TOWARDS A EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF ALL AGES

In this brochure, AGE wishes to put forward theview that as ageing is changing our societies inimportant and fundamental ways, it demands a

comprehensive assessment and a reworking of our economic and social policy framework. Furthermore, if Europe is to become a society where people of all ages enjoy equal opportunities, a change of societal attitudes is required to ensure that older people’s rights are not only protected but that they are also enhanced.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. INTRODUCTION 07
 
2. AGEING IN THE 21ST CENTURY 08
2.1 A new narrative on ageing? 09
 
3. AGEING, DISCRIMINATION
AND INEQUALITY 10
3.1. Defining age discrimination 10
3.2. Defining multiple discrimination 11
 
4. IMPORTANCE OF COMBATING AGE DISCRIMINATION 13
4.1. Impact of age discrimination 13
4.2. Cost of age discrimination to society 14
4.3. Age discrimination in the context of demographic change 14
 
5. AREAS OF AGE DISCRIMINATION 15
5.1. Employment 15
5.2. Training and learning 17
5.3. Social security and Income 18
5.4. Consumption of goods and services 19
5.5. Housing and the built environment 19
5.6. Access to social care 20
5.7. Staying healthy and accessing care 21
5.8. Insurance and financial services 24
5.9. Volunteering and community activities 24
5.10. Perception of older people in the media and society 25
5.11. Participation in political life 26
 
6. COMBATING AGE DISCRIMINATION AT THE EU AND NATIONAL LEVELS 26
6.1. Transposition of the Employment Directive 27
6.2. Tackling age discrimination in the areas of goods, facilities and services 27
6.3. Beyond legislation 28
6.4 Equality Bodies 28
6.5. Positive duty of public authorities to promote equality 29
6.6. NGO capacity building and awareness raising 30
6.7. Case law 31
6.8. A comprehensive approach to age equality 31
6.9. Research 32
6.10 Mainstreaming 32
 
7. RECOMMENDATIONS 32
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY 34

Date: 11/01/2006
Author: Geert De Cock
Organization: AGE Platform Europe
Reference: http://www.age-platform.eu/images/stories/EN/Brochure_Society_EN_final.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Presentation
Tags: adults, best practices, generations, participation
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