Successful final events in Brussels for the WeDO project!
On 14 and 15 November, the WeDO partners and representatives from their national coalitions were gathered in Brussels for the launch of the EU quality framework for long-term care services.
On 14 November, around 120 participants attended the Final conference in the European Parliament. The conference was a good opportunity to provide an EU overview around long-term care and show the added value of the EU quality framework. The participants and speakers were very enthusiastic with the Quality framework. Some examples of national strategies were introduced, followed by a panel discussion involving: Ms. Iglesia Gomez, DG SANCO, for the link with the EIP; Davor Dominkus, Slovene Ministry, Kai Leichsenring, European Centre for Social Welfare and Research, Rob Anderson, Eurofound and Eurocarers and finally Marjan Sedmak, AGE President. Some pictures and presentations can be found here.
A press release was sent by AGE on 14 november (Link to the press release)
On 15 November, the WeDO partners and representatives from the national coalitions met around a final event with the main aim to develop follow up strategies for the WeDO partnership at EU level, in addition to the national strategies and to the EU strategy for the wellbeing and dignity of older people. The WeDO partnership will remain active through its members and partnership leaders, who will be kept informed on information on LTC at EU level and in the different countries, on the activities developed in other national coalitions and on funding opportunities and progress made on the implementation of the EU quality framework.. They will also contribute to updating the website, adding new good practices, examples of quality tools, etc. Information will be disseminated mainly by a wide mailing list, but also through a LinkedIn group called 'WeDO partnership'.
Soon an online form will be available to register directly to the WeDO partnership.