On December 8, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković attended the social dialogue “Intergenerational Solidarity” organized by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue, where she stated that Serbia was among the first to recognize the importance of protecting the human rights of the elderly and placed combating discrimination against the elderly in the focus of public policies.
The issue of intergenerational solidarity is primarily a matter of our social cohesion, as a precondition for a just and inclusive society. Having in mind the current demographic picture and expected tendencies in terms of natural population growth and aging of the population in general, this is a very important field that should be worked on in the future, said Brankica Janković, and added that we as a society have great advantages and potential, due to our cultural identity, good tradition and customs from the past, which include respect for the elderly and relations of solidarity and understanding, if we preserve and improve such a relationship in the years to come. Janković recalled that she presented Serbia as an example of good practice of intergenerational solidarity at the Ministerial Conference on Demographic Resilience in Sofia, “Shaping the Demographic Future of Europe, Pathways for Societies to Thrive in a World of Rapid Demographic Change”.
Recognizing the importance of intergenerational solidarity, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality continuously conducts activities aimed at improving and raising awareness on this issue.