International Longevity Centre the Netherlands (ILC-NL) is an independent movement of people who aim to put aging high on the social and political agenda. The goal is to activate people in thinking about active and healthy aging in an early stage by organizing debates, media attention, and sharing experiences and expertise, both nationally and internationally.

ILC-NL is committed to the independence state of being of the elderly, requiring tailored conditions, skills and a good living environment. The vitality of older persons should be promoted while vulnerability and dependency are postponed as long as possible. It is important to remain active as an employee, volunteer or entrepreneur without being discriminated because of age.

ILC-NL is represented by Leyden Academy and is a member of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance, an international federation of centers for active and healthy aging. The ILC Global Alliance currently includes centres in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States. These centers work both autonomously and collaboratively to study how greater life expectancy and increased proportions of older people impact on nations around the world. Visit for more information.

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