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European Political Conference on Active, Healthy, and Dignified Ageing by CTAO in Cyprus

Cyprus Third Age Observatory

Our new member in Cyprus, the Cyprus Third Age Observatory, organised a high level "European Political Conference on Active, Healthy, and Dignified Ageing," at the Presidential Palace on December 8, 2023. The conference was a resounding success and was co-organized in collaboration with the European Parliament Office in Cyprus and held under the esteemed auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus.


  • Nicos Christodoulides, President of Cyprus

  • Georgios, Archbishop of Cyprus

  • Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner of Democracy and DemographySecretary

  • Andreas Kettis, Head of the European Parliament Office in Cyprus

  • Costas Mavrides, MEP of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

  • Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi, MEP of the European People's Party

  • Yiannis Panayiotou,Minister of Labour and Social Insurance

  • Popi Nicolaidou Kanari, Minister of Health

  • Anna Koukkides Procopiou, Minister of Justice and Public Order

  • Konstantinos Ioannou, Minister of Interior

  • Costas Koumis, Deputy Minister of Tourism

  • Marilena Evangelou, Deputy Minister of Social Welfare

  • Andreas Viras, Mayor of Larnaka and President of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities

  • 5 Representatives from the major political parties

  • Elizabeth Mestheneos, Sociologist, Past-President AGE Platform Europe

  • Demos Antoniou, President of the Cyprus Third Age Observatory

  • Maciej Kucharczyk, Secretary General of AGE Platform Europe

  • Constantinos Phellas, President of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee

  • Bernd Tuchen, Senior Experten Service (SES-Bonn)

  • Myrto Maria Ranga, Psychogerontologist / Geriatrician 

  • Evridiki Papastavrou, Associate Adjunct Professor and Student Ombuds of the Cyprus University of Technology

  • Marios Kouloumas, Honorary President of the Cyprus Patients Association

  • Marina Ioannou, Art Psychotherapist

  • Maria Stylianou Lottides, Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights

We invite you to browse through a collection of captivating conference photos by following the links provided below.

The conference was Co-funded by the European Union


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