Sunday, 6 September, 2015

Intergenerational agreement between the youth association movement and the elderly in Catalonia

The Catalan National Youth Council (CNJC), the Barcelona Youth Council (CJB) and the Federation of Senior Citizens’ Associations in Catalonia (Fatec) have decided to work together. The agreement bearing the name “Age does not separate us” (read), stems from the intention to issue statements jointly about issues of social interest that affect both communities. The first standpoint that has been presented today is ‘Dignity throughout life: no to precariousness, yes to decent pensions!’ (read)
Maria Hernàndez, president of the Barcelona Youth Council (CJB) got the press conference underway at the presentation event at the beginning of October 2015. Hernàndez spoke about the importance of this intergenerational agreement: “We cannot work separately, for there are many issues that affect both groups.”
Mario Cugat, president of the Federation of Senior Citizens’ Associations in Catalonia (Fatec), stated that this agreement was one of the most important actions that Fatec had taken in all its years of existence.
Finally, Núria Ramon, president of the Catalan National Youth Council (CNJC) presented the first joint statement, in this case about the pensions system. The document demands, among other things, “a public pensions system, with the resources to ensure a decent job and retirement.”
Campaign blog (consult here).