Intergroup on ageing adopts Resolution on the importance of involving older people in volunteering activities

In the context of the European Year of Volunteering (EYV 2011), Jean Lambert, co-chair of the Intergroup on Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity held a meeting to highlight the important contribution that older volunteers bring to society and to reflect on how best to remove the current obstacles to volunteering among older people.

AGE Platform Europe also took this occasion to launch its new position paper which explores the links between the European Year of Volunteering 2011 and the upcoming European Year 2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.The objective of this paper is to encourage stakeholders to build on the momentum created by the European Year of Volunteering to foster active ageing in the community during 2012 and promote better recognition of the value that older volunteers bring for our societies.

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Friday 28 October 2011
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