Access to childcare and home care services across Europe

Regina Doherty, TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, launched new research at an event at the ESRI on 19 September.

The ESRI study examines childcare and home care provision across 11 European countries, including Ireland. The research is funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The report is now available to download here. 

 

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Conference Programme

Introduction

9:30

Registration and tea/coffee

10:00

Welcome

Alan Barrett, Director (ESRI)

10:10

Opening Address

Regina Doherty, T.D., Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Access to care services

Chair: Helen Russell, Research Professor (ESRI)

10:30

Access to childcare and home care services across Europe

Ivan Privalko, Bertrand Maître, Dorothy Watson and Raffaele Grotti (ESRI)

10:55

Discussant

Helen Johnston (National Economic & Social Council)

11:05

Q&A

International developments in access to care services

Chair: John Conlon, Assistant Secretary (Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection)

11:20

Accessibility, quality and user satisfaction in childcare and home care 

Daniel Molinuevo, Research Officer (Social Policies, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)

12:00

Reflections

John Dunne (Family Carers Ireland)

12:10

Q&A

12:25

Conference close