On 7 June 2018, during its General Assembly, AGE member organisations adopted their Manifesto for the upcoming European Parliament Elections 2019. AGE Manifesto covers the major issues to be addressed to enhance the older people’s human rights in an ageing Europe.
Pledging for a holistic approach, AGE Manifesto covers areas in which
further action is needed to enhance older people’s rights. In this key
advocacy document, AGE members provide recommendations to candidates MEP
to help enforce older persons’ equal rights to take an active part in
society and to live and age in dignity. In view of promoting and
facilitating holistic approach to policy making on ageing, our Manifesto
indicates and encourages to use synergies between the existing policy
processes and frameworks at global and EU levels – in particular the
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the European
Pillar of Social Right, the European Semester together with other EU
strategies, such as the Digital Single Market. They all provide member
states with necessary basis to take action on the protection of human
rights in old age. Finally, AGE members call for
an ambitious EU budget 2021-2027 to deliver on EU post 2020 social and non-discrimination objectives, as well as for a renewed political impulse to unblock the draft horizontal non-discrimination directive.
Access AGE Manifesto here (available in English and French and translated by our members into Italian, Spanish and Maltese)