AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 120 organisations of and for older people, which aims at voicing and promoting the interests of the 200 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?
This blog has been created during the 2014 European Parliament campaign, and has reported on the activities of the Parliament and the Intergroup subgroup on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations since. It has been updated in 2018 to report on AGE members’ activities linked to the campaign, news about the European Parliament and its members’ actions in favour of older people and major developments.