COVID19 and long-term care: Social Affairs + Civil liberties committees hold a joint hearing


On 28th January 2021, the EP Committees for Employment and Social Affairs as well as for Civil Liberties, Home Affairs organised a hearing on the “Consequences and lessons from the COVID-19 crisis for people living in residential institutions: a social and human rights perspective” in presence of Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Šuica, and Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli. AGE Platform Europe, was invited to deliver his views together with the European Disability Forum, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions.

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4 February 2021: Responding to the Green Paper on Ageing

On behalf of the Interest Group on Solidarity between Generations, the MEPs Mr Duda, Mr Brglez and Ms Zdanoka are inviting for a meeting on Thursday 4 February to discuss the way forward after the publication of the Green Paper on Ageing by the European Commission

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The European Parliament addresses ageing in the EU’s regions

The European Parliament is currently debating a report under the title ‘Reversing demographic trends in EU regions using cohesion policy instruments‘. While the report is written by the Committee on Regional Development, the Employment and Social Affairs committee has now finalised its opinion. In the opinion, the Committee calls for initiatives such as a charter of the rights of older persons, a framework directive on long-term care and a European care strategy, investments into public services and quality of life in rural areas as well as opportunities for intergenerational exchanges.

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