Future care needs care now!

ILC 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 the elderly should be promoted while vulnerability and dependency are postponed as long as possible. Also it is important to remain active as an employee, volunteer or entrepreneur without being discriminated because of age.

ILC-NL is a member of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance, an international federation of centers for active and healthy aging. Visit www.ilc-alliance.org for more information. ILC-NL is supported by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Vereniging Aegon.

About us

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ILC Netherlands is a charitable institution which aims to put aging high on the social and political agenda. ILC Netherlands is supported by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Vereniging Aegon, and is a member of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance, an international federation of centers for active and healthy aging.
ILC Netherlands complies with the requirements of the tax service. Gifts of donors and companies are therefor tax deductible and we do not pay taxes on donations and legacies.

– Statutes (Dutch)
– Activity report 2017-2019 (English)
Financial statements 2018 (Dutch)
– Policy plan 2019 (English)
– Beloningsbeleid (Dutch)


Prof. Tineke A. Abma (1964)


Since 1 December 2019, Professor Tineke A. Abma is President of Leyden Academy of Vitality and Ageing and of ILC the Netherlands. For over twenty-five years, she has been researching themes closely related to ageing, such as patient and citizen participation, long-term care, ethics and diversity. Taking the perspective of older individuals as a starting point and respecting and valuing the differences between people, is her personal motivation and also a key characteristic in the research and activities.

Ir. Maarten C. van Veen (1935)


Until 2008, Maarten van Veen was chairman of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. In addition to this, he sat on several boards of companies like ABN-AMRO Holding, Imtech, AKZO Nobel, Corus and the Advisory Committee Programme Economy, Ecology and Technology. He was also member of the board of directors of the Rijn-Schelde Verolme Group, Estel plc and Corus.



Yvonne Schinkel-Koemans (1972)


In December 2009 Yvonne joined the ILC Netherlands and the Leyden Academy team. As a communications officer, she is involved in media requests, printed matter (including the compilation of the annual report), social media and the website. Furthermore, Yvonne provides communication support in various activities and projects.


Labour, income and participation

In this theme we focus on developments regarding employment, income and participation for the elderly. The developments within this theme and associated issues are important for the ageing Dutch society. A big part of the current generation of 60+ is still employed or involved in voluntary activities; not only motivated by financial benefits but also because they want to provide a meaningful contribution to society. The retirement age, for both employees and self-employed persons, is still rising. This has consequences for people, business and society. Relevant questions in this context are:
•    What are the barriers in this process attributing to society?
•    Who can facilitate this process, and how?
•    What are the success factors and barriers?

Awareness, information and communication

The objective concerning the theme awareness, information and communication falls within the mission and objective of ILC-Netherlands. More particular:
•    Promote the societal and individual awareness of the ageing of society and its impact on collective and individual level.
•    Encourage individuals, organizations and political bodies to debate on ageing issues and to put related issues on the political agenda.
•    Provide information about ageing themes.
•    Promote civil debate by organizing conferences and publicize.

Housing, care and welfare

The mission of the theme housing, care and welfare is to stimulate healthy and active ageing (longevity). Many elderly people want, even when they are vulnerable, be responsible for and make their own decisions on their (quality of) life. Initiatives have arisen in which the elderly (jointly) organise housing, care and welfare themselves, to meet their needs. ILC-NL involved in the development of such initiatives and encourages a more prominent place of self-organizations on the social agenda and in the debate on future elderly care.

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