The Flemish Council of the Elderly is the official advisory body for the Flemish elderly policy. The organization is a pluralistic and representative platform of organisations of older people.
With the aim to strengthen the political participation of older people and to create age-friendly environments in which everyone can enjoy active ageing, the Flemish Council of the Elderly voices the needs, concerns and proposals of older people with regard to Flemish policies and issues concerning older people.
The organization also informs older people about relevant elderly policy, influences public awareness on issues related to older people and supports research in the field of ageing.
The Flemish Council of the Elderly also organizes trainings, study events, … for older volunteers who participate in the municipal advisory bodies of older people at local level.