Buzoianu, C., & Amălăncei,B-A. (2017) Possible worlds within political discourse: a perspective on Romanian elders, Journal INTERSTUDIA, 21: 98-107.

Comunello F., Mulargia S. (2017) My Grandpa and I “Gotta Catch ‘Em All.” A Research Design on Intergenerational Gaming Focusing on Pokémon Go. In: Zhou J., Salvendy G. (eds) Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications, Services and Contexts. ITAP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10298. Springer, Cham

Comunello, F., Fernández Ardèvol, M., Mulargia, S., & Belotti, F. (2017). Women, youth and everything else: age-based and gendered stereotypes in relation to digital technology among elderly Italian mobile phone users. Media, Culture & Society39(6), 798-815.

de la Hera Conde-Pumpido, T., Loos, E.F., Simons, M. & Blom, J. (2017). Benefits and Factors Influencing the Design of Intergenerational Digital Games: A Systematic Literature ReviewSocieties, 7 (18) (15 p.)

Fernández-Ardèvol, M., & Rosales, A. (2017). My interests, my activities: Learning from an intergenerational comparison of smartwatch use. In J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (Eds.), Human aspects of IT for the aged population: Applications, services and contexts (Vol. 10298, pp. 114–129). Cham, Switzerland: Springer

Fernández-Ardèvol, M., Sawchuk, K., & Grenier, L. (2017). Maintaining connections: Octo- and nonagenarians on digital ‘use and non-use.’ Nordicom Review38(s1), 39–51.

Ivan, L., & Fernández-Ardèvol, M. (2017). Older people, mobile communication and risks. Societies7(2), 7.

Ivan, L., & Fernández-Ardèvol, M. (2017). Older people and the use of ICTs to communicate with children and grandchildren. Transnational Social Review: A Social Work Journal7(1), 41–55.

Loos, E.F. (2017). Exergaming: Meaningful Play for Older Adults?. In J. Zhao & G. Salvendy (Eds.),Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications, Services and Contexts – Third International Conference, ITAP 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 9-14, 2017, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 254-265) (12 p.). Swizerland: Springer.

Loos, E., Ivan, L., Fernández-Ardèvol, M., Sourbati, M., Ekström, M., Wilińska, M., Carlo, S. & Schiau, I. (2017) Ageing well? A cross-country analysis of the way older people are visually represented on websites of organizations for older people. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, 8(2): 63-83

Loos, E. F., Kubiński, P., & Romero, R. (2017). The representation of older people playing a digital game in the short film ‘Pony Place’: A semiotic and narratological analysis. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, 8(2), 43-62.

Raycheva L., Miteva Nadezhda. Consuming the Media and ICT Environment: Challenges to Vulnerability of Older Adults. Paper presented at the International Conference: “Consuming the Environment 2017 – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Urbanization and Vulnerability”. University of Gävle, Sweden. December, 3-5 2017 (at the UG printer’s)

Rosales, A., Fernández-Ardèvol, M., Comunello, F., Mulargia, S., & Ferran-Ferrer, N. (2017). Older people and smartwatches, initial experiences. El profesional de la información (EPI), 26(3), 457-463.

Wilińska M. (2017) Book review of Jaco Hoffman and Katrien Pype (Eds) (2016) Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Spaces and practices of care. Bristol: Policy Press, International Journal of Ageing and Later life, Accepted for publication


Amaral, I, Daniel, F. (2016). Ageism and IT: Social Representations, Exclusion and Citizenship in the Digital Age. In J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (eds.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Populations, Part II Healthy and Active Living, International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (pp. 159-166). Volume 9755 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing. Switzerland: Springer.

Bol, N., van Weert, J. C., Loos, E. F., Romano Bergstrom, J. C., Bolle, S., & Smets, E. M. (2016). How are online health messages processed? Using eye tracking to predict recall of information in younger and older adults. Journal of health communication21(4), 387-396.

Bolle, Sifra, Romijn, G.A., Smets, E.M.A., Loos, E.F., Kunneman, M. & van Weert, J. (2016). Older Cancer Patients’ User Experience of Online Health Information Tools: A Think Aloud StudyJournal of Medical Internet Research, 18 (7) (17 p.)

Cîrtiţă-Buzoianu, C., (2016) Rethinking politics from the Romanian eldery’s perspective, Journal INTERSTUDIA, 19: 131-135.

Cîrtiţă-Buzoianu, C., & and Nechita, E. (2016). Incluziunea socială a persoanelor vârstnice din perspectiva TIC [Social Inclusion of Older People from ICT perspective]. In Incluziunea socială în era digitală [Social Inclusion in Digital Age], coordinated by Cristina Cîrtiţă-Buzoianu and Elena Nechita, Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, Cluj-Napoca. ISBN: 978-606-17-0883-3, pp. 55-65.

Daniel, F.; Monteiro, R.; Caetano, E., & Amaral, Inês (2016). Representações sociais do envelhecimento ativo num olhar genderizado [Social representations of active aging in a gendered perspective – portuguese language] Análise Psicológica, 34 (4), 353-364.

Ivan, L, Dumitriu, D. L., & Săvulescu, R. (2016). Older people in digital creation contexts: building a participatory action research design. In Alexandra Zbuchea & Dimitrios Nicolaidis, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Reginal Development. Responsible Entrepreneurship, Vision, Development and Ethics (pp. 52-64). Bucharest:

Ivan, L., Buzoianu-Daba, C.  (2016). Ageing and body image:  Relation between self-esteem and body self-esteem at older adults. Review of Interstud (Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies of Contemporary Discursive Forms), 19, 148-161.

Ivan, L., & Schiau, I. (2016, July). Experiencing Computer Anxiety Later in Life: The Role of Stereotype Threat. In J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (eds.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Populations, PART I Design for Aging, International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (pp. 339-349). Volume 9755 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing. Switzerland: Springer.

Iversen, S. M. (2016). Ældre mennesker og digitale spil: En diskursanalyse af danske avisartikler [Older adults and digital games: A discourse analysis of Danish newspaper articles]. Gerontologi, 32(2), 26-31

Iversen, S. M. (2016). Play and productivity: The constitution of ageing adults in research on digital games.Games & Culture, 11(1-2), 7-27.

Loos, E., & Zonneveld, A. (2016,). Silver gaming: Serious fun for seniors?. In International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (pp. 330-341). Springer, Cham.

Pálsdóttir, Á. (2016). Heilsulæsi eldra fólks – Hindranir í tengslum við upplýsingar um heilsu og lífsstíl [Senior citizens health literacy – Barriers to information about health and lifestyle]. Í Helga Ólafs og Thamar M. Heijstra (ritstjórar),  Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XVII. Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í október 2016. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands.

Pálsdóttir, Á. (2016). Senior Citizens, Digital Information Seeking and use of Social Media for Healthy Lifestyle. In J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (eds.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Populations, Part II Healthy and Active Living, International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (pp. 217-226). Volume 9755 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing. Switzerland: Springer.

Peicheva, D. & Raycheva, L. (June, 21, 2016) The Transformation of Reading among the Ageing Population in the Digital Age. In: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging. Volume 9754 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, pp. 216-225.

Sourbati, M. (2016). Ageism, social inclusion and digital public service: Considering age relations in the 21st century. In: E. Scabini & G Rossi (eds), L’allungamento della vita: Una risorsa per la famiglia, un’opportunità per la società, pp.229-245. Studi Interdisciplinari sulla Famiglia, no. 28 Vita e Pensiero

Wilińska M.  (2016) Proud to be a woman: old age, womanhood and emotions. Journal of Women and Aging, 28(4): 334-345

Robertson J, Bowes A, Gibson G, McCabe L, Reynish E, Rutherford A, Wilinska, M. (2016) Spotlight on Scotland: Assets and opportunities for ageing research in a shifting socio-political landscape, The Gerontologist, 56(6): 979-989

Eindhoven COST WG meeting – Powerpoint link


Bolle, S., van Weert, J. C., Daams, J. G., Loos, E. F., De Haes, H. C., & Smets, E. M. (2015). Online health information tool effectiveness for older patients: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of health communication20(9), 1067-1083.

Wilińska, M. (2015). An Older Person and New Media in Public Discourses: Impossible Encounters? In Zhou, J., Salvendy, G. (eds.) Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging (pp. 405-414). Springer International Publishing.


Loos, E. F. & Ekström, M. (2014) Visually representing the generation of older consumers as a diverse audience: Towards a multidimensional market segmentation typology. Participations, 11 (2), 258-273.


Call – thematic issue on Old-Age Exclusion

June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

From our members Marja Aartsen and  Wouter De Tavernier:

Call – issue on Old-Age Exclusion


Program FIP7 ESR meeting Bratislava

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Preliminary program_ESRs FIP7 meeting EUROAGEISM H2020, Bratislava, Slovac Republic

“Ageism in the labour market” call

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Kindly see the current call for papers to a special issue of the International Journal of Manpower (IJM), concerning ageism in the labour market:

We encourage you to participate and submit your abstracts to the call.  

Best wishes,
Guest Editors: Jolanta Perek-Bialas, Joop Schippers and Pnina […]

CALL – Thematic Issue for Urban Planning: The City, Aging and Planning

May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear All,

Urban Planning (ISSN: 2183-7635) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of urban studies aimed at advancing understandings and ideas of humankind’s habitats.
Open Access: free to read and share, with an article processing charge […]

WHO global campaign to combat ageism

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Bratislava conference adjacent to the COST Meeting

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Knowledge for Ageing Society – Contextualising Ageing conference
I would like to invite you to the interdisciplinary conference the colleagues from Department of Demography and Human Geography from Faculty of Natural Scoences, Comenius University in Bratislava […]

European Sociological Association Research on Ageing Network Conference

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

4th Mid-Term Conference of the ESA Research Network (RN01) on Ageing in Europe
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 5 – 7 September 2018
Conference […]

Growing old with and via media

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Special issue of MedieKultur entitled “Growing old with and via media”:
Two of WG Media and Ageism members were involved in editing that issues: Sara Mosberg Iversen and Monika Wilinska.


Sustainable Ageing invitation

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments


January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Internship available in the Ageing and Life Course Department at the World Health Organization to support and conduct research to inform the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.

Location: WHO Headquarters office in Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 4 – 6 […]


January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Please note:
will be held in BRUSSELS, Oct. 26, 2018.

Call for papers, April 2018 issue: Qualitative Research For, About, and With Older Adults

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

We invite manuscripts for RJCPR, April 2018 issue. The topic for this issue is: Qualitative Research For, About, and With Older Adults. Guest editors: Dr Monika Wilińska, Jönköping University, Sweden; Dr. Loredana Ivan, NUPSPA, Romania.

Deadline: January 30, […]

Trent university post doctoral

November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Trent University Post Doctoral Fellowship 2018

Active Ageing Index seminar, Spain, 9/2018

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

CfP A5

Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations- Special Issue

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

call for papers_Apr2018 (1)

Call for the next issue of Slovak Ethnology

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

FALLING DOWN – free online course

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments


Attached is a link to a FREE online course about older people and problematic substance use call FALLING DOWN, which starts on 30 October and runs over 5 weeks – a couple of hours per week […]

Aging & Society: Seventh and Eighth Interdisciplinary Conferences

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Aging & Society Conferences

Recommended Interfasol TS in Dortmund info

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

COST Action IS1311
Intergenerational Family Solidarity Across Europe
Deadline for applications extended until April 30th, 2017
Annual Training School 2017
Call for Applications
Dortmund 6th – 9th June 2017

Application for Dortmund Annual Training School 2017


As indicated in its Memorandum of Understanding, INTERFASOL foresees the organization of […]

Newsletter March 2017

March 25th, 2017|0 Comments


Newsletter Mar 2017


Prague meeting & TS

Broader Legal and Policy developments


Krakow minutes

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

TS Krakow summary

A few pictures from Krakow meeting

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

WG Health activities

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Planned meeting in spain 1-2/02/2018

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

We are planning to make 5 5-minute movies in different languages on the following topics:

Movie 1 “What is ageism?”
Movie 2 “How does ageism look like in everyday life?”
Movie 3 “Why is ageism bad […]

TS Krakow – updated program

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Krakow Meeting Agenda_update 3 February 2017

WG4 – Dublin meeting presentations

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments


future TS in Sweden

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

here you can find application form and details about planned TS in Sweden, May-June 2017:

COST_Training schoolSweden


October 20th, 2016|0 Comments


Future Activities

September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

1. We will issue a call for 4 additional STSMs. Applications are due in the end of October. More details will follow shortly.

2. Our next meeting will be in Krakow, Poland: 16-17.2.2017. The goal is […]

October 1- International day of older persons

September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments


Book guidelines

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear all- Below you can find some instructions, based on Springer’s requests:

1. Please examine the manuscript guide prior to preparing a final version of your chapter- section 4.2.

2. We will have an unnumbered contributed volume- […]

Prague presentation and minutes

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

WG 3 Media and Ageism – Final Presentation – Prague – 28 and 29 Aprilwg meeting summary29.4.16_CTR Minutes WG Media Prague – 28-29 April

Prague WG2 Minutes

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Minutes of Prague Meeting April 2016_Final

Book Instructions

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear all- Below you can find some instructions, based on Springer’s requests:

1. Please examine the manuscript guide prior to preparing a final version of your chapter- section 4.2.

2. We will have an unnumbered contributed […]

Prague minutes

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

wg meeting summary29.4.16_CTR

second call for Short Term Scientific Mission

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The timetable for applications is as follows:

Period of STSM: between 4th July 2016 and 31st March 2017

Deadline for applications: 30th May 2016

Notification of application outcome: 20th June 2016


Full details, including the criteria for applications, are […]

Event Coming Up: Generation Solidaires-Fighting Ageism and Age Discrimination

April 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Ageism is experienced both by older and young people. It is entrenched in attitudes but also
organisations, laws, policies and practices that create disadvantages or obstacles to the equal
participation of the young and the older generations.

Whose ageism? The reinvigoration and definitions of an elusive concept / Fredrik Snellman

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

View the new article by Fredrik Snellman: Whose ageism? The reinvigoration and definitions of an elusive concept


February 14th, 2016|0 Comments


Newsletter-Feb 2016

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

We are happy to post the first newsletter of our COST action:


Growing old with and via media- a call for special issue of MedieKultur

January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

The call for MedieKultur is out now: Growing old with and via media (

2015 activities- a summary

January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear All,

Cost Action on Ageism is about to publish its first newsletter. We made our own, a bit longer version that summarizes key activities in our group.

Best wishes,
Eugene and MonikaWG Media and Ageism- newsletter text

Prague meeting April 2016- Training School

January 24th, 2016|0 Comments

See the attached documents for the Prague TS meeting:

TS_Registration Form (no financial support)_Prague TS 2016_EU COST Action 1402

TS_Preliminary Program_Prague EU COST Action 1402

TS_Call for Applications and Application Form_Prague TS 2016_EU COST Action 1402

Program_Prague COST Action […]

COST Vademecum 2016

January 17th, 2016|0 Comments


Please see the COST Vademecum. Inside you will find the COST rules regarding reimbursement.

Laurea University is looking for interested partners to co-operate

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Laurea University of Applied Sciences is growing its network of research partners and aim to strengthen the co-operation. Through this Laurea wants to find better ways to create new international projects with societal impact.

Laurea University is […]

Presentations for WG1 group/WG1 subgroups from Dublin and Berlin COST Action meetings in April and September 2015

November 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Berlin 2015_WG1 and WG1b_SUMMARIZING PRESENTATION, TABLE_Healthy clinical strategies for healhy aging

Berlin 2015_WG1a_SUMMARIZING TABLE_Ageism in Healthcare and Long-term Care Systems


Dublin 2015_WG1c subgroup_Discovering the bright side of ageism in healthcare

Dublin 2015_WG1b subgroup_ Healthy clinical strategies for healthy […]

Symposium for the Law and Society Conference

October 25th, 2015|0 Comments

We would like to update that WG2: Judicial-Legal System, Chaired by Prof. Israel (Issi) Doron and Ms. Nena Georgantzi, has submitted a symposium to the Law and Society Conference in New Orleans.


SOCIAL INNOVATION- VOTE for ‘Ageing population’

October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

You are all welcome to vote for the right cause!

We would like to draw your attention to an innovative approach for the selection of a theme in the field of social innovation. This competition (prize money: […]

Handbook on Ageism

September 25th, 2015|0 Comments

COST IS1402 will produce a new edited book. For guidelines concerning the book, please open this link: Handbook on Ageism-outline  .

Minutes from WG 2 Judicial/Legal Ageism

September 24th, 2015|0 Comments

COST_Final_minutes_WG2_10_September_2015_ (1)

Berlin Meeting- September 2015

September 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Minutes- Berlin Meeting: minutes17.9.15

‘Mc Meeting’ presentation: MCmeeting8.9.15

‘Rewards and Challenges Associated with COST’ presentation: rewards8.9.15

View pictures from Berlin Meeting: picsfromberlin


Article: Youthful Indiscretions by Tobias Haeusermann

September 18th, 2015|0 Comments

I would like to draw your attention to an article I wrote on ageism for the King’s Review, an online magazine based in King’s College, University of Cambridge.

Tobias Haeusermann

The Berlin Meeting

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Between September 10-11 we had an excellent meeting in Berlin.

Beyond fruitful discussions we were also able to socialize and enjoy Berlin.

Here is a picture from our dinner.



Minutes – Dublin Meeting

July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Photos from the meeting in Dublin: photos

Attitudes towards dementia- The German Centre of Gerontology

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Attitudes_towards_Dementia_01 (1)

Minutes Kickoff Meeting

June 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Minutes COST_general

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