European Parliament Interest Group on Carers Past Events
Meeting of the European Parliament Informal Carers Interest Group "Young carers – challenges and solutions"
Date: 6 March 2018, from 11:00 to 13:00
Venue: European Parliament
While the general issue of informal care seems to be (slowly but increasingly) recognised by policy makers, young carers do not yet feature on national or European policy agendas. Fortunately, in recent years, this forgotten group has been addressed by some national and European studies, highlighting their situation and needs.
The aim of the upcoming Interest Group meeting will therefore be to:
• Highlight the situation of young carers,
• Underline their needs and challenges,
• Come forward with recommendations on how to address these needs,
• Explore possibilities for EU level action to ensure policy attention for young carers across the board.
The programme of this event is available here.
A report of this interest group meeting is available here.
A press release entitled "The EP Informal Carers Interest Group calls for action to support young carers" was circulated following the meeting. To access the document, please click here.
Meeting of the European Parliament Informal Carers Interest Group "Looking back and looking ahead: celebrating its 10th anniversary"
Date: 7 November 2017, from 18:00 to 20:00