On 19 November, the day before their Annual Conference, representatives from AGE member organisations gathered to adopt their General Assembly Declaration 2015 (version française disponible ici) which presents the main policy guidelines for AGE work in the coming year. The document suggests a number of recommendations for a better recognition of and respect of older people's rights in the European Union. Read AGE press release here
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to improve work-life balance and reduce obstacles to women's participation in the labour market, thereby contributing to the employment headline target of the Europe 2020 Strategy. This follows a consultation with the EU social partners on possible improvements to EU legislation on work-life balance launched on 11 November, which includes a specific mention on workers caring for dependent family members at home.
To celebrate the 25th United Nations International Day of Older Persons, we are pleased to launch our online Older Persons' Self-Advocacy Handbook intended to support the involvement of older persons in all processes that affect their human rights. Read more in our press release