Join the campaign to promote an age-friendly European Union by 2020!
AGE is involved in an awareness-raising campaign to attract the attention of politicians at European, national, regional and local levels on how to rethink the concept of solidarity between the generations, and to promote active ageing.
This campaign was launched in 2008 and is now supported by a growing coalition of European Organisations active in various sectors and representing different citizens groups ans stakeholders.
Objective of this campaign:
Make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as have intergenerational solidarity high on the EU agenda.
Recent and ongoing activities:
- The Coalition is encouraging their members and the other European organisations to organise awareness-raising events on the need of greater intergenerational solidarity in an ageing society. Those initiatives are collected every year so as to give them more visibility and inspire further actions/projects.
- This year again, the Coalition has sent a joint press release to mark the EU Day and highlight its key message
- In 2013, AGE and Eurochild are organising a roundtable at the European Parliament on the topic of Grandparents as carers on 24th April.
- The coalition will also promote the European project Generations@school
- The Coalition closely cooperated with the European Commission in order to prepare the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012). For more information, please click here.
- The Coalition published a joint brochure entitled "2012: Everyone has a role to play!" (EN, FR) to invite all stakeholders at local, national and European Year to use the European Year 2012 to promote solidarity between generations.
- The Coalition published an EY2012 Coalition Manifesto
- The Coalition prepared a roadmap presenting their concrete commitments in the framework of the EU Year 2012
Please click here
to see the list of initiatives added since the publishing of the roadmap
What can you do to support the campaign?
- Use the logo of the EU Day on your website or on any relevant publication;
- Use the banner of the EU Day ( DE, EN, ES,FR,IT) on your websites to mark 29 April 2012;
- Send to Anne Mélard, Information and Communication Officer,
of your projects and events aiming at raising awareness on the need of greater solidarity. She will add them to our list of initiatives across Europe;
- Help us disseminate our joint brochures as widely as possible.
For more information on the campaign, please contact Alice Sinigaglia, Campaign Coordinator,
If you wish to share with us your examples of good practice, please contact Anne Mélard, Information and Communication Officer,
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