EU action plan includes ageing
EU member states have adopted the final EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015-19, with ageing issues crucially included.
The plan makes explicit reference to social protection floors. This will ensure that basic income security for older people is firmly on the EU's external policy agenda.
HelpAge's EU Policy Adviser Ellen Graham examines the new action plan in greater detail in her blog.
Older people's rights
Towards a convention
Esther, one of our activists from Kenya who is representing older people at the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, speaks out about the ageism and discrimination older men and women face:
Working with older people: Practical guidelines
Do you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?
We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.
Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.