Two new publications from AGE

  • ‘Active Senior Citizens for Europe: A Guide to the European Union’

This publication, which was officially presented at AGE’s third thematic seminar on ‘Creating an age-friendly European Union’ on 20th November  at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, aims to support older people’s active involvement in the decision-making process of the EU. It explains to senior citizens in their country how decisions are made at European Union level, what impact these decisions have at national or local level and, more generally, what the EU is doing which is of relevance to older people. It also helps seniors better understand why they should get involved in the EU policy development and how they can make their voice heard in debates on EU policies that concern them.
This publication has been posted on the official EY2012 website as a contribution to the European Year 2012.
It can be downloaded following this link. 

  • 'Older People also suffer because of the Crisis’

This publication builds on the work in the field of social inclusion and social protection carried out by AGE Platform Europe and its member organisations since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, and on the outcome of the second thematic seminar AGE co-organised with the Committee of the Regions on ‘The impact of the crisis on older people’ on 19 June 2012 in Brussels.
It aims to highlight the impact of the financial and economic crisis on the daily lives of millions of older Europeans and stress the specificity of poverty and social exclusion in old age.
This brochure will be officially presented at the second Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, on 5-6-7 December in Brussels.
It can be downloaded following this link.

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