AGE Platform EU adopts 2012 Declaration
Friday 11 May 2012
During its General Assembly on 11 May, AGE Platform EU adopted a Declaration urging EU leaders and Member States to put employment at the top of their political priorities, to adopt strong measures to boost the EU economy, job creation and social cohesion and to promote a new European society based on greater solidarity, equity and cooperation between and within generations.
The Declaration calls on the EU to establish a European Covenant of Mayors on Demographic Change and to create the political framework for local and regional authorities to promote age-friendly environments and a society for all ages across the EU.
In addition, the Declaration seeks to encourage local and regional authorities to join the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and establish national programmes to support them.
In this Declaration, AGE Platform Europe and its members acknowledge that together with rights, older people have duties towards other generations, society and the communities they live in, and call on older people to help rebuild trust and confidence in the future and invest in sectors that will create jobs and growth.