In order to promote the realisation of the calls included in the AGE Manifesto, we have started our campaign for a new intergroup on demographic change and solidarity between generations. An intergroup on demographic change would allow to discuss important transversal topics: demographic change, active and healthy ageing, the future of social protection, the emerging EU Silver Economy, age-friendly environments and intergenerational solidarity and a sustainable future for all generations
An intergroup is an unofficial body of the European Parliament, bringing together MEPs from at least three political groups who want to build a common understanding of an issue of their interest. The intergroup would be a continuation of the intergroup on active ageing and solidarity between generations, which existed in 2014-2020 and previous intergroups reaching back until 1982. Currently, a few MEPs are spearheading the campaign for an intergroup, the decision on its re-establishment will be held this autumn.
Non-discrimination, civil dialogue, sustainable future and intergenerational cooperation are critical priorities that the future European Commission really needs to focus on! Older people’s organisations across Europe urge Commission President candidate.
Rachel Collinson, MEP candidate from the British Green party has supported the AGE manifesto:
“I know people who have died due to neglect in healthcare and institutional ageism, including one close family member. This shouldn’t happen in the 21st century. I want Europe to lead the world in providing dignity and respect to all people no matter their age. The Green Party is firmly committed to protecting all life, by our actions as well as our words.”
Rachel Collinson is the co-chair of the Green Party Regional Council in England and Wales. She is former business spokesperson for the Green Party and has run a small business for the last 20 years, creating dozens of jobs for people of diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about reforming the financial system so it works better for the planet and all of humanity.