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Article 25 - The rights of the elderly

The Union recognises and respects the rights of the elderly to lead a life of dignity and independence and to participate in social and cultural life.

    Text:

    This Article draws on Article 23 of the revised European Social Charter and Articles 24 and 25 of the Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers. Of course, participation in social and cultural life also covers participation in political life.

    Source:
    Official Journal of the European Union C 303/17 - 14.12.2007

    Preamble - Explanations relating to the Charter of Fundamental Rights:
    These explanations were originally prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Although they do not as such have the status of law, they are a valuable tool of interpretation intended to clarify the provisions of the Charter.

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  • Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
    URL:
    Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
    Country:
    Czechia

    Article 30 (1) Citizens have the right to adequate material security in old age and during periods of work incapacity, as well as in the case of the loss of their provider. (2) Everyone who suffers from material need has the right to such assistance as is necessary to ensure her a basic living standard. (3) Detailed provisions shall be set by law.

  • Listina základních práv a svobod
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    Listina základních práv a svobod
    Country:
    Czechia

    Článek 30 (1) Občané mají právo na přiměřené hmotné zabezpečení ve stáří a při nezpůsobilosti k práci, jakož i při ztrátě živitele. (2) Každý, kdo je v hmotné nouzi, má právo na takovou pomoc, která je nezbytná pro zajištění základních životních podmínek. (3) Podrobnosti stanoví zákon.

  • Instrument of Government
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    Instrument of Government
    Country:
    Sweden

    Chapter 1 - Basic principles of the form of government: Article 2 (…) The public institutions shall combat discrimination of persons on grounds of gender, colour, national or ethnic origin, linguistic or religious affiliation, functional disability, sexual orientation, age or other circumstance affecting the individual. (...)

  • Kungörelse (1974:152) om beslutad ny regeringsform
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    Kungörelse (1974:152) om beslutad ny regeringsform
    Country:
    Sweden

    1 kapitlet - Statsskickets grunder: 2 §(…) Det allmänna ska motverka diskriminering av människor på grund av kön, hudfärg, nationellt eller etniskt ursprung, språklig eller religiös tillhörighet, funktionshinder, sexuell läggning, ålder eller andra omständigheter som gäller den enskilde som person. (…)

  • Constitutión Española
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    Constitutión Española
    Country:
    Spain

    Artículo 50 Los poderes públicos garantizarán, mediante pensiones adecuadas y periódicamente actualizadas, la suficiencia económica a los ciudadanos durante la tercera edad. Asimismo, y con independencia de las obligaciones familiares, promoverán su bienestar mediante un sistema de servicios sociales que atenderán sus problemas específicos de salud, vivienda, cultura y ocio.

  • Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain
    URL:
    Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain
    Country:
    Spain

    Section 50 The public authorities shall guarantee, through adequate and periodically updated pensions, a sufficient income for citizens in old age. Likewise, and without prejudice to the obligations of the families, they shall promote their welfare through a system of social services that provides for their specific problems of health, housing, culture and leisure.

  • Constitution of the Slovak Republic
    URL:
    Constitution of the Slovak Republic
    Country:
    Slovakia

     Article 39 (1) Citizens have the right to adequate material provision in old age, in the event of work disability, as well as after losing their provider.(...) (3) Details concerning rights listed in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be laid down by law.

  • Ústava Slovenskej republiky
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    Ústava Slovenskej republiky
    Country:
    Slovakia

    Čl. 39 (1) Občania majú právo na primerané hmotné zabezpečenie v starobe a pri nespôsobilosti na prácu, ako aj pri strate živiteľa.(...) (3) Podrobnosti o právach podľa odsekov 1 a 2 ustanoví zákon.

  • Constituição da República Portuguesa
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    Constituição da República Portuguesa
    Country:
    Portugal

    Artigo 72.º (Terceira idade) 1. As pessoas idosas têm direito à segurança económica e a condições de habitação e convívio familiar e comunitário que respeitem a sua autonomia pessoal e evitem e superem o isolamento ou a marginalização social. 2. A política de terceira idade engloba medidas de carácter económico, social e cultural tendentes a proporcionar às pessoas idosas oportunidades de realização pessoal, através de uma participação activa na vida da comunidade.

  • Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
    URL:
    Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
    Country:
    Portugal

    Article 72 (The elderly) (1) The elderly shall possess the right to economic security and to conditions in terms of housing and family and community life that respect their personal autonomy and avoid and overcome isolation or social marginalisation. (2) The policy for the elderly shall include measures of an economic, social and cultural nature that tend to provide elderly people with opportunities for personal fulfilment by means of an active participation in community life.

  • Constitution of the Republic of Poland
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    Constitution of the Republic of Poland
    Country:
    Poland

    Article 19The Republic of Poland shall take special care of veterans of the struggle for independence, particularly war invalids. Article 671. A citizen shall have the right to social security whenever incapacitated for work by reason of sickness or invalidism as well as having attained retirement age.(...)Article 68(...)3. Public authorities shall ensure special health care to children, pregnant women, handicapped people and persons of advanced age.

  • Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
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    Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
    Country:
    Poland

    Art. 19 Rzeczpospolita Polska specjalną opieką otacza weteranów walk o niepodległość, zwłaszcza inwalidów wojennych. Art. 671. Obywatel ma prawo do zabezpieczenia społecznego w razie niezdolności do pracy ze względu na chorobę lub inwalidztwo oraz po osiągnięciu wieku emerytalnego.(...)Art. 68(...)3. Władze publiczne są obowiązane do zapewnienia szczególnej opieki zdrowotnej dzieciom, kobietom ciężarnym, osobom niepełnosprawnym i osobom w podeszłym wieku.

  • Constitution of Malta
    URL:
    Constitution of Malta
    Country:
    Malta

     Constitution of MaltaArticle 17(…) (2) Workers are entitled to reasonable insurance on a contributory basis for their requirements in case of accident, illness, disability, old-age and involuntary unemployment. (…)

  • Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania
    URL:
    Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania
    Country:
    Lithuania

    Article 38. The duty of children shall be to respect their parents, to take care of them in their old age, and to preserve their heritage. Article 52. The State shall guarantee its citizens the right to receive old-age and disability pensions, as well as social assistance in the event of unemployment, sickness, widowhood, the loss of the breadwinner, and in other cases provided for by law.

  • Lietuvos Respublikos Konstitucija
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    Lietuvos Respublikos Konstitucija
    Country:
    Lithuania

    38 straipsnis. Vaikų pareiga - gerbti tėvus, globoti juos senatvėje ir tausoti jų palikimą. 52 straipsnisValstybė laiduoja piliečių teisę gauti senatvės ir invalidumo pensijas, socialinę paramą nedarbo, ligos, našlystės, maitintojo netekimo ir kitais įstatymų numatytais atvejais.

  • Constitution of the Republic of Latvia
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    Constitution of the Republic of Latvia
    Country:
    Latvia

    109. Everyone has the right to social security in old age, for work disability, for unemployment and in other cases as provided by law.

  • Latvijas Republikas Satversme
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    Latvijas Republikas Satversme
    Country:
    Latvia

    109. Ikvienam ir tiesības uz sociālo nodrošinājumu vecuma, darbnespējas, bezdarba un citos likumā noteiktajos gadījumos.

  • Constitution of the Italian Republic
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    Constitution of the Italian Republic
    Country:
    Italy

    Art. 38. (...) Workers have the right to be assured adequate means for their needs and necessities in the case of accidents, illness, disability, old age and involuntary unemployment. (…)

  • Costituzione della Repubblica Italiana
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    Costituzione della Repubblica Italiana
    Country:
    Italy

    Art. 38. (...) I lavoratori hanno diritto che siano preveduti ed assicurati mezzi adeguati alle loro esigenze di vita in caso di infortunio, malattia, invalidità e vecchiaia, disoccupazione involontaria.

  • Constitution of Ireland
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    Constitution of Ireland
    Country:
    Ireland

    Article 45.4.1. The state pledges itself to safeguard with especial care the economic interests of the weaker sections of the community, and, where necessary, to contribute to the support of the infirm, the widow, the orphan, and the aged. Article 45.4.2. The state shall endeavour to ensure that the strength and health of workers, men and women, and the tender age of children shall not be abused and that citizens shall not be forced by economic necessity to enter avocations unsuited to their sex, age or strength.

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