EU: 29 APRIL, EUROPEAN DAY OF SOLIDARITY BETWEEN GENERATIONS
(Sir Europe – Brussels) – “Making the European Union more attentive to older people and capable of adapting to an ageing population, as well as capable of making solidarity between generations a priority on the European agenda”: this is the aim of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations, due to be celebrated across Europe on 29 April. This year the Day will be celebrated in the context of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The agenda for the Day is full of events (organised, for instance, in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). “The European Year – the EU says – is intended to raise awareness of the contribution that older people make to society”. “It seeks to encourage policymakers and relevant stakeholders at all levels to take action with the aim of creating better opportunities for active ageing and strengthening solidarity between generations”. For more information about the Day, please visit the website www.europa.eu[>>] or the official website for the Year at http://europa.eu/ey2012[>>].