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Opinion
In voorbereiding (updated on 02/02/2023)
Referentie: 
SOC/761-EESC
Zitting: 
581 -
Sep 20, 2023 Sep 21, 2023
Opinion
Goedgekeurd on 25/01/2023
Referentie: 
SOC/741-EESC-2022
Zitting: 
575 -
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 25, 2023

The EESC proposes to launch a European Care Guarantee, which would ensure life-long access to affordable quality healthcare and care services for everyone living in the EU. It also underlines the importance of supporting families in their fundamental role as caregivers and asks for adopting specific measures to tackle Gender equality, namely addressing gender stereotypes, attracting more men in the sector and ensure better distribution of care within households.

In addition, the Committee highlights the need for a life cycle approach promoting healthy and active ageing and calls for the development of a European Strategy for Older Persons.

advies EESC: The European Care strategy

Opinion
Goedgekeurd on 14/12/2022
Referentie: 
SOC/743-EESC-2022
Zitting: 
574 -
Dec 14, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

This Opinion welcomes the Commission's ambition to reduce the incidence of cancer, and its specific efforts to minimise exposure to asbestos at work. It recommends that the technical limit value for asbestos exposure under the Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work should ultimately be set at a lower level than the Commission is currently proposing. This Opinion also suggests that roadmap of complementary measures over and above the Commission's proposals should be drawn up in order to achieve that objective. It calls on the EU and its Member States to actively promote an international ban on the use of asbestos and protection for workers dealing with existing asbestos during activities such as renovation, demolition and waste management.

advies EESC: Protection from exposure to asbestos at work

Opinion
Goedgekeurd on 26/10/2022
Referentie: 
SOC/730-EESC-2022
Zitting: 
573 -
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

This opinion draws attention to  the needs of family members taking care of older, chronic ill or disabled relatives. Informal carers, as they are called, represented by a majority of women, work for free, and are more vulnerable to falling into poverty. The opinion calls for public policies in this field and a recognition of their important societal role.

advies EESC: The role of family members caring for people with disabilities and older persons: the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic

Opinion
Goedgekeurd on 26/10/2022
Referentie: 
SOC/729-EESC-2022
Zitting: 
573 -
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

Rare diseases are often chronic and sometimes disabling diseases affecting an estimated 25/30 million European citizens. Even more people are affected as care taker or family. Patients and relatives face difficulties in access to diagnosis, treatment or care and in their inclusion to society and labour market. In this opinion, the EESC presents its  recommendations on how to improve social protection for these patients and raise awareness on their situation and needs.

advies EESC: Ensuring strong European solidarity for rare disease patients

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