BAGSO – The voice of older people in Germany

BAGSO, the German National Association of Senior Citizens' Organisations, represents the interests of older generations in Germany. It stands up for active, self-determined and healthy ageing in social security. In a colourful and diverse society BAGSO promotes a differentiated image of old age. This includes both, the various opportunities arising of longer lives as well as times of vulnerability and the need for care.

BAGSO is an umbrella organisation of about 120 civil society organisations that are run by or work for older people. As such, it calls on politicians, society and businesses to offer conditions that allow for a good and dignified life in older age. In important policy areas, BAGSO puts themes on the political agenda that are relevant for healthy and active ageing. In statements and position papers, BAGSO identifies requirements for good quality of life in older age and provides recommendations for political action at federal, state and municipal level.


  • Mann fährt zwei ältere Menschen in eine Rikschar spazieren.


    BAGSO works on a variety of themes with the aim of improving quality of life of older people.

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  • Zwei Frauen bei einem Spaziergang. Sie lachen herzhaft.


    With innovative projects BAGSO opens new avenues for an active, self-determined and healthy ageing.

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  • Events

    BAGSO’s Secretariat for International Policy on Ageing organises events for international audiences.

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