Civil Society Organisations call for stronger action on long-term care


On 8 April, a group of 16 civil society organisations issued a joint call, urging the EU to take further action to implement the 2022 Council Recommendation on access to affordable high-quality long-term care. The call was issued to coincide with the Belgian Presidency’s organisation of a high-level conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights on 15-16 April. As part of this, the organisations call on the European Union to set up a European Long-Term Care Platform under the next legislature as part of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. 

This Platform would gather national coordinators on long-term care, national and EU-level civil society organisations representing and supporting persons in need of care and their families, and service providers, as well as social partners. The call envisages that an enhanced formal dialogue with civil society and social partners should also monitor investments in long-term care, as well as acting as a key channel for sharing of information about the European monitoring and evaluating procedures regarding national measures on long-term care The full call is available at: