European Strategy for Older persons

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Parecer do CESE: European Strategy for Older persons

In the opinion, the EESC:

  • calls for a paradigm shift in the treatment of older people, moving from a care-based approach to empowering them and eliminating ageist attitudes;
  • urges the EU to adopt a comprehensive European strategy for older persons, safeguarding their rights and promoting their full participation in society and the economy (the strategy should be accompanied by a guarantee for older persons and encompass various areas such as equality, non-discrimination, gender, rights, participation, employment, education, income and social inclusion, with Member States developing national plans to this end);
  • encourages the drafting and signing of a European declaration on older persons to demonstrate the commitment towards developing the European strategy for older persons.