Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Project Details


The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is an ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) infrastructure for studying the effects of health, social, economic and environmental policies over the life-course of European citizens and beyond. The survey was first conducted in 2004 in 11 countries. Currently, the survey is carried out in 28 European Union countries and Israel.

Latvia joined the SHARE project in 2017. The fieldwork in the 7th and 8th stages (2017–2021) was financed by the Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Since 2021, the fieldwork is financed from the state budget program of the Ministry of Education and Science. At the European level, the implementation of the project is monitored and coordinated by the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging in Germany.

SHARE data are available to the entire research community free of charge.
Short titleSHARE
Effective start/end date1/01/17 → …


  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia: €351,000.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • survey
  • health
  • ageing
  • retirement
  • Europe

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences
  • 5.9 Other social sciences
  • 5.4 Sociology

Smart Specialization Area

  • Social sciences and humanities as fields with horizontal impact on RIS3


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