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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 May 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.

MEPs call for comprehensive EU action on care and caring

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 24nd February 2021 In a meeting of the European Parliament Informal Carers…

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COVID-19 vaccine priority: the irrefutable case for informal carers

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 22nd February 2021 Eurocarers urges EU policy makers to include informal carers…

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Sad news – Passing of Ciara O’Dwyer

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of our dear…

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Eurocarers welcomes the recognition of informal cancer carers in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, and urges for a holistic EU approach to successfully address their needs

Eurocarers welcomes the adoption of the European’s Beating Cancer Plan this 3rd February, in particular…

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DigitalHealthEurope – Webinar: Challenges and best practices for using European funding and exchanging knowledge (February 5)

Digital Health Europe is organising a webinar for public authorities to discuss the challenges and…

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How informal caregivers’ life and care situations changed during the corona-pandemic in Germany

Background The Covid-19 pandemic represents a challenge for informal caregivers, who in many European countries…

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Multi-stakeholders’ actions to support young carers – a Manual

Across Europe, a substantial number of children and young people provide care to a family…

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Norway – first Norwegian strategy for Carers with a Plan of action 2021-2025!

Pårørendealliansen (Norwegian alliance for informal carers) pushed for the need for a Norwegian strategy for…

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Gender inequalities in care and consequences for the labour market

In the scope of the anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the European Institute…

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Eurocarers is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer

About us Eurocarers is the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, irrespective of…

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The gender perspective in the Covid-19 crisis and post-crisis period

On 21 January 2021, the European Parliament issued and important resolution on the gender perspective…

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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.

Ontem reuniu o Grupo de Interesse de Cuidadores Informais do Parlamento Europeu. A conclusão foi unânime: é urgente concretizar uma Estratégia Europeia para os Cuidadores Informais e um plano de ação sobre como “Cuidar dos Cuidadores”.
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https://www.esquerda.net/artigo/cuidadores-europeus-voltam-alertar-para-falta-de-investimento/72976

"FCI are urging Govt not to discriminate against family carers by excluding them from the vaccination priority list, unlike paid care workers who are included. This will leave many family carers with only one option & that is to pursue a legal route." #carerscantwait #VMNews

"Sadly actions speak louder than words and today our government has failed family carers. We need family carers included as a priority group for vaccinations now because carers can’t wait." #carerscantwait https://www.thejournal.ie/family-carers-5363657-Feb2021/

Family carers must be added to the vaccination priority list. Who will care if the family carer gets Covid? And at what cost? Use this #carerscantwait and let's get this trending today. Time and patience are running out and family carers simply can't wait. #carerscantwait

Carers UK and Virgin Media begin ‘ambitious’ partnership to help one million carers https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/carers-uk-and-virgin-media-begin-ambitious-partnership-to-help-one-million-carers.html

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Last Updated on January 25, 2021

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