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Consultation in view of a possible designation of 2012 as European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity

Policy field(s)

Employment and social affairs

Target group(s)

Relevant stakeholders, such as EU-level NGOs, social partners, Member State governments and agencies as well as organisations representing regional and local governments, experts on ageing, intergenerational solidarity, communication and behavioural/attitude change.

Period of consultation
from :     01/06/2009     To :   31/07/2009
Objective of the consultation



Following a conference on intergenerational solidarity in April 2008 under the Slovenian Presidency, there have been calls to organise a European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. Such a European Year should strengthen intergenerational solidarity by increasing the awareness of the contribution of older people to society and by spreading innovative measures which could help to mobilise the full potential of the ageing baby-boom cohorts.

The purpose of the present consultation is to collect ideas and suggestions from key stakeholders and experts on how to achieve the greatest possible impact with such a European Year and to help the Commission decide whether and how to organise a European Year.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

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Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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Reference documents and other, related consultations
Contact details
Responsible service : European Commission, Directorate General EMPL, E1
E-mail :
Postal address :Rue de la loi 200, 1049 Bruxelles
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Results of consultation and next steps
Summary of responses received
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Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement

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