Postponed: From disability rights towards a rights-based approach to long-term care in Europe

Comparing rights-based policies for older people in Europe


MEP Milan Brglez, S&D Group

Kai Leichsenring, Executive Director, European Centre 

Katarina Ivankovic Knezevic, Director for Social Affairs, European Commission

Kristoffer Lundberg, Deputy Director, Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

MEP Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, EPP Group

Marie-Dominique Parent, Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe 

Magdi Birtha, Researcher, European Centre 


The European Centre has recently published a report ‘Towards a rights-based approach in long-term care: Building an index of rights-based policies for older people in Europe’, which presents the findings of the Rights of Older People Index (ROPI) and the Scoreboard on Outcome Indicators, as well as policy recommendations for twelve EU Member States. The European Centre, together with AGE Platform Europe had planned an event in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Milan Brglez (S&D Group), to demonstrate why a human rights-based approach is needed in long-term care policies across the EU. At this event, we aimed to discuss with different stakeholders, which practical tools could help in the development and assessment of policies to respond best to the social, economic and political challenges of an ageing population.

Due to the restrictive measures related to COVID-19, our event had to be cancelled. We will look for another date once the situation is appropriate and will hold the event later this year in the European Parliament.

We sincerely hope to see you and discuss this important topic with you in the very near future!  Until then, you may find our report available here.