22nd of March, the Elderly’s European Platform AGE held, in the Mercure Royal
Crow Hotel in Brussels, their General
Assembly. On behalf of our Group, our representative in AGE and Vice-President
in Italy, Franco Salza, and our President José Roberto López attended this
Assembly. It must be said that, during the General Assembly, the demand to
reclassify our Group presented by or President was accepted, and now we are
considered as a European Federation. From this new classification we must start
working in order to achieve a place for our Group in AGE’s Governing Board. In
the Assembly AGE’s working programme was defined, and 5 high-priority aims were
fixed, all of them related to the policies that are being settled in Europe in
the following subjects:
1) The battle against discrimination because of age.
2) Social Protection.
3) Social Inclusion.
4) Job placement for the elderly workers.
5) Lifelong learning.
We had a meeting with
AGE’s Director, Anne-Sophie Parent, who we invited to attend our Euromeeting in
Salou but, because of a lack of space in her personal schedule, she suggested
that Michael Teit Nielsen, President of AGE’s Social Protection’s Group of
Experts, could go in her name. And we willingly agreed to her