Human rights for older persons in Europe: Who cares?

Location: Avenue des Nerviens 85, Brussels
23 June 2014

Following on from World Awareness Day on Elder Abuse (15 June), the 47-nation Council of Europe, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and AGE Platform Europe are jointly organising a stakeholder seminar focusing on human rights for older persons, particularly looking at issues related to long-term care.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness and understanding among policy-makers, civil society and other relevant stakeholders of the changing political and legal framework in this area, and to discuss how best to protect older persons from abuse through a rights-based approach to long-term care.

The seminar will include presentations of the Council of Europe’s recent recommendation on human rights for older persons – linked to relevant case law under the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter – and the new report on long-term care from the European Union’s Social Protection Committee.

The seminar will take place at the Council of Europe office in Brussels (Avenue des Nerviens, 85) from 10 am to 12.30 pm on Monday 23 June 2014.

Registration: Online registration here

Please note that due to the limited number of seats, registration is obligatory and organisers reserve the right not to confirm your registration in case of overbooking. Participants will be informed in advance.