ISAC Department for Intergenerational Solidarity, Activity and Civil Society

Human & Society
Quality of life and social participation

Lifeworlds • Inclusion • Equal opportunities

ISAC Team

Head of Department
Foto Christine Pichler

Christine Pichler
Head

Team
Foto Johanna Breuer

Johanna Breuer
Junior Researcher (on maternity leave)

Foto Manuela Perchtaler

Manuela Perchtaler
Junior Researcher

Foto Gabriele HAGENDORFER-JAUK

Gabriele Hagendorfer-Jauk
Lecturer/Senior Researcher

Tamara Ulbrich

Tamara Ulbrich
Junior Researcher

Regina Klein

Andrea Stitzel

Susanne Dungs

Foto Helmut Spitzer

Helmut Spitzer

Downloads

ISAC Research Info Sheet (PDF, in German)
IARA Folder (PDF, bilingual)

 

Research on ageing with a focus on the human and society

The research field Human – Society focuses on the living environment of older people, social inclusion and equal opportunities. The main emphasis of the participatory approaches is on ageing as a social process, the exchange between the generations, civil engagement by and for older people, active participation up to the highest age as well as on the mix of professional, family and neighbourly help in the communities – ultimately on the future of well-being for every age.

Priorities for ageing research at ISAC

Outlook

In order to be able to better shape the scientific discourse in the field of age(ing) in future, the focus is placed on inter- and transdisciplinary research. Through an intersectional perspective, the interfaces between the fields of humans, technology, economy and society – as well as other areas beyond these – move to the centre of a comprehensive look at age(ing). To implement this, joint work is being done with the departments DCRD and HAT. The objective is to gather new knowledge about the living conditions of older people and to use this knowledge to develop transdisciplinary approaches and solutions that make ageing and old age worth living.

ISAC projects and cooperation in projects

Project descriptions, links to (often English) project websites and other key information on all ongoing projects can be found on the German website version. An English translation will be made availbale as soon as possible. We are looking forward to you visiting our website again.