Towards a European Care Strategy


The EPP Group of the European Parliament invites you to a virtual event to discuss how to reform and improve the care sector for those who give and receive care.

Care for children, older persons, persons with a disability or long-term illness, as well as their formal and informal carers, will be addressed. The event will also examine the opportunity to harness EU funds to improve care services and infrastructure, and the opportunity for citizens to avail of growing care sector jobs, while promoting gender equality in the sector.

In July 2021, the EPP Group launched their position paper. and in September 2021, the Commission President issued a commitment that the Commission would come forward with a new European Care Strategy.

As Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica is commencing work in this area, it is a crucial time to gauge the temperature on the key elements that need to be addressed by the Strategy.

Featured speakers

  • Frances Fitzgerald MEP, Vice-Chair of the EPP Group and Coordinator of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee
  • Dennis Radtke MEP, EPP Group Coordinator of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee
  • Colin Scicluna, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Dubravka Šuica, European Commission
  • Stecy Yghemonos, Director Eurocarers
  • Moderated by: Karen Coleman, Irish journalist and experienced moderator covering European Affairs

Link to register

Event webpage

Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 - 14:30 to 15:15
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