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.
On 28 January 2015, AGE Platform Europe and Eurocarers hosted a breakfast meeting on “The future of health and social care: Towards a new care pathway for Europe’s ageing societies.
The European Parliament’s Interest Group on Carers, coordinated by Eurocarers, met on the 4th February 2015 in Brussels to discuss how the EU could support action towards the social inclusion of…
2015 is a significant year for Scotland’s 953,000 unpaid carers. After 10 years of campaigning carers have been promised new rights through the Carers Bill, which will be introduced to parliament…
Here we are with the fourth and last issue of 2014 of EuCaNews, the Newsletter of EUROCARERS (or EuCa), the European Association Working for Carers!
Euca Newsletter Issue n. 14 - December…
On 15th October 2014, the first formal meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Carers in the new Parliament has taken place.
The main aim has been to discuss the Social Protection Committee…