AGE Campaign for the 2019 European elections
The European citizens will elect the next European Parliament on 23-26 May 2019. This year again, AGE Platform Europe and its members organisation will mobilise to ensure the MEP candidates and elected representatives take initiatives that will be able to meet the challenge of an ageing population.
A Manifesto calling for a Europe inclusive of all ages
For the next mandate, AGE will again pursue the aim of an age-friendly European Union and call on candidate members of the European Parliament to ensure that elimination of age discrimination becomes an identified priority on equal foot to other grounds of discrimination.
AGE Manifesto develops seven ideas that will help preserve the rights of Europeans at any age. Since 20 February 2019, it can be endorsed by Members of the European Parliament and candidates in the European elections. If you are an MEP/candidate and would like to endorse, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Tookit for senior organisations to engage in the campaign
AGE Platform Europe has released its European Elections toolkit for senior citizens’ organisations. In the toolkit, we develop a few ideas of what you could take part in the public debates that will take place with candidates during the campaign for the elections of the European Parliament.
- Stay informed about the parties’ manifestos and candidates
- Share AGE Manifesto and/or set up your own
- Meet with national candidates standing for elections
- Organise debates, hearings, and conferences with candidates
- Team up with other NGOs at national and local level
- Join ‘This Time, I’m Voting’, the campaign of the Parliament
- Be visible, be vocal (incl. in the press and on social media)
- 2018, June 11: AGE press release to announce the Manifesto
- 2019, February 21: AGE press release to kick-off the Campaign
Events and meetings
- 2018, December 18: AGE presents its manifesto to President of the EPP
- 2019, February 20: Report of the AGE campaign kick-off event
- 2019, February 20: Photos of the AGE campaign kick-off event
- AGE campaign blog: https://towardsanagefriendlyep.com/
- AGE special briefing about the campaign: An opportunity we cannot miss!
- Online campaigning tools: https://trello.com/b/5EPa9Yjf
- Website of the European Parliament campaign: www.ttimv.eu/AGE