Webinar: Introducing the EU Care Strategy

Stakeholders' Initial Reactions

The European Commission will launch the new EU Care Strategy on 7 of September. In response to the launch, Eurochild EASPD, AGE Platform Europe, EDF, EPSU, COFACE Families Europe, the Social Employers and Social Services Europe are hosting a webinar to discuss initial reactions to the initiative.  

Confirmed speakers include Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Milan Brglez and Sirpa Pietikäinen, Rapporteurs of the Report towards a Common European Action on Care. Representatives from the European Commission and Czech Presidency are expected to participate. 

Interpretation in English, French, and Sign Language as well as real-time captioning will be made available during the webinar.

11h00-13h00 CEST, Online

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11:00Welcoming Remarks By Maciej Kucharczyk, Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe
11:10 Presentation by the European Commission of the EU Care Strategy (tbc)
11:30 Initial Response by the Co-Rapporteurs of the European Parliament’s report towards a common European action on care: Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European ParliamentMilan Brglez, Member of the European Parliament Moderated by Thomas Bignal, Head of Policy, EASPD
11:45 Initial Response by the Czech Presidency (tbc)
11:50 Initial Response by Civil Society and Social Partners: European Disability ForumMaciej Kucharczyk, Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe Elizabeth Gosme, Director, Families EuropeMaya Doneva, Secretary General, EASPDSocial Services EuropeJan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary, EPSUSylvain Renouvel, Director, Federation of European Social Employers Moderated by Thomas Bignal, Head of Policy, EASPD   Followed by Questions and Answers with Participants
12:25 Concluding remarks By Jan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary, EPSU