Elder abuse and neglect: AGE contribution to upcoming UN report

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Dr. Claudia Mahler, will focus her next thematic report to the Human Rights Council in 2023 on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons. We have contributed to a call for inputs on these topics to inform the drafting of this report. […]

Poland is getting age-friendly

The World Health Organization held last March a stakeholder consultation meeting to discuss age-friendly environments in emergency contexts. The meeting was also the opportunity to celebrate Krakow’s recent membership of the WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Hosted in the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in Europe, the conference brought together […]

Raising political awareness of ageism

On 2nd March, we have been invited to participate in a seminar co-organised by the Jan Nagel Foundation (JNF) and the Institute of European Democrats (IED) in Den Haag. This event was opened by the Chairman of JNF, Gerrit Jan van Otterloo and by the President of IED, Mikel Burzako. It gathered speakers from various […]

Tribute to Barbro Westerholm

Last 13 March, we sadly lost one of our human rights champions and ‘family members’. Barbro Westerholm had tremendous importance for AGE since its creation. She will be greatly missed. Born in Stockholm, Barbro Westerholm had a long career as a doctor, researcher, civil servant, Member of Parliament, chairman and expert for AGE Swedish member […]

Council Recommendation on Minimum income: ‘Not enough to fight poverty’

The European Anti-Poverty Network, of which AGE is a member, has published its position on the recently adopted Council Recommendation on Minimum Income. AGE fully supports the statement by EAPN, which lauds the step taken by the adoption of the Recommendation but regrets that it is not a binding instrument like a Framework Directive. Across […]

WHO Forum explored ‘Health in the Well-being Economy’

How can a well-being economy approach create healthy, fairer and more resilient societies for today and the next generation? This was the question discussed at a high-level forum of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 1-2 March. Dr. Liz Mestheneos from our Greek member 50+ Hellas moderated a panel discussion which explored the complexity of […]

Towards a resilient future of Europe: FutuRes kicks off

What does resilience in older people mean? How can we strengthen it while ensuring their rights are respected? This is what the new EU-funded project FutuRes, kicked off last March, will explore. As a partner in this project, AGE Platform Europe will address the aspects of human-rights and non-discrimination. From 6 to 7 March 2023, […]

Strengthening older people’s rights : AGE contribution at United Nations’ level

Ahead of the 13th Session of the United Nations’ Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG13), AGE contributed to the call for written submissions and contributed to the global #AgeWithRights Campaign. AGE written contributions for OEWG13 We organized webinars with members to make the voice of older people heard in the Chair’s call for input. Based […]

A comprehensive approach of mental health at EU level: our contribution

The pandemic and the consequences of the war in Ukraine have put the mental health of Europe’s population under strain and brought this issue to the forefront of the EU’s agenda. We took part in an EU consultation on mental health, in which we stressed the need for a human rights-based approach that takes into […]

AGE Greek member stresses the challenges of age-friendly workplaces at UN event

The United Nations Commission for Social Development held its 61st Session in New York from 6th to 15th February. Mr Vassili Louziotis from AGE Greek organisation 50+ Hellas participated in one of the side events on “Intergenerational Dialogue and participation as a tool to create full and productive employment and decent work for all, overcome […]

AGE and members involved in mentoring across borders project

MAB project team AGE and two of its members – Hellas 50+ and Cyprus Third Age Observatory – participate in a new EU-funded project on mentoring across borders that was kicked-off in Brussels on 25-27 January 2023. Mentoring Across Borders (MAB) aims to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people […]

Safe Financial Online Transactions in the Third Age (Faith): final take-aways

After two years of work, the EU-funded Faith project aimed to increase digital inclusion in older age is coming to an end. The findings and training materials were presented during the final event of the project, in which AGE has been involved. Our world is increasingly digital. Yet, it also precludes a consistent share of […]

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