AGE Governance

AGE Platform Europe is governed by the General Assembly composed of all AGE's members, and by its elected representatives meeting in an Executive Committee and a Council of Administration.


Executive Committee members:

  • Ebbe Johanssen, President (DK)
  • Jose-Luis Tejedor, Vice President (ES)
  • Hilde Hawlicek, Vice President (AT)
  • Heidrun Mollenkopf, Vice President (DE)
  • Fernando Martins, Secretary (PT)
  • Treasurer: vacant position


Executive Committee members are responsible for providing policy guidance and for the daily management of the Platform and the staff management.


Council of Administration members:

AGE Admin Council 2016

Full Members

National Organisations:

  • Austria: Hawlicek Hilde
  • Belgium: Geerts Maddie
  • Bulgaria: Todorovska Nadezhda
  • Cyprus: Paschalidou Androulla
  • Czech Republic: Lorman Jaroslav
  • Denmark: Johanssen Ebbe
  • Estonia: Ergma Andres
  • Finland: Sundqvist Björn
  • France: Hôte Jean-Michel / Bazot Bernard
  • Germany: Heidrun Mollekopf /
  • Greece: Ranga Myrto
  • Hungary: Semsei Imre
  • Ireland:
  • Italy: Zuluaga Camilo / Grenzi Giorgio
  • Lithuania: Gediminas Kuliesis
  • Malta: Attard Saviour
  • Netherlands: Maathijsen Regine
  • Poland: Iwanicka Elzbieta / Nowakowska Hanna
  • Portugal: Fernando Martins
  • Romania: Gheorghe Chioaru
  • Slovenia: Jožica Puhar
  • Spain: Matas de la Rica Agustina / José Luis Tejedor
  • Sweden: Rogestam Christina
  • UK: Walsh Chris / Ken Bluestone

European Federations:

  •  Guaragna Sonia (FIAPA)
  •  Hallberg Leif (ESU)
  •  Tallberg Christina (NOPO)
  •  Arlettte van Assel  (EURAG)

European Organisations:

  • Champvert Pascal (EDE)
  • De Ruiter Joke (OWN Europe)


Substitute Members

National Organisations:

  • Austria: Sabine Wlazny
  • Belgium: Jean Gengler
  • Bulgaria: Siana Karsheva
  • Czech Republic: Sokacova Linda
  • Finland: Birgitta Olsson
  • France: Jean-Pierre Bultez / Nicole Legrain
  • Germany: Dorin Lena / Scholl Annette
  • Greece: Drymoussis Ioannis
  • Hungary: Patyan Laszlo
  • Ireland: Carey Liam
  • Italy: Volponi Fabio / Zaffarano Giuseppe
  • Malta: Azzopardi Moses
  • Netherlands:
  • Poland: Kominek Ewa / Potocka Halina
  • Romania: Iancu Marin
  • Slovenia: Krivec Katja
  • Spain: Segura Farré Antoni / Jose-Antonio Perez   
  • Sweden: Martin Engman
  • UK: Duggan Mike / Edwards Steve

European Federations:

  • François Genelle (FIAPA)
  • Dispaux Elisabeth (ESU)
  • Rune Bugge Persson (NOPO)
  • Arlette van Assel (EURAG) 

European Organisations:

  • Elena Weber (EDE)
  • Andrea Ferenczi (OWN EUROPE)


The Council of Administration is responsible for the overall implementation of the work programme set by the General Assembly, the preparation of the annual budget and the policy decisions. I also examine the candidature files of full members or others prepared by the Accreditation Committee. 
The members of the Council of Administration represent each one of the European Countries, the European organisations, and the European Federations of older people. They are elected at the General Assembly by the organisation of their country.


Accreditation Committee: 


  • José-Luis Tejedor (SP) 
  • Joke De Ruiter (NL) 


The Accreditation Committee is responsible for examining applications to membership. 
Applications to AGE must be sent to AGE's Secretariat at For more information, please read AGE internal rules
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