International Conference

Prepared during the Slovenian Presidency to the Council of the European Union in cooperation between the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, AGE Platform Europe and the Federation of Pensioners’ Associations of Slovenia (ZDUS)

We all want to live a quality life in our old age but often forget the growing challenges faced by the older population. One of these is ageism, which appears in the form of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination against older persons. Too often it remains overlooked, even invisible, yet it has many negative consequences on people’s quality of life and experience of ageing.

The Slovenian Presidency is therefore organising an international conference on the issue of ageism, with a special emphasis on the promotion of the rights of people of all ages. We will seek solutions in intergenerational cooperation and lifelong perspective on ageing. Only by realising that a person ages from birth and not only in later stages of life will we overcome the narrow view of old age and make an important contribution to overcoming ageism.

The background note is available in PDF here.

Register to the online conference here.


The conference will be live-streamed on 18 November 2021 from 09:00 to 15:30 CET.

Find when the conference will start in your timezone here.

The programme is available here.

Practical information

Interpretation will be available in English and Slovenian.

Registered participants will receive the link to connect a week ahead of the event.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Rights4AllAges