The EU leads the rallying for a UN Convention

AGE is part of a global movement in favour of a new UN convention on the rights of older people. While the EU and its member states are global leaders in the defence and promotion of human rights, it is time that they demonstrate in practice their commitment to equality at all ages. ———————————————————————— In […]

European Parliament elections 2019

AGE CAMPAIGN   The European citizens will elect the next European Parliament on 23-26 May 2019. This year again, AGE Platform Europe and its members organisation will mobilise to ensure the MEP candidates and elected representatives take initiatives that will be able to meet the challenge of an ageing population. Read our February 2019 Special Briefing […]

#AgeingEqual defends human rights in old age

Since 2018 AGE has been running a human rights campaign to raise awareness of prevalent ageism and mobilize to take action against it. Support the #AgeingEqual campaign against ageism! > Why is ageism a human rights issue? Ageism is the systematic discrimination of persons on the ground of their age. As other discriminations, it takes […]

EP elections 2014

AGE Campaign for the 2014 European elections Read here AGE Special Briefing on outcome, next steps and AGE future action In the framework of the 2014 EU elections which will define the composition of the new European Parliament and European Commission, AGE is running a campaign to raise public and political awareness of the need […]

European Year 2013

2013 is the European Year of citizens Being an EU citizen has a direct impact on your daily life in providing you with rights, such as moving and staying freely within the European Union, studying or working in another EU country, having access to health care everywhere in Europe or paying less for your phone […]

European Year 2010

2010 European Year for Combating Poverty General information Please find below background information and official documents on the 2010 European Year of Fight Against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Vademecum This note aims to highlight the various ways for stakeholders to get engaged and create synergies with the common European campaign. Please note that this vademecum […]

European Year 2012

EY2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations The evaluation report of the European Year 2012 (released in September 2014) can be downloaded on the website of the European Commission. The final Implementation Assessment Report of the EU Year 2012 can be downloaded on this page This page is dedicated to the campaign that AGE […]

Solidarity between Generations

Join our campaign for more solidarity between generations in Europe! Since 2008, AGE has been involved 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 and coorperation between generations and bring more intergenerational fairness and social justice. The […]

Age-Friendly Environments

Age-friendly environments: key to address Europe’s demographic change In the Social Investment Package, the European Commission addresses future challenges and needs regarding social investment, sustainable welfare states and the ability to strengthen Europe’s competiveness in a global setting. However, social investment should primarily benefit the society; accordingly, a collective benefit for the society must be […]

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