The Secretariat is based in Brussels (Rue Froissart 111, 1040 Brussels, Tel. +32.2.280.14.70, Fax: +32.2.280.15.22) and is composed of a European staff:
- Secretary General
Anne-Sophie is the official legal representative of the organization and has the overall responsibility of managing the AGE secretariat and implementing AGE’s strategic objectives. She coordinates AGE’s policy work and represents the organization externally.
- Managing Director (also in charge of social protection and social inclusion policy portfolio)
Maciej supports the Secretary General in the coordination of AGE policy work, external representation and secretariat management. Responsible for social protection and social inclusion policy portfolio, he is also member of the Executive Committee of European Anti-Poverty Network, and vice Chair of Social Platform’s social policy working group.
- Office Manager
Hanan is responsible for the day-to-day management of the AGE office, including administrative issues and finances. She is also in charge of human resources and membership issues, liaising with the Accreditation Committee, dealing with application requests and members fees. She oversees the organization of AGE meetings and is the contact person for Belgian authorities.
- Campaign and Project Coordinator
Alice is coordinating AGE campaign for an Age-Friendly European Union by 2020 and the organisation of AGE events and meetings. She is also involved in various EU projects (INNOVAGE, MOPACT, ICARE4EU and GoAct) in order to create bridges with AGE campaign activities.
- Policy Officer responsible for non discrimination and employment
Rachel is the Policy Officer in charge of general equality issues, employment of older workers, life-long learning and volunteering. She is steering AGE work on awareness raising of age discrimination and active ageing focusing on good practices and social implications. She represents AGE in various bodies, among others the European Fundamental Rights Agency NGOs Platform, the Social Platform Fundamental Rights and Anti Discrimination Working Group and the CSR Europe Collaborative Project on Promoting the Business case Active Ageing.
- Policy Officer responsible for health, new technologies and accessibility
Julia coordinates AGE policy work in the areas of health, long-term care, Social Services of General Interest, ICT in support of active and healthy ageing and accessibility of transport and the built environment. She represents AGE in the European Public Health Alliance, the European Health Policy Forum, the Social Platform Working Group on Services of General Interest and coordinates AGE input in European Medicine Agency.
- Information and Communication Officer
Anne is responsible for drafting information and communication tools, including issuing the monthly newsletter CoverAGE and managing AGE’s public website. She is also in charge of developing AGE’s communication profile, monitoring press resources on ageing issues and provides communication support for AGE’s campaigns and events. Since January 2012 Anne also overlooks the synergies between AGE activities and the European Parliament.
- Project Coordinator
(working from Rennes, France)
Maude is leading AGE’s work on the WeDO project ensuring the project management and communication. She is working on topics related to the fight against elder abuse and the improvement of quality of life of older people in need of care and assistance. She is also involved in a number of ICT-related projects (AALIANCE 2, Atis4All, eaccess+).
- Research Project Manager
Ilenia Gheno is in charge of the overall coordination of AGE EU Research Projects. She is responsible for the elaboration of projects' activity plans, budget expenditure, financial reporting and accounting. Ilénia is also directly involved in specific projects (currently GOLDENWORKERS and ASAPS), manages AGE participation in tenders and call for proposals, and the engagement of AGE experts on European projects related to Universal Design, Health and eHealth, Accessibility and ICT. She contributes to monitoring of user involvement in projects and ensures a wide dissemination of project results.
- Legal and Research Officer
Nena is responsible for specific legal dossiers such as the Accessibility Act, the implementation of the Employment and Gender directives, anti-discrimination in goods and services and consumers’ rights. She also follows AGE work in the Council of Europe and the United Nations for strengthening older people’s rights. She further bridges AGE research with policy action coordinating user involvement activities in the VERITAS, Dreaming and Home Sweet Home projects and helping ensure a long-term impact of projects.
- Project Officer and European Parliament Liaison Officer
Ophélie is responsible for the liaison with the European Parliament and the Intergroup on Ageing and intergenerational solidarity, where she follows all relevant dossiers for AGE (transport, health, gender equality, ICT, social protection, employment, lifelong learning…). She also follows several ICT- and health-related research projects (Home Sweet Home, Goldenworkers, Aaliance2, ASAPS, IROHLA…).
Staff Regulations: According to our Statutes, the Secretary General (formerly Director) has sole responsibility for the day-to-day management of staff, who report to the Secretary General. The Secretary General reports to the Executive Committee.
Staff Regulations are regularly updated in consultation with staff members. Each new staff member receives a copy of the Staff Regulations together with her/his contract. Staff members are expected to respect AGE staff regulations. Within the Executive Committee, one Vice-President is responsible for staff issues.
You can contact the Secretariat in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Italian and Polish.
AGE Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the tasks determined by the Council, and for running the current and administrative affairs of the Platform.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 11:38