Event report: European Care systems: Solidarity and sustainability – friends or foes?
On 6 September 2022, the European Association of Paritarian Funds – AEIP and the International Association of Mutual Benefit societies – AIM held an hybrid event entitled “The European Care Strategy: Solidarity and sustainability – friends or foes?”, hosted at the European Parliament by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen.
During the event EU-level key stakeholders, policymakers as well as experts from social protection & paritarian institutions, healthcare mutuals, carers and other stakeholders gathered to discuss how both the sustainability and the solidarity in care systems can be ensured given the challenges of the increasing demand, the rising costs of treatment and innovation, ageing populations, and the consequent decrease in social contributions. The discussion included also how to factor these trends and take into consideration at the same time the need to improve access to formal care services, the formalisation of informal care as well as the provision of financial support and social protection to informal carers.
Read the report: Report AEIP-AIM Event_CareStrategy