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Message to the members and friends of the European Federation of Older Persons – EURAG by Dirk Jarré, PresidentPosted on 25.11.2018 | No Comments
Message of the President of EURAG
“On the road of success – and an invitation to you”
Dear Members and Friends of the European Federation of Older Persons! Today I would like to share with you information on EURAG’s late successes and great future opportunities. In addition, I have the pleasure of combining this with a warm invitation to join us for the next exciting EURAG Conference and General Council meeting in Moscow. After our very successful statutory meeting and thematic conference on “How do we care?” in Reykjavik, Iceland, in September 2018, we had our next important EURAG come-together in Vilnius, Lithuania, at the beginning of May 2019. This time our conference addressed the key issue “The aspects of Reducing Social Exclusion of Older Persons in Present Society". It was opened by the Lithuanian Minister for Social Affairs with a very strong political statement on the issue, in which he also highlighted how important future oriented policies are and how the role of concerned civil society, like EURAG, has to be considered. Fifteen substantial contributions – three of them by high-ranked Lithuanian government representatives – lead us into the fascinating world of, partially scary, realities and of well-conceived social policies. We all learned a lot from each other and certainly sharpened our thinking about what is needed and what can be done to improve the situation of older persons in our society. Like in Reykjavik, we were received in Vilnius with outstanding hospitality and our EURAG meetings ended with remarkable results – and the accreditation of new member organisations!
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