Information about the project

“Global Ageing Research Partnership” (GARP) is a joint project of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria), the Jean Monnet University PRESAGE Institute (France), the University of Ottawa LIFE Research Institute (Canada) and the Sau Po Center on Ageing, the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). The project activities are funded under the International Academic Partnerships program whose goal is to develop durable solutions in the area of scientific, implementation and teaching process cooperation, pursued within the framework of international academic partnerships. The outcomes of the project provide a foundation for the development of a long-lasting cooperation of the entities forming the GARP consortium.

The project is implemented by the consortium consisting of:

Project duration

1.12.2018 – 31.12.2021

Project activities include:


International Scientific Workshop-Conference
„Research on Ageing – transdisciplinary reflection on methods and approaches”
due to COVID-19 restrictions, the originally planned conferenced will be replaced by other activities (more information soon)


an international monograph entitled
„Researching Ageing: Methodological Challenges and their Empirical Background”
available for download in the Publications sections
more project publications are planned (will be updated shortly)

Workshops and Webinars

methodology and research workshops and webinars in each partner country


Each of the 5 Project Partners will prepare a report on the state of research on ageing


the two successful on-site events (the Kick-Off meeting in Poland and the Workshop in Canada) have allowed over 40 researchers and experts to exchange their knowledge and experiences abroad

Project outputs include:

  • 1 academic partnership comprising 5 universities and research centres from Austria, France, Hong Kong, Canada and Poland.
  • 1 international scientific conference gathering participants from all over the world (to be replaced with other project activities)
  • 1 international monograph (30 authors, 1 editor, 3 independent reviewers), more publications are being prepared
  • 4 workshops and webinars in partner countries
  • 5 reports concerned with the state of research on ageing in each partner country
  • 1 website which will serve as an information and communication platform for the project, allowing further inter-institutional and inter-personal contacts after the project has concluded
particiapnt countries
participants in all project activities
authors of all project publications
national reports

Project outcomes include:

Offering an opportunity to exchange experiences, reflections and good practices in the area of research on ageing

Establishing a space for discussion, thus enabling the improvement of research standards

Laying the groundwork for future activities aimed at the development of research on ageing in the wide, international context

We collaborate as a network of partner universities (in the peer-to-peer model) with the administrative function of the project leader (UPJP2). The key areas of cooperation include such activities as  joint efforts related to preparing the international publication, academic contributions to the international conference, organization of relevant and valuable workshops, collaboration in terms of the project implementation, generating ideas for future inter-institutional initiatives on the trans-national level.