AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+ which aims at voicing and promoting the interests of the 150 million senior citizens in the EU and raising awareness on the issues that concern them most.
Our vision is that of a society for all ages, free from age discrimination and stereotypes and based on solidarity and cooperation between generations, where everyone is empowered to play an active part in the community and enjoy equal rights and opportunities in all stages of life regardless of age, sex, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, social or economic status, sexual orientation, physical or mental condition, or need for care.
Achieving a society for all ages will require decision-makers and all relevant stakeholders to take collective responsibility for designing new ways of organising our societies to ensure a fairer and more sustainable future for all generations and to tackle the ongoing economic and social crisis. Civil society’s involvement in policy-making at all levels should underpin European integration based on democracy, transparency and the participation of all citizens in shaping our societies.
We believe that this is the right moment to create an Age-Friendly European Union. We call on all MEPs to contribute making Europe the best place to age.
What is published on this blog?
After having been AGE blog for the 2014 campaigns, we will use this place to report back on:
- all activities linked to active ageing and solidarity between generations carried out by the Intergroup on Active ageing, intergenerational solidarity and family policies and by its individual members
- all European Parliament’s activities relevant for older persons and/or linked to demographic change
Do you want to participate? Help us monitor what the Members of the European Parliament do for their older constituents by commenting our posts and sending us further information.
We hope you will enjoy the reading and the discussions!