Hybrid public hearing on “The European Care Strategy: challenges and the way forward"

Hybrid event via Interactio online platform and in the conference room JDE 62 at the EESC on Wednesday, 7 December 2022 from 14:30 to 17:30.

14:00 - 14:30 | Testing connection for speakers

14:30 - 14:50 | Opening session

Moderator:  Kinga Jóo, Rapporteur of the opinion SOC/741 - The European Care strategy, EESC

  • Christa Schweng, President of the EESC (video message)
  • Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Director for Social Rights and Inclusion - DG EMPL, European Commission (keynote speech)

14:50 - 16:05 | First panel – European Care Strategy: how to tackle its major challenges?

Moderator: Milena Angelova, EESC member

16:05 - 16:15 | Break

16:15 - 17:15 | Second panel – The potential of fostering healthy ageing and prevention

Moderator: Ivan Kokalov, EESC Member

17:15 - 17:30 | Closing session

  • Zuzana Freitas Lopesová, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Laurenţiu Plosceanu, President, Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), European Economic and Social Committee (closing remarks)

Interpretation requested from Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Italian and Spanish into English, Italian and Spanish.