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The European voice for informal carers

International Young Carers Conference
Identify, listen and support

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the security of participants and their travel, and the uncertainties that remain for the near future, the organising committee has unanimously decided to postpone the 3rd International Young Carers Conference to June 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.

EUROCARERS is the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, irrespective of their age or the particular health and care need of the person they are caring for.

Our aim is to advance the issue of informal care at both national and EU levels by:

  • RAISING AWARENESS OF THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CARERS to health and social care systems and the economy as a whole, and of the need to safeguard this contribution;
  • ENSURING THAT EU AND NATIONAL POLICIES TAKE ACCOUNT OF CARERS, i.e. promote social inclusion of carers, the development of support services for carers, enable them to remain active in paid employment and maintain a social life.

Eurocarers defines a carer as a person who provides – usually – unpaid care to someone with a chronic illness, disability or other long lasting health or care need, outside a professional or formal framework.

Strong message in open letter from 36 MEPs
#Solidarity36 @AGE_PlatformEU @social_platform @MyEDF @AutismEurope @Youth_Forum @Eurochild_org @ENIL_EU @Eurocarers_info @BIK_youth @EuropeanWomen @EU_Social @EU_Justice

"Many pay a high price for their caregiving in terms of negative health, social & employment outcomes. The #Covid19 crisis is visibly aggravating these effects & has made carers more isolated, vulnerable & invisible than ever before." @Eurocarers_info

#COVID19 - @Eurocarers_info calls for immediate action to support #informalcarers across Europe. Read the press release:

PRESS RELEASE / AGE warmly welcomes the timely wake-up call of @CommissionerHR on the impacts of #COVID19 on long-term care facilities & the lessons to be drawn. We must stop undervaluing the care for older people & address the deep deficits of the sector:

.@WHO guidance on disability during #COVID19. People with #disability may be impacted more significantly by #coronavirus. This can be mitigated if simple actions & protective measures are taken


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