AGE joint webinar on EU rail accessibility legislation

On 18 January AGE and the European Disability Forum (EDF) organised a webinar (online conference) on the topic EU Rail Accessibility Legislation for Beginners: Explaining the TSI- PRM”.
The webinar – in which two experts from AGE took part: Peter Rayner (from the National Pensioners Convention, UK) and Frans Moltzer (NL) – sought to explain what the EU do to improve rail accessibility, why many trains are still not accessibile today and how the situation can be improved.

The webinar has been recorded. You can watch the video on Youtube here (with captions). 

The presentation and a summary of the questions and answers can also be downloaded from EDF website. 

European Accessibility Act: where do we stand?

End 2015 the European Commission proposed a Directive to improve the functioning of the internal market for accessible products and services by removing barriers created by divergent legislation. This will facilitate the work of companies while bringing benefits for older people and people with disabilities in the European Union. Continue reading “European Accessibility Act: where do we stand?”

Council and Parliament adopt the revised directive on occupational pensions

In December, the Council of ministers of the EU has finally adopted the revised ‘Directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision’ (IORP-II), regulating occupational pensions, after the approval of the European Parliament in its plenary session. The directive aims to strengthen requirements on the protection of beneficiaries, mainly through improved information, transparency and governance requirements. AGE has been accompanying the revision process started in 2014 and welcomes the adoption of the revision, while regretting that important improvements have been left out of the proposal.
Continue reading “Council and Parliament adopt the revised directive on occupational pensions”