Principle 18 of the European Pillar of Social Rights states that everyone has the right to affordable long-term care services of good quality. The EU supports Member States in implementing long-term care policies through EU legislation such as the work-life balance directive, EU funding, monitoring and analysis, as well as mutual learning activities. The 2021 Long-term care report, jointly prepared by the European Commission and the Social Protection Committee, provides a state of play of long-term care provision and key challenges across the EU. It provides also a first analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country reports provide a more detailed description of the long-term care in each of the 27 Member States.
Check out the 2021 Long-term care report at a glance infographic.