Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe
Anne-Sophie Parent is Secretary General of AGE Platform Europe, a EU network representing directly 30 million people aged 50+ across the EU-27 which she has been leading since 2002. AGE aims to voice and promote the interests of the 150 million inhabitants aged 50+ in the European Union.
Ms Parent has 20 years experience in dealing with policy and project development at EU level, having been Director of Autism-Europe for 6 years and President of the Social Platform for 2 mandates. She sits on various advisory committees set up by the European Commission (European Pensions Forum, e-Health Stakeholders Group, European Health Policy Forum, Advisory Board of the Assisted Ambient Living Programme, Societal Advisory Group of the Joint Programme on More years – better Lives, Dialogue Group on Insurance, Financial Services Users’ Group, Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing).
She is also a member of the Advisory Group of the United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) Generations and Gender Programme , a member of the Advisory Board of the World Demography & Ageing Forum (WDA) and and sits on the Steering Committee of the Social Justice Programme of the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium).