"Euskadi Lagunkoia", initiative of the Basque Government for the well-being of the elderly, in the Days of active aging of Lisbon organized by the United Nations
• From 20 to 22 September, with representatives from 56 countries
• Lide Amilibia, "the elderly people are leading a process of well-being that will revert in our daily lives, with a more rational recovery of public spaces, relations between citizens and transfers of care"
• "A sustainable society for all ages"
VG 2017 09 07
"Euskadi Lagunkoia", an initiative of the Department of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Government that promotes and promotes measures that promote greater well-being for the elderly in about 50 municipalities will be present at the information events of the Conference organized in Lisbon from 20 to September 22 by the UN with representatives from 56 countries to discuss active aging.
According to the Deputy Minister of Social Policies of the Basque Government, Lide Amilibia, "older people are leading a process of well-being that will revert in our daily life, with a more rational recovery of public spaces, relations between citizens and care transfers. With those details and small things that make life easier, life in cities and towns will be more satisfying for the whole society. "
Representatives from 56 countries will meet in Lisbon on 21 and 22 September at an international conference on population aging promoted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
In addition to those responsible for aging in the 56 member states of UNECE and the UN, the European Commission, the International Labor Organization (ILO) will participate in the representation of countries and regions and other social agents from various entities.
The conference will be held at the Lisbon Congress Center and the opening and closing of the forum will be carried out by UNECE Executive Secretary Olga Algayerova and the Portuguese Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security José António Vieira da Silva.
Speakers include the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa; the European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, and the regional director for Europe and Central Asia of the ILO, Heinz Koller, among others. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver a message during the conference.
At the end of the meeting, the ministers and representatives of the countries of the UNECE will sign the Lisbon Declaration, which will reflect the guidelines of the next five years on aging. In the scope of the conference, on September 20, a meeting will be held that will bring together 150 NGOs and 80 researchers.