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Launch of the EU Care Strategy – Webinar on Stakeholders’ Initial Reactions

In response to the launch of the new EU Care Strategy, EASPD, AGE Platform Europe, EDF, EPSU, COFACE Families Europe, the Social Employers and Social Services Europe invite you to our online webinar to discuss initial reactions to the initiative.

Interpretation in English, French and Sign Language as well as real-time captioning will be made available during the webinar.

The European Commission will launch the new EU Care Strategy on the 7th of September.

The organisers hope this EU Care Strategy will help to shape social care policy around Europe in the years to come in areas such as:

  • Availability, accessibility, and affordability of care services
  • Attractiveness of jobs in social care, improving both pay and working conditions, as well as providing for continuous professional development and career paths
  • Transition to home care and community-based services in line with human rights approaches to care provision
  • Adequate and sustainable funding of social care services
  • Tackling of gender stereotypes and inequalities linked to social care
  • Further support to informal and family carers

In response to the launch, EASPD, AGE Platform Europe, EDF, EPSU, COFACE Families Europe, the Social Employers and Social Services Europe invite you to an online webinar on the 9th of September at 11H00. This will be the chance to learn more about the new EU Care Strategy and discuss initial reactions to the initiative.  

Register here 

 

Draft Agenda

Time

Session

11h00 - 11h10

Welcoming Remarks

  • Representative of AGE Platform

Event moderated by Thomas Bignal, Head of Policy, EASPD

11h10 - 11h25

Presentation of EU Care Strategy

  • Representative of the European Commission (tbc)
 
11h25 - 11h40

Reactions by MEPs (rapporteurs of the Report towards a Common European Action on Care)

  • Milan Brglez
  • Sirpa Pietikainen
 

11h40 - 11h50

Reaction by Czech Presidency

11h50 - 12h20

Stakeholder's Initial Remarks

  • Representative of AGE Platform Europe
  • Representative of European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Representative of EASPD
  • Representative of European Public Service Union (EPSU)
  • Representative of COFACE Families Europe
  • Representative of Federation of European Social Employers
  • Representative of Social Services Europe (SSE)
 
12h20 - 12h50

Q&A with participants

12h50 - 13h00

Concluding Remarks

  • Representative of EPSU