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AGE Platform and ENAR position paper about older ethnic minorities and migrants in Europe



To mark the European Equality Summit held in Brussels on 21-22 November, and in the context of the European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) issued a joint possition paper building on their more theoretical joint policy paper issued in December 2011 which explored how the EY2012 could be used to highlight the situation of older ethnic and religious minorities including older migrants.

The new position paper ("The voices of older ethnic minorities and migrants are not heard in Europe") draws on testimonies and concrete examples of good and bad practices to shed light on the situations on the ground and the policy changes, which AGE and ENAR would like to see achieved for ethnic and religious minorities and older migrants beyond EY2012.

The paper also highlights a number of good and bad practices under the thematic priority areas of the 2012 European Year - promoting active ageing in employment, promoting active ageing in the community through volunteering and caring, healthy ageing and independent living, and promoting solidarity between generations - in support of  the objective of creating an age-friendly EU by 2020.

Tionscnóir: AGE Platform Europe

AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+. The purpose of its work is to voice and promote the interests of the 150 million inhabitants aged 50+ in the EU and to raise awareness of the issues that concern them most.

ENAR (European Network Against Racism)

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is an EU-wide network of more than 700 organisations working to combat racism in all the EU member states and acts as the voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe.

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