AGE Platform Europe Manifesto
For the 2014 European elections
Tuesday 5 November – 16.00 to 17.30
European Parliament, Room A3H1
Hosted by Claude Moraes MEP
Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Ageing and Solidarity between Generations
AGE’s vision is that of a society for all ages, free from stereotypes on ageing and based on solidarity and cooperation between generations, where everyone is empowered to play an active part in the community and enjoy equal rights and opportunities in all stages of life regardless of age, sex, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, social or economic status, sexual orientation, physical or mental condition, or need for care.
Achieving a society for all ages will require decision-makers and all relevant stakeholders to take collective responsibility for designing new ways of organising our societies to ensure a fairer and more sustainable future for all generations and to tackle the ongoing economic and social crisis.
The new European Parliament that will be elected in May 2014 will have the power to contribute concretely to the creation of an Age-Friendly European Union. Therefore, we call on the candidate MEPs to campaign for a Europe for all ages and take all necessary measures once in office.
The event will be the occasion to officially launch AGE Manifesto for the European elections 2014, to hear reactions from the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as to engage in a constructive debate with older citizens.
15.30 – 16.00 Registration, welcoming drink
16.00 – 16.05 Opening, Claude Moraes MEP
16.05 – 16.15 Presentation of AGE Manifesto, Marjan Sedmak, President, Ophelie Durand, EP Liaison Officer, AGE Platform Europe
16.15 – 16.30 What can the EP do for older people? Claude Moraes MEP and Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP
16.30 – 16.40 The European Commission’s priorities for older people, Ralf Jacob, Head of Unit “Social Protection and Activation Systems”, DG EMPL, European Commission
16.40 – 16.45 Poverty and social exclusion: current issues for older people - a UK perspective, Dr. Matt Barnes, Research Director, NatCen
16.45 – 17.20 Discussion with the audience
17.20 – 17.30 Conclusions, Claude Moraes MEP and Marjan Sedmak
Participants must register here.
Should you need any further information, please contact Ophelie Durand (email@example.com