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Austrian Grandmas fighting against „Neo Nazis“

Austrians have taken refugees into their homes. But the new far-right government would like to move refugees out of the community and into concentrated centres, which protestors argue recalls a darker time in Austria’s history….Austrian Grandmas fighting against Neo Nazis … Continue reading

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NGO Forum and Ministerial Conference on Ageing Lissabon 2017

Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel, from Carers’ Organisation Austria participated in the UNECE NGO Forum on Ageing, held on 20 September 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Forum preceded the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (21-22 September 2017). About the UNECE NGO Forum on Ageing The objective of the … Continue reading

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News from Finland

Three Days’ Political Turmoil in Finland I am writing this in a train heading for Tampere, where the Greens in Finland will have there the annual Party Congress. But that will not, probably, be anything like a turmoil, even if we will elect a new chair … Continue reading

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WEADD Day 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2017 Senior Financial Empowerment Act  

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Speech in City Council Vienna December 2016

City Council Vienna, Budget Discussion, 12 December 2016 EUROPE Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel A week ago yesterday, something happened, the importance of which may only become apparent in a few years. The Austrian population made a choice and thus took a decision which was noted all over the world. Politics … Continue reading

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Green Seniors FINLAND

  ENGS  Reino Lampinen 10 December 2016 Activities of the Green seniors in Finland During this year our two associations, the nation wide Ikävihreätand the local Helsinki group, IKIVI (altogether c. 50 members)have concentrated on the resistance to two political issues: - citizen initiative to raise the work pensions by modifying the … Continue reading

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Gender Pension Gap at EGP 2016 Glasgow

#Genderpensiongap Why women have low pension after familywork, care, parttime-jobs – the gender pension gap is leading to agepoverty

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CENTRAL EUROPEAN ROUND TABLE 20.-22.2016 Vienna, Green House “Contested Democracy” – authoritarianism and grassroots mobilization in East and South-East European countries

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Rights of Older People and Children

Rights of Older People and Children House of the European Union, Vienna 23 September 2016 Panel Dr. Monika Vana, Member of the European Parliament Mag. Helmut Sax, Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, Vienna DSA Monika Pinterits, Lawyer for Children and Young Adults Judith … Continue reading

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Do it together – Young and old People on her way

Dutch pragmatism at its best! Meet Humanitas, the Dutch old-folks home in Deventer where students can live for free if they agree to spend at least 30 hours a month socialising with the older residents.

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