The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic changed Europe and the world within the blink of an eye. It will leave a lasting impact on the way we live and work together and it came at a time when Europe had already been going through a period of profound demographic and societal change.
The Commission’s Demography Report presents the main drivers of demographic change and the impact they are having across Europe. It launches a process that will help identify concrete actions and solutions, mindful of lessons learned from COVID-19, to support people, regions and communities that are most affected and to enable them to adapt to changing realities.
While the report does not make specific reference to the situation and needs of informal carers, the scope of the report and – in particular – the section on health and long-term care nicely set the context for our work on the development of care(r)-friendly policy environments.