The EU faces a major challenge: How can it deliver the new social right to affordable long-term care of good quality as its working-age population shrinks and the share of those of retirement age expands? Long-term care is a long-term issue: Eurostat projects that by 2080 those aged 65 and older will account for of the population (compared with now) and the share of those aged 80 and older will more than double (from to ).
Social investment has been a strategic policy response to new social risks. What does this approach have to offer for tackling this challenge?
The SPRINT research project was funded by the European Commission to explore the application of the concept of social investment to the challenge of long-term care provision. At this event SPRINT partners, together with policy-makers, other leading researchers, and social investment specialists will offer
Innovative approaches to social finance
This is an opportunity to hear and share new ideas and to network with others interested in this issue.