Opening speech by Lenia SAMUEL, Hors Classe Adviser, European Commission, and Chair of the EU jury
Nomination of the European award winners, prizes handed out by László ANDOR, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Charlemagne
End production: 13/11/2012 First transmission: 13/11/2012
On 13 November, the Ceremony of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations Awards took place in Brussels.
It highlighted inspiring people and initiatives making a significant contribution to active ageing and solidarity between generations.
Awards were given in seven categories: Social Entrepreneurs, Workplaces for all Ages, Towards Age-Friendly Environments, generations@school, Life Story Challenge as well as written and audiovisual journalism.
Over 1,300 interesting and diverse submissions have been received from all over Europe to participate in the Awards.
After a pre-selection at the national level, the European winners in each category were selected by an EU Jury composed of representatives of EU-institutions and key stakeholder organisations.
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