The Government Council for Older Persons and Population Ageing (hereinafter „the Council“) was established on March 22, 2006 by Government resolution No. 1482 on implementation of the National Programme of Preparation for Ageing for the period 2003 - 2007.
The Council is a permanent advisory body to the Government of the Czech Republic on issues related to ageing and older persons.
The Council’s mission is to promote conditions for healthy and active ageing, dignity in old age, and active participation of older persons in economic and social development in the context of demographic ageing. It aims to ensure equal rights for older persons in all areas of life, to protect their human rights and support development of intergenerational relationships in family and society.
The Council meets at least three times a year. The Chairperson of the Council is the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. The secretariat of the Council is a part of the organizational structure of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic.