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de Brún to address European Day of Solidarity Between Generations event

27 April, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún will address an event to celebrate the European Day of Solidarity Between Generations at the Belfast campus of University Ulster on Thursday 29th April.

Speaking in advance of the event being hosted by the Older People's Advocate and NICCY, Ms de Brún said:

"As a member of the Intergroup on Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity at the European Parliament I welcome the decision to designate 29 April each year as a day to promote intergenerational solidarity.

"I am delighted that the 'Linking Generations' initiative is promoting opportunities for intergenerational engagements here and also providing support and training for those wishing to become involved.

"The projects that have taken place and those due to be announced in the near future provide communities with opportunities to build and strengthen positive relations between young and old and to challenge the negative stereotyping of both groups. They also demonstrate how much can be achieved with a relatively modest grant backed up by support from Linking Generations." ENDS

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