Call for action: Stocktaking study on the needs of family carers

Call for action: Stocktaking study on the needs of family carers

Coface-FamiliesCaregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings, are very important. The UN highlights their role this year and looks at good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their caregiving roles.

In light of this, COFACE Families Europe and its COFACE Disability branch have launched a major data collection excercise to map the needs and challenges of family members who are fulfilling caregiving, or in a supporter role.

Families in Europe are greatly affected by current social and demographical changes, such as the growing ageing population, changing family structures, or the situation of intergenerational families. The purpose of this data collection is on one hand, to explore some of the challenges faced by family carers in accessing adequate resources, services, or time arrangements in different EU Member States. On the other hand, the organisers hope to find some good examples of national, or local policies that help family carers to balance their work, family and personal life.

Target group: Family carers, informal carers and people from different EU Member States who are fulfilling a caring role towards a member of their family.

Languages: The questionnaire is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovenian. However, answers from other EU countries are welcome.

Deadline:  6 July 2017
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For questions, please contact Magdi Birtha at