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:

  • Marjan Sedmak, President (SI)
  • Ebbe Johanssen, Vice 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: Wlazny Sabine
  • Belgium: Gengler Jean
  • Bulgaria: Petkova Maria
  • Cyprus: Paschalidou Androulla
  • Czech Republic: Lorman Jaroslav
  • Denmark: Johanssen Ebbe / Preben Staun
  • Estonia: Ergma Andres
  • Finland: Sundqvist Björn
  • France: Hôte Jean-Michel / Bultez Jean-Pierre
  • Germany: Heidrun Mollekopf
  • Greece: Drymoussis Ioannis
  • Hungary: Semsei Imre
  • Ireland: Campbell Helen / Liam Carey
  • Italy: Claudio Salmaso / D'Orazio Elio
  • Lithuania: Juozas Satas
  • Malta: Azzopardi Moses
  • Netherlands: Geveke Kees
  • Poland: Iwanicka Elzbieta / Nowakowska Hanna
  • Portugal: Fernando Martins
  • Romania: Gheorghe Chioaru
  • Slovenia: Sedmak Marjan
  • 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)
  •  Jarré Dirk  (EURAG)

European Organisations:

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


Substitute Members

National Organisations:

  • Austria: Sabine Wlazny
  • Belgium: Maddie Geerts
  • Czech Republic: Sokacova Linda
  • Finland: Terhi Jussila
  • France: Nicole Legrain / Jean-Christophe Merle
  • Germany: Dorin Lena / Scholl Annette
  • Hungary: Patyan Laszlo
  • Ireland: O'Connel Maurice
  • Italy: Torrente Giuseppe / Tragni Beatrice
  • Malta: Saviour Attard
  • Netherlands: Matthijssen Regine
  • Poland: Kominek Ewa / Potocka Halina
  • Romania: Iancu Marin
  • Spain: Segura Farré Antoni    
  • 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: 


  • Ebbe Johansen (DK) 
  • 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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