Category Archives: Europe

How to inspire more elderly to vote Green in the EU elections NGS in Antwerp – our fringe meeting

Reino Lampinen  ENGS Fringe Meeting in Antwerp 19 May 2018 Altogether 17 people attended the meeting, 12 visitors both from international and EGP organisations as well from national Green associations. Also six ENGS Board members were present.  Seminar was opened … Continue reading

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Minutes from ENGS Fringe Meeting Karlstad 2017

ENGS EUROPEAN NETWORK OF GREEN SENIORS​   Karlstad 26 November 2017 Reino Lampinen   ENGS Fringe Meeting 25 November 2017 from 14.30 to 16.15 No Discrimination in the Job Market Altogether 16 people attended the meeting, 10 visitors and 5 ENGS Board members (Vivianne Gunnarsson, Frank Hauser, Birgit Meinhardt, … Continue reading

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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 http://www.napsa-now.org/get-connected/weaad2015-2/  

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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, Vienna, Austria

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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