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Social Inequalities in Mortality - The Increasing Advantage of the Married

It is widely known that better educated persons tend to live longer than the less educated. There is apparently less public and political awareness of the fact that marital status is also strongly associated with mortality. Yet, hundreds of studies carried out over more than 150 years have shown that those who are married have better health and live longer than those who are never-married, divorced or widowed.

ACTIVAGE Project Open Call

The objective of ACTIVAGE open call is to implement and deploy mature Internet of Things (IoT) solutions using the current European deployment sites’ IoT ecosystem for testing, demonstration and initial market take-up.

The call targets European SMEs, Mid-Caps and Start-ups legally registered in a member state of the European Union or in a Horizon 2020 associated country.

Budget: 600.000€, with a maximum of 10 projects funded.

Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 31 October, 2018

AGE Platform Europe „Did you know that…?“

According to Eurostat figures, 32 per cent of Europe’s over-65s live alone, most of whom are women. Loneliness has become a public health issue, to which the Red Cross refers to as a “silent epidemic”, as "harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day" and "that kills more people than obesity", reports an independent news website.

Read the full article here:
> All the (44 million) lonely people (article)

Workshop „Würde bis zuletzt – Begleitung und Versorgung sterbender Menschen im internationalen Fokus“

27.09.2018 11:00
Neues Rathaus der Stadt Leipzig, Raum 495, Martin-Luther-Ring 4–6, 04109 Leipzig, Deutschland

Der Workshop gibt einen Einblick in die international unterschiedlichen Formen der Begleitung und Versorgung am Lebensende. Expertinnen und Experten aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft sind eingeladen, konkrete Handlungserfordernisse für die (internationale) Politik zu formulieren.

AGE Platform Europe at the AAL Forum 2018

The AAL Forum will look at the future of the digital transformation of health and social inclusion of the ageing population. It offers the opportunity to be involved in an ecosystem that promotes a new social and economic approach to develop a more inclusive silver economy that benefits individuals, society and industry.

AGE Platform Europe will be involved in a number of workshops organised as part of the Forum:

Fundamental Rights Forum 2018

25.09.2018 08:00
METAStadt, Dr. Otto Neurath Gasse 3, 1220 Vienna, Austria

The theme of the 2018 Fundamental Rights Forum of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights is 'Belonging'. It will focus on strengthening the ties that bind everyone in the EU to the societies they live in. Building on the basic need for people to feel safe, secure and belong to a wider community. The event is expected to bring together over 400 participants from human rights communities, the arts, business, international, national and local organisations to discuss new perspectives to pressing human rights issues and strategies.

70th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day

To mark the 70th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day on 10th December this year, AGE is launching a 70-day campaign against ageism next 1st October, with the support of partner civil society organisations.

This celebration offers us a unique opportunity to remind that human rights do not diminish with age and denounce the negative impact of ingrained ageism on older persons’ human rights.