Age Platform Europe General Assembly was held in the hotel CROWNE PLAZA EUROPA in BRUSSELS, on May the 12th and 13th.
The opening act was conducted by the President, Liz Mestheneos (Greece); it was attended by 107 delegates of the 146 associate groups, representatives of 27 member states of the European Union. This year I have been the only representative of the GROUP, as our president, José Roberto had died.
The works were conducted by Lazsio ANDOR, European commissioner for Employment, Social Affaires and Inclusion and Jan JARAB, a High commissioner for human rights.
After closing the statutory part of the assembly with the nomination of the new president, Marjan SEDMARK (Hungary), Anne Sophie Parent (France), the general manager of AGE PLATFORM Europe has presented the MORAL REPPORT 2010.
MORAL REPORT 2010
OUTSTANDINGS MOMENTS of the AGE mission
Some interesting facts of the activity report 2010
ACTION PLAN 2011
Age Platform Europe has presented its strategic plan for 2011 in the context of the community program to the employment and social solidarity (PROGRESS).
Three key axes:
In the next 10 days, AGE essentially would try to defend senior citizens’ fundamental rights (ageing in good health, autonomy and cooperation between generations).
Furthermore, AGE would followed the process under way to the Lisbon Strategy, his charter of fundamental rights and European strategy 2020 closely.
AGE would strive to create synergies among the European process of United Nations so as to contribute to benefit a society for all ages specially focus on the promotion of the CITIES program- FRIENDS of the WHO (World Health Organization).
During this Assembly, I gave the general manager of AGE the Group conclusions about solidarity, drawn up in Olbia.
GET, European Group of Work of our EUROPEAN GROUP, raises the AGE dossier thanks to its communications. We can mention: Health discrimination and abuse, (Albufeira 2008), Social economic discrimination (Santander 2009), Intergenerational solidarity (Toledo 2010).
The Group and AGE Platform Europe: An essential complementarity.
Jean Claude CHRÉTIEN