APRe! looked at ageism and health at WHO Regional Summit

The recent Regional Summit on Policy Innovation for Healthy Ageing in the WHO European Region provided an excellent opportunity to meet actors committed to promoting the right to healthy ageing and to learn about ongoing projects. Our Portuguese member Apré! took part in the event.

Digital technology: BAGSO calls for simplified access and free choice

The President of the Federal Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations (BAGSO), Dr Regina Görner, was invited to give a presentation on age discrimination at an international congress on ageism, in the border region of Germany, France, Belgium and Luxemburg. The increasing digitalisation of services is hindering the participation of many older people in society. At […]

Healthy Ageing and Prevention in Europe: How do European countries compare?

The ILC Europe Network is holding  a webinar on Tuesday 24 October 2023 to discuss the state of healthy ageing and prevention across Europe. The Healthy Ageing and Prevention Index will be used to explore what health and wellbeing looks like in different European countries. The discussion will inform a policy document to advocate better commitments […]

BAGSO calls for better reconciliation of work and informal care in Germany

BAGSO, AGE member organisation in Germany, has welcomed a second report on ways to reconcile work and informal care, developed by an independent advisory group for the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The report foresees a model to allow for carers’ leave from work with financial compensation provided from tax […]

EU project rewrites classic tales for intergenerational learning

AGE member ZDUS is a partner in the EU project Twisted Tales aimed to teach children to think differently about diversity, social values, and gender roles, and to encourage creative and meaningful conversations between parents, grandparents, educators and children.

Study on the long-term care systems in the Western Balkans

AGE member the Red Cross of Serbia is coordinating the project “Strengthening the resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during COVID-19 and future disasters” supported by the European Union, Austrian Development Agency and the Austrian Red Cross.

AGE members actively raise awareness of Elder Abuse!

15th June is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The occasion for older people’s organisations across to shed light on an all too common and unacceptable form of abuse and call for more respect of human rights in older age.

Finnish pensioners urge ministers to take steps for the human rights of older people

In Finland older people are joining forces to call for a stronger legal framework to protect older people’s rights. Led by the Finnish Pensioners’ Federation a joint petition of several organisations representing pensioners and older people was sent to Finnish ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs, Family and Family Services and Social Affairs and Health last […]

CEOMA accredits restraint-free care centre in Spain

As part of its programme “Untying older people and Alzheimer’s patient”, the Spanish Confederation of Organisations for older people (CEOMA) has awarded an accreditation to the first restraint-free care centre in Castile and León.

Respect Seniors organises training day for residential care managers

In collaboration with AVIQ- Agence pour une Vie de Qualité and Aditiwb, Respect Seniors, AGE member in Blegium, organised on 16 November 2022, a training day for managers of residential care homes. Throughout the day, and after each performance by the Alvéole Théâtre company, participants discussed and exchanged good practices around the topics of: choosing […]

Semaine de l’Intergénération : call for participants

Entr’âges, one of our Belgian French-speaking members is organising next April 2023 an “Intergenerational Week” and is calling for initiatives. The event aims to give visibility to intergenerational initiatives in French-speaking Belgium. During 7 days, from 23 to 29 April 2023, in the provinces of French-speaking Belgium and in the Brussels-Capital Region, municipal services, libraries, […]

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