Europe House, Smith Square, London - 13th November 2012, 9am - 5pm
Dying is an issue that is seldom discussed - especially when it comes to financing services that make this process as 'comfortable' as possible. But deaths will soon begin to outnumber births in some countries, with some facing having one in three citizens over retirement age. Healthcare needs are becoming more complex, and the demand for palliative care is increasing in a tightening fiscal environment.
DenokInn - Social Innovation Park in Bilbao has developed an innovative community led approach to delivering palliative care in the Basque country, which has been validated by the Basque government. In June 2012, a delegation from the pilot project came to the UK to learn about different approaches and to begin to explore ideas in development in the UK and elsewhere for financing social services in future.
This roundtable, which took place on the 13th November 2012, represented an early step in the progressive discussion surrounding palliative care, an area relevant to us all but often overlooked by policy-makers at both national and EU level.
Held by Euclid Network alongside DenokInn, Demnet and Coonfcooperative, its focus was on exploring how we can meet palliative care needs across Europe, now and in the future. Representatives from seven EU countries and the European Commission, including financial experts, policy-makers and palliative care providers, gathered for discussion.
Please find the final agenda here.
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