PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIESAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Access to social, health care and long-term care, housing as well as other essential services including digital communication, play a key role for ensuring active ageing. The recent pandemic has only exacerbated the already existing pressure on providing equal and timely access to high-quality and affordable services, notably for the most vulnerable elderly and the disabled, while also putting a strain on the sustainability of social security and pension systems.
The European Parliament has requested a study on “Ageing policies - Access to services in different Member States”, with the aim of providing members of the committee with a comparative analysis identifying good practices on ageing policies, regarding access to services in Member States and reflecting on policy actions to be pursued at EU level.
The study comprises three parts:
- definition of ageing policies and identification of possible qualitative and quantitative criteria and indicators of modern and sustainable social protection and pension systems.
- overview of the state of play in the EU Member States on access to quality services and illustration of good practices in 6-8 Member states through individual Country Reports.
- outlines policy recommendations at EU level including EU funding and legislation.