Care and caregiving are complex issues that call for a wide range of policy initiatives and practical support across sectors. Throughout the years, the collaborative efforts of the Eurocarers network have allowed to expand the avenues through which our message is shared. But it is our responsibility to continue documenting every aspect of carers’ lives that deserves attention and, more importantly, to put forth solutions that enhance care systems while recognising the invaluable contributions of carers. A robust foundation in evidence is essential to build enduring policies – this is why the work of our Research Working Group is particularly crucial.
This year, the face-to-face meeting of the Working Group convened in Ancona, Italy, on the 30th November and 1st December 2023. The event was co-hosted by our colleagues from the National Institute of Health and Sciences on Ageing (INRCA) who have largely contributed to its success. Over the two-day programme, participants engaged in discussions on ongoing research, identified existing gaps, explored the potential impacts of AI in the caregiving sector, discussed criteria used by public authorities to support carers, outlined the scope of a future online information/training platform in collaboration with the WHO and the EC, and fostered synergies through social events.
We are pleased to announce that all the background documents and presentations from the meeting are now available on our website: https://eurocarers.org/erwg-meeting-2023/
As always, our secretariat is available to address any questions or comments you may have about this event or our activities in general.