Indigenous and non-indigenous residents of the Nordic-Russian region: Best practices for equity in healthy ageing (NORRUS-AGE).

NORRUS-AGE is a networking and research project funded from the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) Open Call for Nordic-Russian co-operation.

The project is in pause.

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Project funder

The Nordic Council of Ministers Open Call Funding Opportunity for Nordic-Russian co-operation

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

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Project description

Its duration is 18 months in 2020-2022. University of Oulu is a coordinating institution and partners with 10 researchers from the University of Copenhagen, University of Greenland, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Northern Arctic Federal University, Northern State Medical University, Sociological Institute of FCTAS RAS.

The project researchers created a Nordic-Russian regional multidisciplinary network in gerontology and ageing, that will exchange best policies and practices on healthy ageing in their local territories, paying attention to the situation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The countries vary hugely in the level of support of older people in remote and rural areas, but both need even more effort to put in organizing safe space for old age. The group is particularly interested to investigate the cases that are in compliance with the activities on healthy ageing recommended by the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-30. Two online meetings in November and January made a solid basis for data collection and division of group tasks.

The project supports the actions within the on-going Unit projects of Northern Dimension Institute Think Tank Action and UArctic Thematic Network “Health and well-being in the Arctic”, as well as collaborating with another NCM funded project on Aging, gender and ethnicity (AGE-Arctic) coordinated by University of Lapland (Finland), complementing the thematic area of healthy ageing.

The project is coordinated by Dr. Anastasia Emelyanova.

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