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European Commission Advisory Committee Opinion on Gender Dimension of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations


European Commission Advisory Committee adopts Opinion on the gender dimension of active ageing and solidarity between generations

[Brussels, 01 December 2011] In January 2011, the European Commission Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men decided to set up a working group to prepare an Opinion on the gender dimension of active ageing in preparation for the European year of Active Ageing and Solidarity of Generations.

Considering the political context and ongoing initiatives in the field of healthy, dignified and active ageing, the Advisory Committee was mandated to consider the following points:

These points are all discussed, with relevant recommendations made, within the Opinion. The EWL welcomes the Committee’s focus on the gender dimension of active ageing, and as a key member of the NGO AGE Coalition looks forward to working further with the Commission throughout the European Year 2012.