Participation of László Andor in a ministerial level conference on Active Ageing

Type: Report   Reference: I-075623   Duration: 10:02:54  Lieu:
End production: 10/12/2012   First transmission: 10/12/2012
László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, attended the "From Visions to Actions" Closing Conference of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012, organized by the Cypriot Presidency on 10 December 2012 in Nicosia. He made a speech on "Increasing older people's opportunities".

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion with Georgios Iacovou, Cypriot Presidential Commissioner 00:00:03
10:00:08 Shot of participants 00:00:04
10:00:12 László Andor with Sotiroula Charalambous, Cypriot Minister for Labour and Social Insurance 00:00:03
10:00:16 Georgios Iacovou addressing the conference 00:00:05
10:00:21 Shot of participants 00:00:05
10:00:27 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): I extend my warm greetings to you all and my grateful thanks to the Cypriot Presidency for hosting today's conference; it marks not only the closing of the 2012 European Year, but also — I hope — the beginning of active follow-up. 00:00:18
10:00:45 Shot of participants 00:00:03
10:00:49 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): for a detailed assessment of what the Year has taught us, we will have to wait for the independent evaluation report in 2013. 00:00:09
10:00:59 Shot of participants 00:00:06
10:01:06 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): first of all, I believe the topic we chose for the Year was the right one. 00:00:06
10:01:12 Shot of participants 00:00:04
10:01:16 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): second, the Year has succeeded in changing our perception of older people and their contribution to the economy and society. 00:00:09
10:01:25 Long shot of conference 00:00:06
10:01:32 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): third, the European Year has changed the way people talk about ageing and it has popularised the concept of active ageing in many European countries. 00:00:09
10:01:42 Shot of participants 00:00:04
10:01:46 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): the Member States have set their priorities in line with the challenges facing them and their political agendas. 00:00:07
10:01:53 Shot of participants 00:00:03
10:01:57 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): of course, in those countries that are suffering most from the crisis, it is difficult to get people to accept the idea that we need to promote employment among older people when unemployment is so high among young people. 00:00:15
10:02:12 Shot of participants 00:00:04
10:02:17 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): overall, I am convinced that this European Year has been a great success; it has been a shared effort. The European Union set up the EU website and introduced the generations@school project, the Seniorforce Action Day and the award scheme. 00:00:18
10:02:36 Shot of participants 00:00:02
10:02:39 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): tackling challenges like population ageing calls for innovative policy and practice. 00:00:07
10:02:46 Shot of participants 00:00:03
10:02:49 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): I encourage you to keep up your efforts after the Year is over. 00:00:05
10:02:54 Long shot of conference 00:00:06
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