European policy options for long-term care

Supporting a possible EU initiative on long-term care

LTC_EU_CEPS

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Kai Leichsenring

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Kai Leichsenring, Selma Kadi, Stefania Ilinca

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

EFTHEIA, Belgium

BACKGROUND

Long-term care (LTC) has gained considerable momentum in European policy-making over the past decade. At the same time, challenges related to access, quality of LTC and the LTC workforce (formal or informal care) have increased in importance. The COVID-crisis and its dramatic consequences have only exacerbated these issues. The European institutions often remind the Member States of the need to increase the cost-effectiveness of LTC systems but have recently also underlined the social rights of citizens regarding access to quality LTC.

AIMS

The overarching purpose of this Study will be to help design a potential future proposal on an initiative of LTC. To attain that goal, the Study has two key objectives:

  • The Study should fill knowledge and analytical gaps in the area of LTC in order to support the identification of policy relevant problems.
  • The Study should support the design of a future initiative on access and quality of LTC, as well as how to better support informal carers by developing options and assessing their impacts.

METHODS

Desk research, literature review, expert interviews, modelling scenarios and impact analysis

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

  • Inception report (2/2021)
  • Interim report (4/2021)
  • Draft final report (8/2021)

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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FUNDED BY

European Commission, DG Employment, Framework Contract VT/2016/027 for the provision of services related to the implementation of the better regulation guidelines

PROJECT DURATION

2021/02 – 2021/10