Programme - EESC going-local meeting on Roundtable on "The Future of live-in care work in Europe”

Representation of the EC in Germany
Unter den Linden 78, Berlin, Germany

Draft agenda

21 March 2018, 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m.    Registration

09.30 a.m. - 09.40 a.m.    Introduction

  • Barbara Janikowska, Live-in care worker

09:40 a.m. - 09.50 a.m.   Presentation of the EESC opinion "The rights of live in care workers"

  • Adam Rogalewski

09.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.    Panel 1 and debate "The situation of live-in care workers"

  • Moderator: Adam Rogalewski
  • Dr. Sylwia Timm, Fair Mobility DGB, and Dr. Sabine Stadler (Austrian Situation)
  1. What is the situation of live-in care workers?
  2. In what ways are the employment and working conditions and status of the live-in care workforce distinct from the overall social care workforce?

10.50 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.    Coffee break

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.    Panel 2 and debate "The situation of care users and their families"

  • Vladimír Novotný, representative of employers
  1. What is the situation of care users and the families who rely on live-in care arrangements to meet their care needs? What are the challenges in recruiting and retaining live-in care workers?
  2. What support (if any) is available to care recipients when employing live-in care workers? What support is needed or desirable?

11.30 p.m. – 12.50 p.m.    Panel 3 and debate "The future of the social care system"

  • Moderator: Pietro Viettorio Barbieri, representative of the Third Sector
  • Presentation of Prof. Dr. Leiber Simone (comment on the role of Polish-German care agencies)
  1. How common are live-in care arrangements as a sub-sector of care? Is live-in care expected to grow with the increasing demand for care? How can this translate into job creation and economic growth?
  2. Are current care policies at national level adequate to meet the needs of the population? What changes need to be made to strengthen the care sector in the short and long-term?

12.50 p.m. – 01.00 p.m.    Closing remarks: Adam Rogalewski


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