Age-Friendly-City The Hague

Age-Friendly-City The Hague

Client / Funding programme:
Municipality of The Hague

Start and end dates:

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AFEdemy role in the project:
Advisor and international public relations

☐ Coordination
☐ Training
☐ Curriculum development
☐ e-Learning Platform
☐ Networking
☐ Policy recommendation


Since 2015 the city of The Hague is, as first city in The Netherlands, member of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Willeke van Staalduinen, and later AFEdemy, supports the municipality since 2016 with the following activities:

  • The Hague as partner in international networks: maintenance profile of The Hague on the WHO website (, represent The Hague as member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, Action Group D4 – Age-friendly Buildings, Cities and Environments, and represent The Hague as member of the Covenant on Demographic Change; towards an age-friendly Europe.
  • Age-friendly Cities Conference (October 2017): fill in the programme and invite international relations (See results at The conference was very well visited, besides the Dutch audience, people came from places such as Brussels and Antwerp (BE), Manchester, Stockport, London (UK), Oslo (NO), New York (USA), Cork (IE), Basque Country (ES), Frankfurt (DE) and Paris (FR).
  • Preparation of an advice on international relations to the new city executive: Since the local elections in 2018 a new action plan on age-friendly or senior-friendly action policy and measures has to be defined. The municipality assigned AFEdemy to support them with the international relations part of the action plan.
  • Contribute to and disseminate publications of the city. Such as OldGold (BladGoud) (, magazine on 4 years The Hague age-friendly city. And other publications:


To support the Municipality of The Hague in their position as Age-Friendly City

AFE Related Topics

Outdoor spaces and buildings
Social participation
Transport and mobility
Social inclusion and non-discrimination
Civic engagement and employment
Communication and information
Community and health services

Target Audience

Civil servants of the municipality, older people of The Hague and stakeholders


Age friendly city the Hague
Age friendly city the Hague

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