Our EU Virtual Network for an Age-Friendly Environment!
Using the opportunity offered by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing (EIP AHA), AGE Platform Europe has committed to set up and moderate an EU virtual forum on Age-Friendly Environments (AFE) to link stakeholders (public authorities, NGOs, service providers, industry, researchers) interested in the promotion of AFE at local, regional, national and EU level.
With our partners and virtual forum members, AGE will call on the European Commission to launch an EU Covenant on Demographic Change. The Covenant will seek to create the necessary political framework to bring together local and regional authorities across the EU who want to find smart and innovative solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments.
Once established the Covenant will encourage local and regional authorities across the EU to adopt WHO policy frameworks and guidance on AFE, to join the WHO network of cities that cooperate on age-friendly policies and to get actively involved in the EIP and relevant EU initiatives towards a more age-friendly EU.
As a WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Institutional Affiliate and cooperative partner of the Sub-Network on Healthy Ageing of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, AGE will set up and moderate a discussion group with both networks and provide them with information on other EIP initiatives, relevant EU policy developments and EU funding opportunities to support synergies between WHO and EU initiatives supporting healthy ageing and to facilitate their involvement in EU policy processes and in EU projects.
To view to Communication of the European Commission, please visit:
If you wish to be join our virtual network, please register on line at:
Survey on the needs of regions, cities and towns for EU support on age-friendly environments
AGE together with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) prepared a short online survey about challenges and support needs to becoming age-friendly municipalities, cities and regions. The survey is now closed and the results are to be issued by the end of May.
Our Manifesto for an Age-Friendly EU by 2020!
Achieving a society for all ages will require decision makers and all relevant stakeholders to take collective responsibility for designing new ways of organising our societies to ensure a fairer and more sustainable future for all generations. We believe that the current demographic change is a key opportunity for everyone to work together to create an Age-Friendly European Union by 2020.
AGE Platform Europe has created a Manifesto to help define and achieve these goals.
For full text of the Manifesto:
AGE invites you to sign our Manifesto!
To Sign the Manifesto as an Organisation please go to:
To Sign the Manifesto as an Individual please go to:
Information of organisations signing the Manifesto will be put on our site soon for public viewing.
Information of individuals signing the Manifest will only be for the personal use of AGE Platform Europe.