Eurodiaconia members strive to provide quality services and we have been actively engaged in the EU debate on social services since 2005. Eurodiaconia has a focus on the provision of quality services and works to ensure that not-for-profit social and health care providers operate in a supportive environment, where their importance is recognised. We monitor the impact of EU legislation and how it is implemented on the provision of social services in Europe, in particular the impact of EU State Aid and Public Procurement rules, which regulate how contracting authorities can finance social services. With the EU facing rising demand for social and health services, pressures on funding of services and changing public expectations of services, Eurodiaconia will continue to work to encourage cooperation between our members, exchanging best practice and experience to improve the provision and delivery of social and health care services across Europe. To learn more about healthy ageing and elderly care work in Eurodiaconia, please contact our Policy and Membership Development Officer Kewan Mildred at