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Call for youth sector representatives on thematic working groups - EUYAA

European year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations


The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 presents a key opportunity to focus on the need for an active ageing culture in Ireland, based on the ideal of an age friendly society for all ages. It will do this by promoting solidarity and cooperation between generations; by promoting healthy, active lifestyles; by fostering volunteering and the fullest possible participation in pursuit of a truly ‘age-friendly’ Ireland in the future.



It has been decided to establish seven Thematic Working Groups to advance the agenda for the EU Year.  The following groups will be established:

  1. Solidarity between Generations
  2. Arts and Culture
  3. Ageing Well
  4. Digital Inclusion
  5. Employment
  6. Social Inclusion
  7. Safety & Security



Thematic Working Groups will bring together individuals around specific areas of interest. The purpose of these groups will be

  • To consider how best to advance the theme through the course of 2012
  • To collect and collate information on existing events/activities that support and develop the theme
  • To identify gaps and suggest initiatives to advance the theme
  • To identify potential partners for collaboration with initiatives
  • To identify a legacy contribution for the theme
  • To consider any other relevant activity

How to Get Involved

NYCI will be represented on the Solidarity between Generations working group but we feel that it is equally important to have representation of the youth sector in the other thematic groups so that Solidarity between Generations is embedded across all areas of focus. If you have an interest in getting involved in any of the thematic working groups – including the Solidarity between Generations group - please contact the coordinating body – details below.


If you would like to be involved please get in contact by sending an email to or by ringing Ronan (01-6353083), Hilary (01-6127040) or Joanne (01-6353184)