AGE Secretariat

AGE Secretariat is responsible for the administrative day-to-day management of the association and for liaising with the EU institutions. It is based in Brussels (Avenue de Tervueren, 168, 1150 Brussels, Tel.  +32.2.280.14.70, Fax: +32.2.280.15.22) and is composed of a European staff.

 

AGE secretariat 2016

Secretary General

Anne-Sophie is the official legal representative of the organisation to the EU institutions and has the overall responsibility of managing the AGE secretariat and implementing AGE’s strategic objectives. She coordinates AGE’s general work programme, decided by AGE members.

Policy Director

Maciej supports the Secretary General, in particular in the coordination of AGE policy work, management of policy staff and external representation. He is also in charge of membership issues, liaising with the Accreditation Committee.

Research Project Manager

Ilenia is in charge of the overall coordination of AGE EU Research Projects. She is responsible for the elaboration of projects' activity plans, budget expenditure, financial reporting and accounting. Ilenia manages AGE participation in tenders and call for proposals, and works directly on European projects related to Universal Design, Health and eHealth, Accessibility, ICTs and tourism. She contributes to monitoring of user involvement in projects, she ensures a wide dissemination of project results, and she works on the ethical dimensions of ageing.

Office Manager
Hanan Soussi, info@age-platform.eu

Hanan is responsible for the day-to-day management of the AGE office, including administrative issues and finances. She is also in charge of human resources and membership issues, liaising with the Accreditation Committee, dealing with application requests and members fees. She oversees the organization of AGE meetings and is the contact person for Belgian authorities.

Administrative Assistant

Nathalie organises AGE’s statutory meetings and other events. She is also in charge of feeding the members website and of the maintenance of the database, assists the Office Manager (bookkeeping) and Project managers: translations and participation in the drafting of communication tools, periodic reporting.

Information and Communication Officer

Anne is responsible for drafting information and communication tools, including issuing the monthly newsletter CoverAGE and managing AGE’s public website. She is also in charge of developing AGE’s communication profile, monitoring press resources on ageing issues and provides communication support for AGE’s campaigns and events.

Human Rights Officer

Nena coordinates AGE's work on human rights and discrimination. She also follows specific legal dossiers related to the Accessibility Act, financial services, data protection as well as passengers' and consumers’ rights. She represents AGE at the Fundamental Rights Platform, in the Council of Europe and the United Nations working groups to strengthen older people’s rights.

Policy and EP Liaison Officer

Philippe is responsible for AGE’s policy activities in the fields of employment of older workers and social protection, as well as gender equality. He coordinates the respective Task Forces on Employment and on Adequate Income. He also coordinates AGE’s relations with the European Parliament (EP) and the EP Intergroup subgroup on Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations.

Policy and Project Coordinator for Health, New Technologies and Accessibility

Julia coordinates AGE policy work in the areas of health, new technologies and accessibility in support of active and healthy ageing. She is responsible for the Task Force on Healthy Ageing and the Task Force on Accessibility, mobility and new technologies. She works on the European Accessibility Act and monitor the related standardisation work. She represents AGE in the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Julia is also involved in the work on Age-Friendly Environments, supporting the Task Force on Age-Friendly Environments, as well as the European Covenant on Demographic Change and the related action group in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. She is also involved in the SEED project which seeks to set up and run an EU Silver Economy Awards. 

Project Officer

Ophelie works on a number of European projects related to age-friendly environments, silver economy, smart cities and integrated care. She also represents AGE at the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, and follows discussions on the Urban Agenda for the EU and on the Habitat III conference. Last but not least, she takes care of the communication activities of the EU Covenant on Demographic Change. 

Project and Policy Officer
Borja Arrue Astrain, borja.arrue@age-platform.eu

Borja is responsible for AGE's policy work on long-term care and elder abuse, and he coordinates the respective Task Force on Dignified Ageing. He also works on a number of European projects on long term care, integrated care and demographic change. He is responsible for project management, awareness raising among AGE members and the elaboration of policy recommendations, among others.

Projects: SUSTAIN (integrated care), CARESS (skills of home care professionals), PACE (palliative care in long-term care facilities), FamiliesAndSocieties (demographic change and social policy), MopAct (multidisciplinary research on ageing)

Project Officer

Nhu works on a number of European projects related to healthcare, long term care, palliative care, frailty, new technologies and demographic change. She is responsible of raising awareness about projects’ results to relevant European stakeholders, voicing the needs, concerns and expectations of older people in European projects.

Projects: FrailSafe EU (frailty), PACE (palliative care), SUSTAIN (integrated long term care), ATHLOS (ageing trajectories of health).

Project Officer

Estelle participates in several European projects dealing with digital health, new technologies and standardisation. In that frame, she works on the popularization of these issues towards older people and relevant European stakeholders. She is also committed to organising participatory processes to ensure that older people have their say. 

Projects: PROGRESSIVE (ICT standards for Active and Healthy Ageing), i-PROGNOSIS (early detection of Parkinson’s using new technologies), Prosperity4all (auto-personalization of technologies).

Project Officer

Javier performs and coordinates AGE activities in European research projects and proposals related to Silver Economy, Age-friendly Environments and New Technologies in support of Active and Healthy Ageing. In this frame, he also contributes to the development and promotion of the European research projects, as well as the communication and wide dissemination of their outcomes. He supports the awareness raising, networking, community building strategies and actions (mobilisation of AGE members and external stakeholders) and conveys AGE inputs within the projects consortia.

Projects: SEED (Silver Economy Awards), MobileAge (Digital public services), PROMISS (ICT and Health) and UHCE (integrated care).

 

Staff Regulations: According to our Statutes, the Secretary General has sole responsibility for the day-to-day management of staff, who report to the Secretary General. The Secretary General reports to the Executive Committee.

Staff Regulations are regularly updated in consultation with staff members.  Each new staff member receives a copy of the Staff Regulations together with her/his contract. Staff members are expected to respect AGE staff regulations. Within the Executive Committee, one Vice-President is responsible for staff issues. 

The Secretariat can be contacted in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Polish.

 

AGE Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the tasks determined by the Council, and for running the current and administrative affairs of the platform.

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