It took a pandemic to see that care is fundamental for the well-being of individuals and societies. Still, both paid and unpaid care work remains undervalued. Analysing the underlying reasons and the state of current care systems in Europe, this policy brief by Dr. Barbara Helfferich makes a case for a new, people-centred Europe. With its 10 Point Action Plan, it offers a way out of the current shortcomings of the European care economy towards a true care revolution.
This publication is part of the joint FES-FEPS project “Feminist Europe – Does Europe care for Care?”, in which we endeavour to monitor the EU Gender Equality Strategy and related EU policy developments through a progressive lens focusing particularly on its care dimensions. Find out more about project-related activities on our website.