The Charter for a Dignified Life for the Elderly in the Czech Republic was presented in the Chamber of Deputies

On Monday 1st October 2012, on the occasion of the International Day of the Elderly, the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity, there was a round table discussion with the theme 'Civil Society Charter - For a dignified life of the elderly in the Czech Republic' which was sponsored by the association of providers of social services in the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Association of the districts of the Czech Republic, the Diaconia of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and the Council of Senior Citizens of the Czech Republic.

The meeting, which was attended in part by the representatives of the hosting organizations; Jiři Horecký, Ivana Stráská, David Šourek and Zdeněk Pernes, Monika Šimůnková the Government Commissioner for Human Rights, Petra Zdražilová the representative of the Office of Public Law and the former Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla, took place on Monday 1st October in the premises of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament.

The Round Table presented a document consisting of ten theses and the resulting requirements whose aim it is to contribute to create an atmosphere of respect and self-confident aging in the Czech Republic. The document, which was inspired by a similar charter created in 2012 in Switzerland, was solemnly signed at the end. The roundtable concluded with a press conference.

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