Not only older people, but also women, families, persons with disabilities and many others have demands towards the next European Parliament and the next European Commission. Learn in how far their demands are important for older persons as well!
More than seventy years have passed
since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and
still, some people cannot enjoy their right to vote.
How is the disability movement addressing the European elections? Many common points exist between persons with disabilities and older persons: older persons are more likely to have a disability and issues of legal capacity, accessibility and access to information are important to many older people. Inclusion Europe is an organisation who fights for the rights and the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. We present their manifesto for the 2019 elections.
Mental Health Europe, an organisation bringing together mental health users, professionals and service providers have launched a call for better mental health policies across Europe. Mental health is an important issue to many older citizens as well.
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) have published their own electoral manifesto in December 2018. Under the title ‘a new kind of leadership for the 21st century’, EWL is calling to get serious on gender equality in the next term. Many references link to issues experienced by older women and men.