‘By building an age-friendly Europe, we build a friendly and better Europe for all of us – Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen, of the Finnish Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party/EPP) has called for age-friendly societies in a video message:

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‘Aged people are an asset to society’ – Finnish candidate Hamro-Drotz

Candidate to the European elections 2019, candidate Filip Hamro-Drotz supported AGE’s manifesto:

‘The Manifesto is a positive signal to all concerned about the role of aged people as an asset in society, based on life- and professional experience – a resource which offers strong add-value to a well running society. Age-discrimination would hamper this potential.’

Filip Hamro-Drotz
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Inclusion Europe: What about the right to vote?

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.

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