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.
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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.
Similar to Equal Pay Day, AGE member Pensionistenverband Österreich marked ‘Equal Pension Day’ on 15 July,
After more than 15 years of long discussions, a new law to reform pensions in the Netherland came into force on 1st July 2023.
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.
As part of a broad national partnership, Äldre Sagen – DaneAGE and the Red Cross have played a leading role in the development of a national strategy and action plan to reduce loneliness in Denmark.
In a position paper, BAGSO, the German Confederation of Senior Citizens’ Organisations, calls for an overhaul of the long-term care system.
AGE Greek member 50+Hellas has been involved in a three-year EU-funded project ‘SilverGuide’, which promotes age-friendly tourism.
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.
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 […]
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.
In a statement published last December, BAGSO, the Federal Association of Older People’s Organisations in Germany, calls on the government to close current gaps in the protection against age discrimination.
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 […]
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, […]
In times of rocket-rising energy prices, many people across Europe are struggling to make ends meet. In many EU countries, AGE members are getting involved to make sure older people are taken into account in national policies to mitigate the impact of inflation.