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EUROCARERS is the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, irrespective of the particular age or health need of the person they are caring for. 

Our aim is to advance the issue of informal care at both national and EU levels by:

  • Raising awareness of the significant contribution made by carers to health and social care systems and the economy as a whole, and of the need to safeguard this contribution;
  • Ensuring that EU and national policies take account of carers, i.e. promote social inclusion of carers, the development of support services for carers, enable them to remain active in paid employment and maintain a social life.

Eurocarers defines a carer as a person who provides unpaid care to someone with a chronic illness, disability or other long lasting health or care need, outside a professional or formal framework.

The Eurocarers leaflet is available here.

Latest News

22.09.2016 Juggling family and work - New Policy brief by the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research »

Juggling family and work - New Policy brief by the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and ResearchJuggling family and work – Leaves from work to care informally for frail or sick family members – an international perspective Authors: Andrea E. Schmidt, Michael Fuchs and Ricardo Rodrigues Vienna,…

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06.09.2016 Joint Statement by Eurocarers and other networks on “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance” »

Joint Statement by Eurocarers and other networks on “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance”Eurocarers - in partnership with other European networks- calls on Members of European Parliament to vote yes to strengthen Work-Life balance opportunities for Europe's women and men  On 13th…

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18.07.2016 European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing - Brussels, 5-8 December 2016 »

European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing - Brussels, 5-8 December 2016The European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing will take place from the 5th to the 8th December 2016, in Brussels. The event will look at how digital technology will transform…

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15.07.2016 ICT4Life: an EU funded project with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools »

ICT4Life: an EU funded project with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT toolsICT4Life is a three-year project financed under Horizon2020. It kicked-off in January 2016 with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing…

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11.07.2016 Eurocarers is seeking an external evaluator »

Eurocarers is seeking an external evaluatorEurocarers is seeking an external evaluator Eurocarers is now seeking an external expert to conduct an independent monitoring and evaluation exercise, leading to both a qualitative and quantitative…

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Eurocarers Members

Member organisations can be located on the map by clicking on the markers.

Alternatively, view the Membership List page to see organisations and contact details ordered by country.

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