Older Persons Day at the European Parliament

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, ENNHRI organized with AGE Platform Europe, and with the support of the EPP Group of the European Parliament, a meeting with the participation of several MEPs and representatives of other EU institutions.

The 2016 UN International Day of Older Persons ‘takes a stand against ageism’ and calls on everyone to rethink our views and attitudes towards the older generation. To mark this, the joint event highlighted the pervasiveness of ageism and opened the dialogue for an international convention on the rights of older persons at EU level. It also provided an update on recent developments at the Open Ended Working Group of the United Nations and its impact on European Member States and older persons in Europe.

ENNHRI’s Chair, Lora Vidović, presented the latest updates from the Older Persons Project.

You can find more details in the press release as well as the event the agenda and background note for speakers and participants.

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