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European Union: Towards an Age-Friendly European Union By 2020 Report

Introduction

“In 2012, AGE and the Committee of the Regions co-organised a series of three thematic seminars to promote an age-friendly EU and mark the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 (EY2012). The first seminar, organised in March, discussed age-friendly labour markets and social protection systems. The second one, organised in June, tackled the impact of the crisis on older people. The third, organised in November, looked at the role of local and regional authorities in the creation of an Age-Friendly European Union by 2020.

This brochure is built on the outcomes of these three seminars and on AGE’s on-going work in the field of age-friendly environments. It is published as a legacy of the EY2012 to foster a more positive approach to demographic change and promote innovative and supportive solutions to respond to the needs of our ageing population across Europe. We thank all those who have contributed to our work and whose input is reflected in our brochure.”

Read the informative report in its entirety [here]