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AGE Platform Europe

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Disabled Persons
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Human Rights
  • International Law

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Human rights of women

  • Population:
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Population growth
  • Population structure

  • Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Social policy

  • Statistics:
  • Demographic and social surveys
  • Poverty statistics
  • Social Statistics and Social Monitoring

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Geographic scope: Regional
  • Europe
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2001
    Organizational structure: AGE’s internal structure is as follows while the full list of AGE members and its elected representatives in the Council of Administration and the Executive Committee can be found in AGE annual reports. For 2012 see pages 34-39 of AGE annual report: http://www.age-platform.eu/images/stories/236_AGE-AR-2012-UK-cor5_LI_links_LI.pdf AGE General Assembly is the governing body that meets annually to adapt the work programme, budget and applications for membership and where all AGE full members have voting rights. AGE member organisations elect their national representative(s) at the Council of Administration, which also includes representatives of the European networks. It meets at least twice a year and is responsible for the overall implementation of the work programme and for policy decisions. The Executive Committee is composed of the President, four Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and a Secretary. It is responsible for providing policy guidance and ensuring that the statutes and internal rules are adhered to. The Executive Committee meets at least 4 times a year. The Accreditation Committee deals with all issues around membership, including new applications for membership and to forward its recommendations to the Council and the General Assembly. Expert groups are set up to inform AGE’s work in specific policy areas. For the moment AGE has six expert groups on age discrimination, employment, social inclusion, pensions, health, new technologies and accessibility. The experts are nominated by the Council members. They meet twice a year and work in-between through e-mail exchange. The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association and for liaising with the EU institutions.
    Number and type of members: AGE has 165 member organizations, representing through its membership approximately 30 million older people. To see the full list of AGE members, follow this link:http://www.age-platform.eu/en/about-age/age-members
    Affiliation with NGO networks: AGE is also a member of a number of European civil society networks: - The European Anti-poverty Network - EAPN - The European Public Health Alliance – EPHA - The Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform)
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: AGE is financed partly by its members fees and donations and partly by a grant from the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS) managed by DG Justice. AGE also receives funding for participation in European projects.
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