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The European voice for informal carers

The Final dissemination event of the EDY-CARE Project (Innovative School Education Methodologies and Tools for Guaranteeing Social Inclusion of Young Carers) took place on 19th February 2020 from 09:00 to 12:30, at Palais des Académies, rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels.

The event was an opportunity to reflect on the impact of caring responsibilities on education and social inclusion of young carers.

The meeting started with young carers sharing their educational experience (the challenges they had to face, what helped/could have helped them). Then, the project partners presented the innovative activities they have implemented in their countries (Sweden, Slovenia, Italy and Portugal) to support young carers at school. The programme then moved to a presentation of good practices from other European countries (namely the Young carers in school programme, by Carers Trust, UK). The last session aimed to be a broader reflection on concrete measures that different stakeholders can put in place to enable young carers to reach their goals in life and thrive.

The event was attended by young carers, school professionals, service providers, policymakers, representatives from carers organisations, at regional, national and European level.

The event provided participants with a better understanding of the challenges faced by young carers in school, but, most of all, empowered them with concrete tools they can adopt to improve the quality of life of young carers.

The agenda is available here: Edy-Care final event agenda

News brief available in here: Edy-Care Final Conference

Eurocarers will cover the travel and accommodation costs to the members of the national EdyCare project delegates (max. 4 per partner) on a first come first served basis within the limits of our budget. We will get back to you once we receive your registration to let you know whether it will be possible to cover your expenses, and then confirm your participation.

You are expected to take care of your own flight/train arrangements. Should you however have a problem in anticipating the money, please contact us for advance payment. As always, travel costs must not exceed the most reasonable rates available on the market and journeys must be carried out by the most direct and economic route.

The Secretariat has made a preliminary reservation for accommodation of the event participants in Aqua hotel Brussels. Please indicate on the event registration form whether you need us to reserve your accommodation, and we will get back to you for further details.

You can claim your expenses directly after the purchase or after the event depending on your convenience. Please use the document below to claim your expenses. Note that your filled in and signed claim as well as original receipts and boarding passes need to be sent to Eurocarers Secretariat by regular mail (address can be found in the form). For any questions on the expenses, please contact Riika Lempiäinen at

Expense claim

Last Updated on March 3, 2020

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