Annual report 2021
The period 2021-2022 has been a period of reflection and rejuvenation, following the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are not entirely out of the woods yet, the last two years have led the general public to realise that care and caring are among the binding forces of cohesive, inclusive and sustainable societies. As with any good crisis, the pandemic has been useful to test our resilience, to identify our weaknesses and – hopefully – to build back better and stronger. In this context, I am pleased to report that, since 2020, our message on the many challenges faced by informal carers has drawn more attention and interest than ever from decision makers and stakeholders across Europe.