Contact Person
First Name: 
Family Name: 
Murillo Corzo
General Manager for Promotion of Personal Autonomy
E-mail address:
Phone number (Numbers only, please include your country international dialling code after the +): 
General Information
Complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in original language: 
Diputación Foral de Bizkaia - Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia
Translation of the complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in English: 
Government of Biscay
Official address of the institution/organisation: 
Gran Vía Don Diego López de Haro
Street, number: 
Post Code: 
Current affiliation
The AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network: 
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy aging: 
The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
An affiliated member of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
The WHO European Healthy Cities Network: 
The signatories of the 2013 Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe: 
Type of organisation
Type of organisation: 
Local authority (e.g. community, municipality, town, city, county) » Full member
Additional information
size of our total population: 
1141442 inhabitants
Percentage of residents above the age of 60: 
28 %
We are already working on: 
Social participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentCommunication and informationCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
We would like to start working on: 
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: 

In order to adapt to an ageing society, the Government of Biscay addresses wide policy areas linked to older people. With regard to the promotion of age-friendly environments, Biscay is fully convinced that making communities age-friendly is one of the most effective local policy approaches for...

If you have already developed a strategy or action plan to make your city or community more age-friendly, please upload it (in original language if not available in English): 
PDF icon Strategic Plan for Older People in Biscay
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 Council for Older People in Biscay is a specific forum for participation and consultation of older people in Biscay, created in 1999. Since then, the Council for Older People has become the base point to evolve from the concept of "doing for" to "doing with" older people in Biscay, a working...

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?: 

The Observatory of Older People in Biscay is a specific technical forum for participation and consultation of older people in Biscay, created in 2009, to monitor and analyse the situation and policies affecting older people. Its strategy since 2013 is based on the measurement of the Active...