Nordic Gerontological Federation


The Nordic prize

The 2018 Nordic Gerontology Prize (the Sohlberg Prize) will be awarded to Professor Taina Rantanen from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The prize will be given at the 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology in Oslo. We can also hear the laureates´ lecture in the congress.

NGF prize for promising researcher in gerontology

The NGF prize for promising researcher will be awarded to Dr. Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir from Iceland. The prize will be handed out for the 3rd time.

GeroNord newsletter

Next GeroNord newsletter will be published in April! You may provide news, reports from past events, and information on upcoming events etc. to the secretary of NGF.

The 24th Nordic Gerontological Congress will take place in Oslo 2-4 May 2018

More detailed information about the dates, keynote speakers etc. can be found from the congress webpages here.



Forthcoming events: 

" Ageing in Europe: Agency, Citizenship and the Dynamics of Power"

The 4th Mid-Term Conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network on Ageing in Europe (ESA RN01). The international conference will take place at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in early September (Sept. 5-7, 2018). The organizers welcome individual and team contributions from the sociology of ageing, social gerontology, and related academic fields, as well as submissions for thematic session proposals. More information can be found on the conference website ( The extended call deadline is March 15, 2018.

British Society of Gerontology conference

The Annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology will take place in Manchester, United Kingdom on 4-6 July 2018. The focus of the conference is 'Ageing in an Unequal World: Shaping Environments for the 21st Century'. Please find full details here.

The 25th Nordic Gerontological Congress will take place in Iceland 3-6 June 2020


The Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF) was founded 1974 as an umbrella organization for the gerontological and geriatric organizations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The primary mission of NGF is to support, organize and expand gerontological research, development and education within the Nordic countries. Read more about NGF by clicking the tabs in the left menu.