Our vision is an age-friendly society where everyone can fully engage in active ageing.
The International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-BR) is an independent think tank created in 2012 and situated in Rio de Janeiro. Our mission is to propose ideas and guidance for policies addressing population ageing based on international research and practice with a view to advance Active Ageing. We do this through knowledge development and exchange, recommendation of evidence-based policies, social mobilization and international networking with a focus on Brazil and the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The ILC-BR is a member of the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres, an international consortium with member organizations in now 17 countries. The Global Secretariat is located in the United States. Our President, Dr. Alexandre Kalache, was elected as Co-President of the Global Alliance in October 2014, together with Baroness Sally Greengross, President of the International Longevity Centre UK.
Our offices are situated in the Centre for Study and Research on Ageing (Centro de Estudo e Pesquisa do Envelhecimento – CEPE), a branch of the Vital Brazil Institute (Instituto Vital Brazil – IVB). The goal of CEPE is to promote healthy ageing through public discussion and professional training. Both ILC-BR and CEPE are supported by the Secretariat of Health of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
- Gender and ageing was the theme of the 2nd International Longevity Forum which brought together more than 30 experts to debate and provide recommendations, expressed in the “Gender and Ageing Charter”…
- To advance the debate on a global culture of care, two connected international forums were held in Brazil in October 2013…
- In 2011, there were 24 million older Brazilians. This is equivalent to 12% of the total population of almost 200 million Brazilians…