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 implemented for the second year the EPR-EPSR Day.
Alicia Gómez Campos