Date(s) - 03/10/2019
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Eurodiaconia, together with MEP Tomáš Zdechovský (EPP), invites policymakers, care providers and key stakeholders, to discuss challenges and recommendations associated with the investment and the provision of social services in Europe. The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) calls for affordable, high-quality long-term care service and the inclusion of people with disabilities. This call faces major challenges: How can the new European Commission and European Parliament deliver on the EPSR and pave a way forward when by 2080 those aged 65+ will account for almost a third of the population and those aged 80+ will double (Eurostat).
Quality care is essential in providing sustainable services that respect the human rights of users and aim for the highest standards. Eurodiaconia believes that everyone, especially the most disadvantaged, should have access to quality social services. This is why the Erasmus+ supported “Q-Europe” project – led by Slezska diakonie (CZ), partnering with Diaconia Valdese (IT), the University of Trnava (SK) and Eurodiaconia – developed a tool to support LTC managers to assess and improve their work on rights-based service provision.
Quality does not come without investment; therefore, the event brings together stakeholders to discuss challenges and offer recommendations for well-financed, high-quality, and sustainable service provision. The “Q-Europe” project can contribute to finding a solution for smart investment in services on a European and local level. You will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about political developments on a European level and innovative tools for the national level.