Euskadi Lagunkoia

Based on the Age-Friendly Environments Programme initiative promoted by the World Health Organization, Euskadi Langunkoia –Age-friendly Basque Country - is a cross-cutting initiative that engages citizens, the public and private sectors to create supportive and enabling environments for older people

Euskadi Langunkoia works with a number of communities across the Basque Country to develop a network of age-friendly communities and facilitate the exchange of good practice between them.

Euskadi Lagunkoia was launched in 2012 by the Department of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Country with the support of Matia Institute.


  • Tapping the potential of seniors in villages and cities as welfare generators.
  • Promoting community participation processes.
  • Creating a Network of friendly initiatives in the Basque Country.
  • Facilitating the introduction of changes in the environments.