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EEG urges the EU to prioritise social inclusion in its COVID-19 Recovery.

The structure of the new tool to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) – seems to suggest that social inclusion and protection will remain largely overlooked in the adapted European Semester. This would be an irremissible oversight to the detriment of adults and children that are already most susceptible to social exclusion.
The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care urgently calls for the European Union and its Member States to include targets and safeguards for investments in social inclusion and community-based care and support in the RRF.

Read the full statement here.
 

What is the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG)?

The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) is a broad coalition gathering stakeholders representing people with care or support needs and their families, including children, people with disabilities, homeless people, people experiencing mental health problems; as well as service providers, public authorities and intergovernmental organisations.