Our 2023 AGE Barometer is out! Find out our key findings to improve the quality and sustainability of working life through the empowerment of older people in the labour market.
AGE Platform Europe (AGE), the European network of older people is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Heidrun Mollenkopf as its new President, taking over the six-year mandate of Mr Ebbe Johansen.
Human Rights Day : We call for an EU strategy on age equality to ensure dignity, freedom & justice throughout life!
In the context of Human Rights Day on 10 December, AGE Platform Europe is releasing its 2-page summary of the EU Age Equality Strategy. Our proposal to an EU Age Equality Strategy is a follow-up to the EU Green Paper on Ageing.
The European Union must bring long-term support to older persons in Ukraine and those settling in the EU
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 09 November 2022 Mailchimp link Eight months after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and three of its members in Poland and Romania publish a new briefing on the impact of the war on older people. Based on feedback from the ground, we call […]
PRESS RELEASEBrussels, Belgium – 17 October 2022 International Day for the Eradication of PovertyLink to PR on Mailchimp To keep their energy, older people need support! The rising prices are exposing older people to a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion, particularly those on low incomes, as show the findings of our survey, published […]
PRESS RELEASEBrussels, Belgium – 7 September 2022 > Mailchimp link photo from the European Commission With its EU Care Strategy, launched today, the European Commission sets out a comprehensive set of policies, establishing for the first time its vision on long-term care. Yet, many of these policies still lack concrete measures. “The EU Care Strategy […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 29th April 2021 credit: HelpAge International AGE Platform Europe seizes the occasion of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations on 29 April to shed light on the dramatic situation of older people in Ukraine. Together with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and technical experts, we reflected on how […]
Minister Janez Cigler Kralj: “Older persons must be seen, heard and treated as full members of our societies.”
JOINT PRESS RELEASE 18 November 2021 Slovenia has put tackling demographic challenges high on the political agenda of its presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference “Human Rights For All Ages: Promoting a Life Course Perspective and Intergenerational Cooperation to Combat Ageism” highlighted the challenges faced by both younger and older persons, as […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 11th May 2021 Link to this PR on Mailchimp AGE Platform Europe hails the commitments made at the Social Summit in Porto to implement the Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights. This has so far been a major missing piece in the EU’s social architecture. Looking forward, […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 26th April 2021 Link to the PR on Mailchimp EU Day for Solidarity Between Generations 2021.png A year since COVID-19 hit Europe, AGE urges the European Commission to elaborate an ‘Age Equality Strategy’. Such a strategy would provide a fair frame for all generations to be fully part of the […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 12th March 2021 Link to the PR on Mailchimp On 12 March, the Council of the European Union adopted the Conclusions on “Mainstreaming Ageing in Public Policies”. AGE Platform Europe applauds the initiative of the Portuguese Presidency for these new Conclusions dedicated to ageing, the second in a row after […]
JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 12th March 2021 Traduction française Link to the PR on Mailchimp The 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is about to start, and AGE, OWN and INPEA are concerned that older women might be left behind in the commitments member States take […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 4th March 2021 Link to the press release (Mailchimp) Today the European Commission has released the long-awaited Action Plan, which is supposed to put the European Pillar of Social Rights into action. The Pillar was proclaimed by all EU institutions in November 2017. Ever since, AGE has worked actively to […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 27 January 2021 Link to the press release Living longer is one of the greatest achievements of the past decades. Yet, the new longevity and generational mix of our European societies require better coordination of EU policies on ageing and age mainstreaming across policy making. It is the responsibility of […]
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 29 September 2020 Read this press release in pdf format AGE Barometer annually assesses the socio-economic situation of older people across the European Union. Age discrimination, digital divide, elder abuse or neglect… the outcome clearly shows how the pandemic has shed light on issues which were already at stake before […]
Older people’s organisations welcome the human rights shift taken by EU Council in recent conclusions
JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 13 October 2020 Lire ce communiqué en français Read this press release in pdf format On 9 October, the Council of the European Union adopted the Conclusions on “Human Rights, Participation and Well-Being of Older Persons in the Era of Digitalisation”. AGE Platform Europe and BAGSO, the German National […]
AGE calls for “far-reaching reforms” in long-term care after important debate at the European Parliament
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 9 October 2020 Following the plenary debate on “The impact of Covid-19 outbreak on long-term care facilities” at the European Parliament on October 8, 2020, AGE Secretary General Maciej Kucharczyk said: “Our long-term care systems do not live up to the European Union’s fundamentals of equality and dignity. It took […]
JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 29 September 2020 Lesen Sie diese Pressemitteilung auf Deutsch Lire ce communiqué en français Older people’s organisations call for the urgent implementation of the EU Council conclusions to strengthen the rights of older people Adequate budgets and qualified human resources are required The European umbrella organisation of older people’s […]