EURAG is a non-profit and non-religious European organisation founded in 1962 with seat in Luxemburg and is independent of political parties. Since 1974 the EURAG General Secretariat is in Graz/Austria. Through its member organisations in 32 European countries EURAG represents millions of older people in Europe.
â€¢ Old-age organisations and self-help groups
â€¢ Social and educational institutions
â€¢ Public institutions
â€¢ Individuals who are interested in the problems of the older generation
The bodies of EURAG:
General Assembly: Consisting of one representative of each member organisation as well as of individual members;
General Council: Consisting of two representatives of each European country where EURAG has members, the Secretary General, and the Treasurer.
Board: Consisting of the President, five Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer; Permanent Committees concerned with organisational and thematic questions.
the prevention of any kind of discrimination on grounds of age
the promotion of solidarity between the generations
the maintenance of an independent life
strengthening participation in decision-making and supporting European integration
the promotion of self-help
improving older peopleâ€™s situation and integration in society
the safeguard of financial security
the development of potentials
Members of EURAG are organisations, public and private institutions or individuals who are active in the field of work for the older people.
EURAG organises international congresses to promote the exchange of experience and to strengthen the role and the possibilities of older people in Europe and to contribute to improve their situation.
EURAG also carries out various Projects and is involved in a series of projects in the field of ageing and old-age policies.
EURAG represents the interests of the older generation in Europe, sets up working groups and committees on topical issues and launches proposals and motions to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the United Nations Organization, World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization, as well as other organisations concerning the older generation.
Gisli PÃ¡ll PÃ¡lsson, President EURAG Prinsenhof 6 6666 CB Heteren The Netherlands