Alain

Contact Person
Title: 
Mr.
First Name: 
Alain
Family Name: 
COURTOIS
Position: 
Council member
E-mail address: 
cabinet.a.courtois@brucity.be
Phone number (Numbers only, please include your country international dialling code after the +): 
+32 2 279 47 51
General Information
Complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in original language: 
Ville de Bruxelles
Translation of the complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in English: 
City of brussels
Official address of the institution/organisation: 
1000 Bruxelles
Street, number: 
Grand-Place 1
compl. Address: 
Hôtel de Ville - Grand-Place 1 - 1000 Bruxelles
Post Code: 
1000
City: 
Brussels
Country: 
BelgiumVille de Burxelles
Current affiliation
The AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network: 
Yes
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy aging: 
No
The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
Yes
The WHO European Healthy Cities Network: 
No
The signatories of the 2013 Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe: 
Yes
Type of organisation
Type of organisation: 
Local authority (e.g. community, municipality, town, city, county) » Full member
Additional information
size of our total population: 
176891 inhabitants
Percentage of residents above the age of 60: 
15 %
We are already working on: 
HousingSocial participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentCommunity support and health services
We would like to start working on: 
TransportationCommunication and informationCommunity support and health services
Building on the previous information, please provide a brief summary (250-300 words) of your city or community's policies, programmes and services targeted at older people and how you are planning to make your community more age-friendly. If your application is successful, this summary will be published on the Covenant's website: 

• Housing : construction of 102 housing units between 2016 and 2019. This housing program is especially designed to address the needs of senior and reduced mobility people (participative projects, concierge service, creation of supportive and family-like environments through community rooms, etc...

Engagement of older people: how are you engaging and involving older people in the process of becoming a more age-friendly city or community? (E.g. Seniors Council, focus group, open consultation, etc.): 

The desire to develop a cross-disciplinary policy along 8 different fields of older people daily life (as formulated by the WHO) is reflected in the various consultations conducted within the local population and field associations.
In 2009, the “Vrije Universiteit Brussel” carried out an...

Cross-sectoral collaboration: What mechanisms have you/are you planning to put in place to facilitate collaborative planning and implementation between different departments of the local administration and across sectors?: 

A common reflection took place between March and June 2015. This reflection brought together different departments of the City of Brussels, the Police, the voluntary sector and the Public Social Welfare Service in order to inventory the specific needs of older people and long-term actions in...