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The ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) is a high-quality public university institute and one of the most dynamic and innovative in Portugal, mainly in the areas of Management and Economics, Sociology and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Humanities, Information and Communication Technologies and Architecture. ISCTE-IUL consistently aims for higher levels of excellence, innovation, internationalization and entrepreneurship. CIS-IUL, Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention, is a research unit belonging to ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon that develops research, research-based intervention and scientific training in psychology, focusing on developmental psychology and social and organizational psychology within the framework of the social sciences. CIS research engages in (a) the empirically-based development of theories and models and (b) the application of such theories to the analysis and solution of social, political and economic problems of Portuguese and European societies. CIS-IUL actively engages in social intervention with policymakers, the community, and its members intervene in public and expert debates on a number of social issues.

What are our goals within SIforAGE?

ISCTE-IUL will be mainly involved in WP7, WP2 and WP3. Specifically, we will be in charge of the “Call for prize” that will occur during the project and for conducting actions to study and fight discriminatory practices against older people. Fighting ageism has been one of the main areas of research and intervention in our team. Our goals are:

  • Disseminate and contact a varied audience in order to launch the call for prize for projects in aging. The objective will be to launch a competitive prize of good experiences on active participation of society in research projects and with impact in aged society and their families and caregivers
  • Support the work conducted within WP2 regarding the Technological Cafés specifically by helping on the creation of an adequate methodology of user’s involvement and evaluation of needs
  • Create a model of intervention programs to fight ageism in children that will be replicated among other countries and partners in the project
  • Collaborate in different tasks requiring the evaluation of older people’s needs

What are our roles in the project?

  • To conduct the dissemination of the “call for prize” by acting as an intermediary between the SIforAGE team and the possible interested public
  • To advise and suggest the best practices of user involvement and psychological evaluation methods for use in the Technological Cafés and other similar tasks requiring the use of assessment methods of older people’s needs
  • To create and monitor the implementation of the anti-ageism programs for children in the several countries considered in the SIforAGE project