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European Year of Ageing: challenges and results

Eugene Eteris (2012) The Baltic Course

László Andor, European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion provided some accounts of the achievements during this year and made numerous assessments. Next year is going to be the European Year of Citizens. 

László Andor, European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in his speech “Active ageing – a challenge for the individual and for society” summarized the achievements reached during the European Year of Aging and solidarity among Generations. He delivered his speech at a Conference on "Ageing and Social Innovation" organised by the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, 19 November 2012.

The Commission’s conclusion was that past European Years have allowed the EU to put the public spotlight on people and their needs. There was European Year against Poverty in 2010 and European Year of Volunteering in 2011. And next year will be European Year of Citizens. European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations has encouraged the member states to step up their efforts to promote active ageing. They have come up with actions and entered into commitments. 


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