EMMY: European Welfare Models and Mental Wellbeing in Final Years of Life

Research

FUNDING BODY: Joint programming initiative “More years, better lives” and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

CODE: PCIN-2016-118

MAIN RESEARCHER: Marta Miret

DESCRIPTION: The European Welfare Models and Mental Wellbeing project in Final Years of Life (EMMY), funded by the joint programming initiative “More years, better lives” and Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. It started in 2017.

The project is coordinated by Kristian Wahlbeck, of the National Institute for Health and Welfare of Finland, and involves 5 European institutions: National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland), Abo Akademi University (Finland), SINTEF (Norway), University of Verona (Italy), and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The main researcher from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is Dr. Marta Miret.

EMMY is an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods comparative study that analyzes the impact of well-being systems on the mental well-being of the oldest people in Finland, Italy, Norway and Spain.

The goal of the project is to define the concept of mental well-being in old age through qualitative methods, to analyze the relationships between welfare systems and mental well-being through quantitative methods, and to support the exchange of good practices among the member states of the European Union through carrying out case studies of existing policies and systems of welfare and developing a new research-based tool to assess the impact of mental well-being on welfare policies in older people.

PROJECT WEBSITE: www.emmyproject.eu

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