AGE Barometer assesses on a bi-annual basis the socio-economic situation of older people across the EU and how this situation underpins the respect of their human rights.
In our joint briefing together with ILGA-Europe, we highlight the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination older LGBTI face.
This report presents the outcome of our member survey about the impact of rising prices on older persons and the adequacy of governments’ responses to it.
In our joint Policy Statement, we look at the EU initiative on individual learning accounts, a potentially powerful tool of individual empowerment.
Our Policy Paper provides an insight on situation of older people in Ukraine and on older refuges in the EU. It also outlines a number of recommendations for the EU to fulfill the urgent needs of Ukrainian older people.
Our annual report provides an yearly overview of AGE activities. Download AGE Annual Report 2022 Version française Download previous editions : 2021 (EN) – 2021 (FR) 2020 (EN) – 2020 (FR) A shorter version that includes the forewords and the highlight of the year is available in: German – Spanish – Italian – Dutch. […]
Throughout 2021, we organised a series of workshops with our members to discuss the change we want to see in care in Europe. Our ‘Rethinking care process’ involved 60 individuals from AGE member organisations in 18 European countries. This paper is the result of the views shared in these workshops and by AGE members in […]
Drafted on the 20th anniversary of the EU Employment Framework directive our report explores the challenges older people face in accessing justice and equally enjoying the right to work.
AGE Strategy 2022-2025 is a core document that will guide our work for the next four years. It outlines our priorities and clarify our internal and external goals, so as to strengthen the cooperation within our network as well as with our external partners. It has been drafted together with AGE members, bearing in mind […]
The COVID-19 crisis has provided further evidence of the detrimental impact of ageism affecting both younger and older people’s dignity and capacity to participate in society. It clearly reminds us that equality is key to shaping fair societies where all individuals, regardless of their age, are given the support they need and the opportunities to […]
Our policy paper presents the state-of-play of a reflection we have engaged with our members and external experts on how the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by governments affect the human rights of older persons. It highlights key issues faced in particular by older persons, in terms of access to health and social care, discrimination […]
While the EU leads the promotion of human rights worldwide, it still needs to demonstrate in practice its commitment to equality at all ages. The document ‘HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FOR ALL AGES – The EU must lead the rallying for a UN Convention!’ has been published as part of AGE’s #EULeadsTheRally campaign, to help mobilize […]
Wrong language or images can easily convey a stereotypical idea of older people. This sheet gives concrete communication tips that can make a huge difference in the way we talk about ageing and older age. Language * Inspiration: (c) FrameWorks Institute. 2017. Quick Start Guide. Washington, DC.*Additional versions of this short guide can be developed […]
Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis: Do not repeat the errors of the 2008 Great Depression – AGE Working Paper
This publication aims to contribute to the discussion on COVID recovery strategies, urging to learn the lessons from the past and avoid repeating the same mistakes.
Prior to the EU elections in May 2019, AGE has released its European Elections toolkit for senior citizens’ organisations. In the toolkit, we develop a few ideas of what you could take part in the public debates that will take place with candidates during the campaign for the elections of the European Parliament. Access the […]
Across the European Union there exist laws, policies and practices that reflect ageist prejudices and de-prioritise, disregard or even exclude older people. In this paper, based on a survey gathering the views of some of our 150+ member organisations’ common experiences, AGE wishes to draw attention to persisting forms of structural ageism in Europe and […]
This paper follows the publication of the recommendation on the integration of long-term unemployed, initially propsed by the European Commission and adopted by the Council of the European Union in February 2015. AGE followed this process, as older workers (55-65) are most at risk to become long-term unemployed or inactive when their lose their job. […]
Our paper emphasizes the importance of reconciling work and family life for older workers but also for the benefit of a more inclusive and sustainable society.