European Day of Solidarity between Generations

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Dear Members of the Executive Committee,
Dear Candidates in the European Elections,

In the light of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations, we would like to voice our ambitions and hopes to all future Members of European Parliament, all candidates in the European elections and the seniors who relentlessly support these candidates.

The upcoming European elections could be pivotal for the future of our Union as we know it today. During the Juncker Commission, important steps were taken to improve the welfare and wellbeing of all citizens. But still a lot of work has to be done. Albeit some tensions that might arise on the surface, both young people and older adults are convinced that they have a common future where each and every member shares a responsibility. Nobody benefits from envy or negativity if we want to take the way forward. Consequently, the participants of the European Seniors’ Union call on the members of the European People’s Party to intensify their actions in enabling practical, mutually beneficial and satisfying relations between generations.

One of the major challenges we are facing in this regard is the demographic change. Those changes are creating new challenges, regarding both senior- and youth-related issues. Seniors throughout Europe, together with the youngest generations are urging for a strong, smart and caring European Union in which nobody is left behind that tackles these challenges decisively. Therefore, we need a coordinated European strategy for demographic change which takes into account the differences and specific problems of certain regions and cities.

Together, we stand strong for a better Europe with a flourishing economic growth and valuable social progress. Together, we can make it happen.

Yours sincerely,

 

Guido Dumon                                                                                                           An Hermans
Secretary-General                                                                                                    President

Events in 2019

10th edition of the Summer Academy

Vienna - Austria

Already for the 10th time, seniors from all over Europe gathered in Vienna for the yearly Summer Academy at the Politische Akademie der ÖVP.

Greetings to Cyprus

Cyprus

A message from our President An Hermans to the congress in Cyprus after the European elections.

Get involved in the future of Europe

Nicosia - Cyprus

A glance at the gathering of Cypriotic seniors on the 13th of May.

The first Forum of Seniors’ Organizations from the Eastern Partnership

Minsk - Belarus

On the 24th and 25 of April, an ESU delegation was honoured to be part of the first Forum of Seniors’ Organizations organized in Minsk.

Conferencia Europea: ‘Con las Personas Mayores Avanza Europa’

Ciudad Real - Spain

Report on the Conferencia Europea: ‘Con las Personas Mayores Avanza Europa’

Launch EPP Campaign

Brussels - Belgium

Manfred Weber launched its ‘Power of WE’ in the House of European History in the presence of an ESU delegation,

Regional Conference Bozen

Bozen - Italy

On 21-23 March, the ESU co-hosted a Regional Conference together with the SVP-Senioren on several challenges our European Union is facing.

Upcoming events of the ESU

EU

Upoming events of the ESU in 2019

Executive Committee - Ambitions for Europe: the 2019 Elections and Beyond

Prague - Czech Republic

During the weekend of 22-24 February, the ESU Executive Committee was welcomed in Prague to gather with the European elections in mind.