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  • Adopted on 24/10/2007
    Reference
    SOC/279-EESC-2007-01-01-1465
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    439
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  • Adopted on 14/03/2007
    Reference
    ECO/186-EESC-2007-01-01-405
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    434
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  • Adopted on 16/12/2004
    Reference
    SOC/174-EESC-2004-01-01-1655
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    France
    Plenary session number
    413
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  • Adopted on 28/10/2004
    Reference
    SOC/181-EESC-2004-01-01-1447
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    412
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  • Adopted on 15/09/2004
    Reference
    INT/230-EESC-2004-1206
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    411
    -
  • Some 42% of Europe's older population report that age discrimination is prevalent in their country, with ageism peaking in the workplace. As the proportion of people over 65 is set to steadily rise in the coming decades, the EU is in dire need of a comprehensive strategy which will allow for a fundamental change, both in policies and in society's perception of older people

  • Reference number
    29/2023

    In a plenary debate with Commission Vice President Dubravka Šuica, the EESC asked the Commission to present a new strategy for older persons before the end of the current mandate

  • Europe's care sector will be barely capable of responding to the growing care demands of its ageing population. It is in dire need of major investments and a shift in policy-making, which should ensure that care workers are properly paid, have regulated working hours and receive adequate support. To achieve this, EU action will not be enough, and political will at national level will be crucial, an EESC hearing said.

     

  • The EESC firmly believes that a care model for dependent older people with long-term care needs should be mainstreamed into EU policymaking, given that the proportion of the population aged over 80 is expected to more than double by 2050. The pandemic revealed failures and shortcomings in this area, which must be addressed fast. The Commission's initiative to establish a new European Care Strategy is a step in this direction, but consultative institutions and European civil society organisations representing older people have to have a say.

  • Hearing live-in care Poland
    Reference number
    Reference number: 32/2018

    The EESC held the fourth of its Going Local meetings on the live-in care sector in the EU, this time in Poland. The country provides much of the sector's workforce in western EU Member States, but has itself started to face a serious shortage of qualified carers in recent years