Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

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| Editors: Danan Gu, Matthew E. Dupre

AGE Platform Europe

  • Jolanta Perek-BiałasEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_210-1


AGE Platform Europe (AGE) located in Brussels, Belgium, is a European network of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations and working for people aged 50+, which aims to voice and promote the interests of the citizens aged 50+ in the European Union (EU) and to raise awareness on the issues that concern them most. Shortly, it can be described as “the voice of older persons at the EU level.”


AGE was set up in January 2001 following a process of discussions on how to improve and strengthen cooperation between older people’s organizations at the EU level. Membership is open to European, national, and regional organizations and to both organizations of older people (self-advocate) and organizations working for older people. It was created by national organizations of older people rather than individuals, keen to create a cross-country cooperation to represent older people’s interests in various domains, such as employment and participation, social protection and social...

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  1. AGE Platform Europe (2014) What should an adequate old-age income entail to live in dignity? https://www.age-platform.eu/special-briefing/what-should-adequate-old-age-income-entail-live-dignity. Accessed 15 June 2019
  2. AGE Platform Europe (2015a) Towards an age-friendly European union – advocacy toolkit for older people and their organisations. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/towards-age-friendly-european-union-advocacy-toolkit-older-people-and-their. Accessed 15 June 2019
  3. AGE Platform Europe (2015b) The covenant on demographic change. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/covenant-demographic-change. Accessed 15 June 2019
  4. AGE Platform Europe (2016a) AGE Position on carer’s leave and reconciling work and family life for older workers. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/age-position-carer%E2%80%99s-leave-and-reconciling-work-and-family-life-older-workers. Accessed 15 June 2019
  5. AGE Platform Europe (2016b) AGE position on structural ageism. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/age-position-structural-ageism. Accessed 15 June 2019
  6. AGE Platform Europe (2017a) Older persons’ self-advocacy handbook on human rights. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/older-persons-self-advocacy-handbook-human-rights. Accessed 15 June 2019
  7. AGE Platform Europe (2017b) Dignity and wellbeing of older persons in need of care. http://publications.age-platform.eu/opcare-toolkit/AGE_OPcare_toolkit_2019.pdf. Accessed 15 June 2019
  8. AGE Platform Europe (2017c) AGE position on Residential care for older persons. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/age-position-residential-care-older-persons. Accessed 15 June 2019
  9. AGE Platform Europe (2017d) AGE Position on Work-life balance. https://www.age-platform.eu/publications/age-position-work-life-balance. Accessed 15 June 2019
  10. AGE Platform Europe (2018) Annual report 2017. https://www.age-platform.eu/sites/default/files/Annual_Report_2017-FINAL.compressed_0.pdf. Accessed 12 Dec 2018
  11. AGE Platform Europe (2019) AGE Platform Europe website. www.age-platform-eu. Accessed 15 June 2019

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of SociologyJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Magdalena Klimczuk-Kochańska
    • 1
  • Andrzej Klimczuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Independent ResearcherBialystokPoland