Judging the Charter

The Charter in judicial practise with a special focus on the case of protection of refugees and asylum seekers

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.


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.



Related Case Law

Leimonia Sotiropoulou v. EU Council

Related Exercises and Training Materials

Case Study - Pension Cuts Due to Council Decision