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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.

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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.

Very pleased to be able to talk about #carers & #caring as chair of @CarersUK on this #SDGActionZone with @FightPoverty for UN General Assembly Week. Was also able to emphasise international links to @IACO_Carers & @Eurocarers_info Webinar broadcast next week https://twitter.com/SDGaction/status/1306707952921989120

Registration is now open for our joint online conference on older people’s rights & digitalisation together with the German Ministry (@BMFSFJ), @EU2020DE & our German member organisation BAGSO. More info & agenda: https://www.age-platform.eu/event/strengthening-older-people%E2%80%99s-rights-times-digitalisation-%E2%80%93-lessons-learned-covid-19

New opportunities for disabled people to work from home must not be lost when the coronavirus pandemic is over, campaigners have said.

This is feedback we are getting from many working #carers as well!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54194096

“Young carers are like everyone else but with different pressures. They don’t need pity. They need practical support.”

Thupayal Hussain on his experience caring for his mum, and why #youngcarers need support 👇https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/18/thupayal-hussain-young-carer-doing-things-no-15-year-old-boy-should-do?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

O Στέλιος Κυμπουρόπουλος για τον σημαντικό ρόλο των φροντιστών https://youtu.be/demClEcOFQo @Eurocarers_info @rpochet54 @Kympouropoulos

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Eurocarers is involved in the following projects

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