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Seniorforce events in Germany, Italy and Latvia to mark October 1 and honour elderly volunteers

The seminar “Learning for a long life and the image of age”, held on October 1 in Stuttgart, was the frame to celebrate the Seniorforce Day in Germany, an event promoted by the European Commission in the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations to encourage senior volunteering.


Volunteering, at the heart of the Seniorforce Day celebrations held in the UK, Sweden and Denmark

Several countries celebrated on October 1 a Seniorforce Day, an event promoted by the European Commission in the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations to mobilise people 60+ and harness the power of senior volunteers.


New United Nations and HelpAge report calls for urgent action by governments to address the needs of the elderly

The number of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, says a new report, “Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge”, released on October 1st, the International Day of Older Persons, by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International.


Events across all Europe to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons and Seniorforce Day

The United Nations' International Day of Older Persons is celebrated annually since 1991 on October 1st to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives.


More than 1,350 nominations received for the European Year 2012 Awards

A total of 1,373 interesting and diverse submissions have been received from all over Europe to participate in the European Year 2012 Awards. Launched by the European Commission to celebrate the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, the call was closed on 16 September.


Prime Minister Tusk opens the Intergenerational Days for Promoting Activity convention and Seniorforce event in Poland

The Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, inaugurated on September 24th the "Intergenerational Days for Promoting Activity" convention hosted at the Torwar Hall in Warsaw by the Ministry of Labour in the frame of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.


More than 800 citizens participate in Bulgaria´s Day of Older People and European Seniorforce event

More than 800 citizens and 30 sports clubs participated on September 23 in a successful festival held in Sofia to celebrate the Day of the Older People and the European Seniorforce Day in Bulgaria. Under the motto "Sport, health and active longevity", the event which took place in Borisova Gradina included several competitions, gymnastic performances and shows.


Slovakia celebrates the Seniorforce Day

The European Seniorforce Day in Slovakia took place on 21-22 September as part of the Volunteering Days, an annual tradition established by NGO C.A.R.D.O. in 2009.


UNECE Ministerial Conference concludes with commitment to meet the individual and societal challenges triggered by population ageing

The UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing held on 18-20 September 2012 in Vienna, Austria, concluded with the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration “Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing”.


UNECE region reports progress in meeting the needs of an increasingly ageing population, but challenges remain

Over the past 10 years, UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) member States have made significant progress in adapting social protection systems, promoting health and independent living and adjusting labour markets to the needs of an increasingly ageing population.

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