European Union

Paper from the Social Care Institute for Excellence containing its response to European Commission proposals to establish a European mental health strategy. The response emphasised the relevance of mental health to economic prosperity, quality of life and social inclusion.

Document highlighting the importance of challenging age discrimination at both EU and national level and identifying the benefits eliminating age discrimination can bring to society, e.g the valuable cultural, social and professional skills possessed by older people.

Document examining the current state of the gender equality issue in Europe and recommending courses of action to make more progress towards achieving full gender equality for older people.

Document setting out the scale of the problem of elder abuse throughout the EU and recommending actions which can be taken at international, national, local and individual level to combat the problem.

Document arguing that the employment of older workers is a high priority for EU member states and suggesting ways to enable older workers to make a greater contribution in the labour market.