01 Jan 2016 - 01 Dec 2018
Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Labor market, social policy and social services, Research

Establishing an European network on long-term care and cost-effectiveness and dependency prevention

Project description:

The overall objective of the Network is to support the long-term care policy-making process across the EU by identifying evidence about key strategies for reducing the need for care and for improving the efficiency with which care systems meet needs of users and carers. A key overarching objective of the Network will be to maximise inter country long-term care policy learning between EU countries.

In order to meet this overall objective, the proposed Network will assess, synthesise and present in a “policy-friendly” way evidence about:

  • Risk factors leading to long-term care demand
  • Possible policy interventions leading to reductions in the emergence of long-term care need

The network will concentrate on the area of disability in general, but will exclude disabilities from birth and mental health problems. In practice, the analysis will therefore concentrate on older people with long-term care needs and their carers.


Contracting institution: DG Employment, EC

Leader of the consortium: LSE