Joint EP event to mark the EU Day of Solidarity between Generations

EU Day 29 April web-smallThe Intergroup’s sub-group on Active Ageing is organising, with the cooperation of AGE Platform Europe, an event at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26th April (14:00-16:00) to mark the European Day of Solidarity between Generations. On that occasion AGE Platform Europe will address age discrimination and ageism, bringing older people’s perspective, while the younger persons’ perspective will be represented by the Youth Forum.

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14.00 – 14.10
Introduction by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP, Coordinateur of the Intergroup’s sub-group on Active Ageing

14.10 – 14.20
Age discrimination and ageism – the older persons’ perspective, Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Secretary General

14.20 – 14.30
Age discrimination and ageism – the younger persons’ perspective, Allan Päll, Youth Forum Secretary General

14.30 – 14.40
Promoting equal participation of the young and the older generations in the labour market, Thiébaut Weber, Confederal Secretary in charge of Youth, European Trade Union Confederation

14.40 – 14.50
Good practice: Stadsdorpen – collaborating across age groups in the community, Jacques Allegro, Stadsdorpen initiative, The Netherlands

14.50 – 15.00
Good practice: Volonteurope – collaborating across age groups to preserve rural areas in the Netherlands, Koos Mirck and Piotr Sadowski, Volonteurope

15.00 – 15.10
What can the EP do to fight against ageism and to support solidarity between generations, Brando Benifei MEP, Vice-Chair of the Youth Intergroup and Member of the Intergroup’s sub-group on Active Ageing

15.10 – 15.45
Debate with the audience

15.45 – 16.00
Concluding remarks from MEPs

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