Name of the organisation: EURAG Österreich
Abbreviation: EURAG Austria
Street: Curlandgasse 22
District: 1170 Wien
President name: Prof. Dr. Ernst Wolner
Managing Director: Mrs. Erika Folkes
Treasury: Mr. Gert Langer
EURAG is a non-political, non-confessional and non-profit organisation which has been representing the interests of older persons in 34 countries for more than 60 years and holds an advisory status with the UN, the WHO and the European Commission. Next to WHO, EURAG is also advising ILO, the International Labour Organisation.
EURAG Austria, the Austrian platform, supports the main objectives of EURAG on a national level which are:
- Preserving life quality and self –determination of older persons
- Maintaining a bridge between the generations
In order to get a wider audience acquainted with the benefits of healthy ageing EURAG Austria has been organising lectures on health prevention for laymen for the past 13 years in the Vienna Town Hall. In doing so the organisation relies on the advice of its Medical and Scientific Board, headed by Dr. Andreas Winkler, Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Center Bad PIrawarth a neurologist which is highly experienced in geriatric conditions.
In order to preserve quality of life for people living with chronic pain EURAG Austria has created “Alliance Chronic Pain Austria” – a platform for 36 organisations aiming for recognition of pain.