Demand is growing for care workers, due to rising numbers of people requiring home care. But the care profession in Europe struggles to gain credibility and status.

At the at AFE Innovnet workshop in Udine, Italy, participants discussed technology and housing solutions to support the independence of older people.

ESN announces their participation in the 4Quality! project and the organisation of one of the project’s three regional seminars taking place in Brighton in May. The 4Quality! project was launched in 2014 and aims to improve the quality of jobs and services in personal care and household services (PHS) across Europe.

Policy-makers and researchers from Poland, Norway and international organisations met in Warsaw on 25-26 November 2014 at the conference ‘Ageing society – untapped potential’ to discuss the challenges of the ageing population in Europe.

The European Social Network (ESN) took part in a conference on the rights of older people in long-term care in early October, focusing on the role of local and regional government as key in addressing the rights and needs of older people because of their responsibility to (depending on country) plan, assess, contract, deliver or monitoring of long-term care.

The first meeting of the European Social Network's (ESN) working group on Ageing and Care began by examining European recommendations on long-term care and local perspectives on services for older people.

The AFE-INNOVNET thematic network is organising a webinar on 22 September at 11:00 CET to give the floor to various speakers of the industrial sector who are working on age-friendly solutions to share their experiences, describe the barriers they encounter and highlight notable results.

The European Social Network (ESN) examines a new joint report by the Social Protection Committee and the European Commission on the topic of challenges in long-term care (LTC) provision.

The European Social Network (ESN) seeks external expert to provide an introduction into evidence-based practice in long-term care to support its working group on Ageing and Care.

The European Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announce the launch of the call for papers for the International Seminar 'Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: Active Ageing Index and its potential'.

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