Aedes co-operates with the government, political parties and special interest groups in order to create the best conditions under which corporations can perform their social task. Aedes’ EU Public affairs office in Brussels focuses on crucial European issues to safeguard and optimize the legal, fiscal and financial conditions for Dutch social housing providers. Main topics in European context are Services of General Economic Interest, , economic governance, , the prevention of energy poverty, and public procurement.
Aedes is an active member of Housing Europe. Housing Europe promotes the interests of social, public and cooperative housing organisations in Europe.
Aedes members are modern real estate organisations and service providers, working independently at their own expense and risk. They supply a broad package of affordable housing services that meet the various needs of their clients. Apart from housing, this includes a wide range of services that add to the liveability of neighborhoods. Aedes works together with its members on living/care arrangements for the elderly and groups with special needs, such as mentally or physically disabled and refugees. Aedes also supports housing associations in city development plans by entering into collaborative relationships with other organisations.
Social housing corporations in The Netherlands
Aedes also represents the interests of its members in their role as employers of 25,000 employees in the Netherlands. As the employer's organisation for the social housing organisations, Aedes negotiates with the trade unions to agree on a collective labour agreements.