SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

This Europe-wide project aims to collect and analyse data on the over-50 population with the intention of understanding the ageing process and its effects on individuals in different socio-cultural contexts. The results are consolidated by the European Forum on Research Infrastructures and form the basis of European social-science research.

In Portugal, the project is coordinated by the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho and is co-funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

The data-gathering process in Portugal and the other countries that make up SHARE took place throughout 2015. It is hoped that the data collected will be processed and analysed in 2016.