Category Archives: News from Europe

Corona-Update from Sweden, Austria and Germany

Our Vice-chairwoman Vivianne Gunnarsson is very sorry about the corona-situation in Belgium and other European Countries and says about Sweden: “I am sorry to learn about the Belgian situation and many others. Still in the midst of the sorriness I … Continue reading

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Seniors in europe in times of corona

Our members of the board of green seniors actually all wanted to meet in Skopje in May – now it looks like we’re going to meet digitally. And we exchange ideas regularly to hear how everyone is doing in the … Continue reading

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Presentation in Tampere: New Finnish Policy for the Elderly

Reino Lampinen (photo on the right), Secretary of the Aged Greens in Finland, spoke at the fringe meeting in Tampere, alongside the 30th meeting of EGP Council, about the New Finnish Policy of Elderly. Here comes his presentation: The new Government … 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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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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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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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. https://www.facebook.com/lovethenetherlandsforever/videos/1124188397640491/

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