Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Europe

10th November 2014, The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee

AGE Platform Europe

The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee released in June 2014 a joint report on 'Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society’. The report brings together a comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by EU countries in light of Europe’s rapid demographic ageing and suggests innovative solutions to ensure a proactive, fair and sustainable response to these challenges. 

AGE Platform Europe welcomed the report but proposes additional actions to strengthen the joint report implementation, in particular to:

  1. Monitor the impact of cost reduction measures through a human rights, social and health assessment in all Member States
  2. Support the development and monitor the quality of long-term care provision in the EU
  3. Adopt an EU action plan against elder abuse
  4. Involve and support stakeholders’ cooperation at all levels to strengthen the implementation of the solutions proposed in the report

AGE's full response to the joint EC-SPC report is available here

Additional feedbacks on Ireland and the Netherlands country reports are available here.