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About us

ESO pursues the following goals:



  • To promote and safeguard the social, cultural and economic interests of senior citizens in Europe.

  • To strengthen senior citizens' participation and active involvement in society.

  • To improve the social position of senior citizens in Europe. To this end, the ESO adopts a clear position regarding themes on ageing, inter-generational solidarity, medical care, consumer protection, social security and economic protection (pensions and annual allowances), and communicates this position, in whatever form it deems suitable.

  • To represent and defend the interests of senior citizens in European governing bodies, in particular the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council.

  • To continue and disseminate the fundamental ideas of the Party of European Socialists (PES).

  • To aid in achieving the goals and programme of the PES within the scope of its operation.

Board of Directors

  • President: Jos Bertrand
    Vice-President: Anthony De Giovani
    Vice-president: Marianne de Mestral
    Vice-president: Györgyi Némethné Jankovics
    Secretary-General: Steven Vanden Broucke
    Treasurer: Andre Van Dokkum
    Liaison-officer: Jan Hofste