European Network of Green Seniors
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Therefore, advance planning utilising the involvement of younger and older experienced people is of great importance. ENGS wants to engage with the issues facing an ageing European society, based on their manifesto and the EGP Program.
We in the European seniors do not see the demographic change as a clash of generations, but rather as an opportunity to shape the future together with Europe’s young people. Since the proportion of younger people is falling and the proportion of the elderly increasing, it will be the elderly who have to significantly help to overcome the future challenges. The European Network of Green Seniors (ENGS) was founded in Brussels in 2005. The initiative came from Belgian seniors, but the founding members are from 8 parties in 7 countries: Belgium, England and Wales, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. Among them were some of the founding members of a number of national Green parties. Year by year, we continue to get new members from across the EU. As the number of older people in Europe is growing, and they are more active than ever, it follows that they see it as their task to use their experience to positively contribute to the affairs of the elderly. In an increasingly integrated Europe, this is no longer just a national issue.
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