ESU Presidium meets President Daul

On 24 April during the presidium of the ESU, president An Hermans and, Andrianos Giannou, YEPP president, presented to the ESU presidium a common statement on Intergenerational Solidarity and met EPP president Joseph Daul.

The president stressed the importance of having this kind of joint initiatives between youth and seniors’ associations, because, in order to tackle the challenges we are facing. ‘We need both to stick to our roots, learn from our seniors and to innovate by involving our youth. Seniors and young people face different problems but only by working together can we address them and build a stronger and more inclusive Europe to the benefit of all our citizens’ the president said.

Campaign director Dara Murphy called on seniors and young people to engage in a common campaign strategy.

See also the video message of MEP Heinz Becker on the International Day on Solidarity:  Video Message

Events in 2018

ESU and the EPP Congress

Helsinki - Finland

On 6-8 November, the ESU participated in the EPP Congress in Helsinki.

International Day of Older Persons 2018


On the occasion of the International day of Older Persons on 1 October 2018, the ESU released a message of ESU President Hermans.

ESU invited to the 10th Forum of Third Age

Nowy Sacz & Krynica - Poland

The ESU was invited by ESU vice-president Janusz Marszalek to participate in the 10th Third Age Forum (5-7 September) in Nowy Sacz and Krynica in Poland.

Summer Academy 2018

Vienna - Austria

On 6-8 July, the ESU organised its Summer Academy about ‘Europe’s Demographics: From challenges into innovative and coordinated opportunities'.

Regional Conference: Building Bridges towards solidarity and social cohesion in the Baltic countries

Vilnius - Lithuania

On 17-19 May, the ESU Regional Conference on 'Building Bridges towards solidarity and social cohesion in the Baltic countries' took place in Vilnius.

Regional Conference: Älter werden in den Euroregionen

Aachen - Germany

Am 27. und 28. April fand in Aachen eine ESU-Regionalkonferenz über 'Älter werden in den Euroregionen' statt.

ESU-IDEA Symposium: Supporting inclusive governance for sustainable democracy

Brussels - Belgium

To mark the EU Day of Intergenerational Solidarity, the Office of International IDEA to the EU and the European Seniors’ Union co-hosted a Symposium,

ESU Annual Report 2017

Brussels - Belgium

At the beginning of 2018, the ESU presented its annual report of 2017.