European Economic and Social Committee publishes opinion on European Care Strategy


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published an opinion on the recently adopted European Care Strategy. In its opinion the EESC welcomes the European Care Strategy proposals for EU- and national-level actions to strengthen care in Europe, supporting both care receivers and care providers. In particular, it welcomes the in identifying weaknesses, bottlenecks and problem areas. However, the opinion also calls for further action to be taken including proposing a European Care Guarantee, to ensure life-long access to affordable quality healthcare and care services for everyone living in the EU. In addition, it calls for specific measures to be adopted to tackle gender equality, including addressing gender stereotypes, attracting more men in the sector and better distribution of care responsibilities within households. In addition, the EESC highlights the need for a life-cycle approach promoting healthy and active ageing, as well as the development of a European Strategy for Older Persons. The full opinion of the EESC can be found at: