AGE Platform Europe, the Active Senior Citizens for Europe project and MEP Eduard Kukan
are glad to invite you to a conference on
‘Active Senior Citizens for an Age-Friendly EU’
Although older citizens usually have a positive attitude toward the European Union, few are fully aware of what the EU is doing to translate our shared values into concrete outcomes for EU citizens, what the EU competences are and how EU policies impact their daily life. Even fewer know how to engage in a constructive dialogue with the EU institutions to help shape the European political agenda. The current crisis and language barriers create additional challenges for seniors in those countries to become fully involved in EU civil dialogue.
This event aims at building on the mobilization around the European elections and the nomination of a new college of Commissioners to give directly a voice to active senior citizens, so they can share their views with recently elected MEPs. The debate will aim to highlight the fundamental cooperation between MEPs and their constituencies that is needed to achieve together an age-friendly European Union. The event will also present the outcomes of the EU-funded project ‘Active Senior Citizens for Europe’ supported by the Europe for citizens programme.
The conference will take place on 8 December 2014 from 16:00 to 18:00 at the European Parliament in Brussels (room ASP 6Q1). It will be followed by a cocktail from 18.00 to 19:00. You will find more information in the conference programme here.
Please register by 30th November here.