Please note: due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the visit is currently postponed. Updates will be published when available and circulated to members.
The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) is a key social initiative launched by the European Commission in November 2017 aimed at improving the promotion and protection of social rights of EU residents.
It is structured in 20 principles divided in three categories, referring to equal opportunities and access to labour market, fair working conditions and social protection and inclusion.
The 20 principles include Long-term care:
“Everyone has the right to affordable long-term care services of good quality, in particular home-care and community-based services”
Services play a key role in the success of the Pillar. Many of those principles directly relate to the delivery of services, employment, education and rights of persons with disabilities. Affordable, quality, accessible and available services are needed for the rights to become a reality in practice but also, service providers have a protagonist role ensuring these social rights are met for people in the EU.
To showcase the work EPR Members do that links to those principles, to learn from each other’s good practices, to discuss the challenges and potential solutions in those fields, including the role of government, funders and the EU, EPR implements for the second year the EPR-EPSR Day.
The Day will include a study visit of the host, a lunch between the visitor/s and a group from the host and a meeting where the EPR team member will explain the EPSR, followed by presentations on quality services in a field related to an EPSR principle, including a presentation from the visiting organisation, followed by a discussion. The meeting with the presentations and discussions will be moderated by the EPR secretariat. As an outcome of the day, EPR Members will have improved their connections and learnt from each other and key recommendations for policy makers will be drawn.
Full programme below.
To join the visit, contact Roberto Zanon (firstname.lastname@example.org).