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Posted on 7.11.2020 | No Comments
20 Years Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) & 20 Years UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS): Experiences, Achievements and the Way Forward Meeting-Registration
In April 2002, government representatives from around the world met in …
Posted on 13.10.2020 | No Comments
The European Federation of Older Persons – EURAG – created in 1962, is the oldest European civil society organisation of and for older persons, with membership in 30 European countries. It is a non-profit association, independent of any political parties, with the purpose to promote the recognition, the quality of life and the participation of older persons in society at all social, economic and political levels.
In its last 3 videoconference meetings – EURAG members from 18-24 countries have shared with each other their experiences during the Corona pandemic, and what they have learned from it. Among others, they have highlighted the following issues:
- The need to call on politicians to set up, at European level, directives on the subject of coordinated public health measures (addressing physical and mental well-being) and to mobilize the financial means necessary to implement up to date solutions in the area of health and care services, in particular for persons in need of care, support and assistance. It is obvious that individual European countries cannot solve these health problems on their own!
- Put a stop to considering and treating older persons as a homogeneous category of people over the age of 50. They are as diverse and have very different needs and capacities as any other population group. Consequently, policies addressing the situation of older persons must seriously take their specificities into consideration.
- Put a stop to the confusion between social distancing and physical distancing. While physical distancing is a measure to prevent the spreading of virus infections, social distancing necessarily leads to isolation, marginalisation and, at the worst, to disruption of social cohesion.
- Any economic stimulus emerging from lockdown must include resources and measures to develop conditions to encourage and enable older persons to play their just role in formal paid /click title to continue/
Posted on 25.2.2020 | No Comments
Message to the members and friends of the European Federation of Older Persons – EURAG
by Dirk Jarré, President
Dear Members and Friends of the European Federation of Older Persons!
I hope that you could all start the new year and decade 2020 well - in an enjoyable manner, being reasonably healthy, having plenty of optimistic ideas and pursuing nice plans for your personal future.I hope that you could all start the new year and decade 2020 well - in an enjoyable manner, being reasonably healthy, having plenty of optimistic ideas and pursuing nice plans for your personal future. Due to the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, most regrettably our Swiss hosts had to cancel their invitation to hold the EURAG conference in Morges/Switzerland in May 2020. This also means that we shall not have our next General Council meeting in this or other Swiss city on 15 May 2020. Further information will be provided once the situation becomes clearer and planning of upcoming events will again become possible.
The details on the respective arrangement are available through the General Secretary of EURAG, Dana Steinova.Dirk Jarré, President
Phone: +41 21 804 64 00Posted on 18.2.2020 | No Comments
Invitation EURAG Conference & General Council
Morges / Switzerland
Date: 2020, May 14th-15th
Location: Hotel and Congress-Center
Route de la Longeraie 14
CH-1110 MORGES / Vaud
Phone: +41 21 804 64 00
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Very interesting and most successful joint conference with our member “Danske Seniorer” on “Accessibility is the Necessity” took place on 04 May 2018 in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen. It was combined with a most productive and efficient meeting of …" title="A brief assessment of the Copenhagen conference and meeting in May 2018" width="115" height="115" />Posted on 13.5.2018 | No Comments
Very interesting and most successful joint conference with our member “Danske Seniorer” on “Accessibility is the Necessity” took place on 04 May 2018 in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen. It was combined with a most productive and efficient meeting of …