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Event Invitation, 16/02/2021


COMECE-FAFCE joint Webinar on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe”


Following the publication of a joint Reflection Paper on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe“, COMECE and the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe are glad to invite you to an online event to reflect on the role of the elderly in a context of pandemic and demographic change. The event will be held on Monday 1 March 2021, from 15:00 to 16:15 (CET).



The current Covid-19 pandemic revealed hidden vulnerabilities in our societies, with the elderly often in the periphery of daily life. According to COMECE and FAFCE, it is time to recognize the crucial role of the elderly, protecting, promoting and including them, ensuring their full participation in our communities.


How can we better include the elderly in our societies? How can we encourage the EU and national policy makers to develop a change of paradigm and regenerating our way of thinking in times of demographic change and in the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic?


Let’s discuss together with H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, Mr Vincenzo Bassi, President of FAFCE, Mrs Gabriella Gambino, Under-Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, MEP Romana Tomc, Co-chair of the EP Intergroup on Demographic Challenges, Family-Work Life Balance and Youth Transitions, and Mr Ettore Marchetti, Policy officer of the European Commission on Pensions and Active ageing.


The event will be moderated by Andrea Gagliarducci, Journalist and Vatican analyst.


Registration open until Sunday 28th February 2021.


Monday 1 March 2021

from 15:00 to 16:15 (CET)

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