AGE Platform Europe has gone through all European Parties’ manifestos for the European Parliament elections to monitor how parties stand on issues related to ageing demographics. This series ‘European Parties talk ageing’ gives an insight for each of the parties’ manifesto.
The Party of European Socialists’ (PES) manifesto calls for a Europe of welfare with social safety nets, and quality public services crucial to “protecting those in need, including elderly people”. They reaffirm people’s universal rights to quality healthcare, education and decent pensions that are key for people of all ages to work and to live in dignity.
In their ‘Youth Plan’, they touch upon intergenerational solidarity as the founding principle underpinning a “more optimistic” future and get away from the current fear of
“insecurity in later life”.