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October 2018
 
Social investment in long-term care
Conference 30/10/2018 – Brussels
 
How can the EU deliver affordable long-term care of good quality as its working-age population shrinks and the share of those of retirement age expands? The SPRINT consortium is inviting policy makers, researchers, care providers and other key stakeholders to discuss the challenges associated with the application of the concept of social investment to the provision and resourcing of long-term care.
 
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Challenges in long-term care in Europe. A study of national policies
Slavina Spasova, Rita Baeten, Stéphanie Coster, Dalila Ghailani, Ramón Peña-Casas and Bart Vanhercke
 
This new European Social Policy Network (ESPN) Synthesis report describes the national long-term care provisions in 35 European countries, with a focus on arrangements for the elderly. It analyses the four main challenges common to all countries: access and adequacy of long-term care provision, quality of formal home care as well as residential services, employment of informal carers and financial sustainability of national systems. The report makes a series of recommendations to help overcome these challenges.
 
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Public service trade unions - Effective intervention in the European Semester
Conference
 
This conference organised by the European Public Service Union (EPSU) discussed the impact of the European Semester on public services and assessed the role (if any) of national public service trade unions in France, Ireland, Italy, Denmark and Latvia in the process at national and European level.
 
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