Hybrid Public Hearing - Towards a new care model for the elderly: learning from the Covid-19 pandemic 

27 October 2021 – 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Interactio and Room VMA 3, EESC

Draft Agenda

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Testing connections

09.30 a.m. - 09.35 a.m. | Introduction

  • Milena Angelova, President of the study group

09.35 a.m. - 09.45 a.m. | Presentation of the opinion

  • Miguel Ángel Cabra de Luna, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion

09.45 a.m. - 11.10 a.m. | Panel 1: A view on existing  care models in the EU

(Break for the interpreters: 15 minutes)

Moderator: Marie Zvolská, member of the study group

  • Dana Bachman, Head of Unit for Social Protection, DG Employment, European Commission
  • Teja Hammar, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), care model in Finland
  • Nerea Dirindin, Professor, University of Torino, care model in Italy
  • Dirk Jarre, President of EURAG, European Federation of Older People, care model in Germany
  • Matej Lejsal, Union for Employers‘ Associations, Czech Republic

Questions & Answers

11.10 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. | Break

11.20 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. | Panel 2: Person-centred care for the elderly: Civil society perspective

Moderator: Nicoletta Merlo, member of the Study Group

  • Maciej Kucharczyk, Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe
  • Aude Boisseuil and Aurélie Decker, General Delegate and Director, European Federation for Family Employment & Home Care (EFFE) and European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI)
  • José Manuel Ramírez, Director, Asociación de Directores y Gerentes de Servicios Sociales Españoles
  • Nathalie Canieux, French Economic and Social Council
  • Michaël De Gols, Director of the Union of Enterprises for Social Profit ASBL (UNISOC)
  • Tuscany Bell, European Public Service Union (EPSU)
  • Representative, SME United (name tbc)
  • Jelena Milos, Project Coordinator, UNI Global Union

Questions & Answers

12.45 p.m. - 12.55 a.m. | Conclusions

  • Miguel Ángel Cabra de Luna, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion

12.55 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Milena Angelova, President of the study group

Participants can speak EN-FR-ES-BG-IT and listen EN-FR-ES-BG-IT