The Belgian Ageing Studies project (BAS) was developed by researchers at the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and University College Ghent (Hogeschool Gent). Established in the early 2000s, the BAS team engages in the scientific study of the social aspects of ageing.

The aim of the research programme of the Belgian Ageing Studies is to:

  1. Provide an instrument to measure the living conditions and quality of life of older people in Belgian municipalities.
  2. Promote evidence-based policy at the local level by providing input and mobilizing knowledge for planning and inclusive policy programmes.
  3. Support the process of creating age-friendly communities.
  4. Examine trends in particular municipalities by conducting follow-up studies.

Last update – 28/02/2017