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 perspectives enabling interesting and rich discussions:
- situation of older people in Brazil with Maria C.G. Di Lascio, Sociologist based in Sao Paolo;
- historical and political perspective on ageism with Dr. Istvan Serto-Radics from Hungary;
- age discrimination in the Netherlands with Dr. Alexander Hoogenboom from the Dutch Institute for Human Rights.
We had the opportunity to share and explain about our proposal for a European Age Equality Strategy which will be the cornerstone of our campaign for the next European Parliament Elections.