Published on March 12, 2014
The German National Association of Senior Citizen‘s Organisations Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen (BAGSO) E. Tippelmann, Krakow 17.12.2013
• More than 100 member organisations have joined to the network- representing more than 13 million senior citizens • BAGSO advocates their interests towards politics, economy and society while taking the other generations and their needs into account as well. • BAGSO promotes through its publications and events ways to healthy, active and competent ageing • URL: www.bagso.de BAGSO Lobby for senior citizens in Germany
Senior Citizen‘s Day Hamburg 2012
BAGSOs objectives • to improve the image and position of senior citizens in our society and families • to enable older people to live independently and make decisions about their lives • to encourage older people to take over responsibility for themselves and others • to enhance intergenerational cooperation and dialogue • to promote healthy ageing, to ensure health protection and rehabilitation measures and to improve the quality of care • to promote the interest of older people as consumers
International • A BAGSO representative is member of the European Economic and Social Committee • BAGSO is member of the AGE Platform Europe • BAGSO has consultative status with the United Nations Econmic and Social Council • BAGSO cooperates with AARP- the US American Association of Retired Persons
Active Ageing and Culture „Culture for Lifetime“: Joint statement German Cultural Council 2009 http://www.kulturrat.de/ European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012 www.ej2012.de Dr. Renate Heinisch, EWSA: „Die neue Kultur des Alterns ist die Kultur des Miteinanders“
Culture and new media ( eCulture) Competition 2013 „The beautiful side of the internet“
European projects (selection) Mobility of Seniors in Europe (ENEA) •Travel Agents (Seniors as producers of cultural tourisme) •TRAMP (Working with Older Volunteers in Manual Intergenerational Projects) Cultural education for older people (GRUNDTVIG) •INCREASE (Intercultural Creativity of Seniors in Europe) Older people with special needs •For the Wellbeing and Dignity of older people -WEDO I (Pilot) and WEDO II (GRUNDTVIG)
Andrea Ehlert / Almuth Fricke / Maureen Marley (eds.) (2010): The InCrease Guide. A Manual About Intercultural Creativity of Older People. Badajoz, Glasgow, Remscheid & Wolfenbüttel http://ibk-kubia.de Arbeit und Leben DGB/VHS NW (ed.) (2010): TRAMP- Transnational Mobility of Older People in Europe Working with Older Volunteers in Manual Intergenerational Projects Final Report and Set of Methods http://www.tramp.aulnrw.de/
Senior Citizen‘s Day 2015 Next Senior Citizen‘s Day 2.-4. July 2015 in FRANKFURT
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