The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, SFCCC - Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga

"Much more needs to be done"

"Early intervention reduces costs for society" Ingvar Nilsson, Political economist

Professor Saul Becker about the situation for young carers across Europe today

Young carers - Who pays attention to children when they need it most?

6th International Carers Conference


Care and Caring:
Future proofing the new demographics

How we manage care and caring in the face of demographic change increasingly dominates
social policy, research and practice. The 6th International Carers Conference – to be held
from 3-6th September 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden and co-hosted by the Swedish Family
Care Competence Centre, Carers Sweden and Carers UK – will challenge the international
community to take a fresh look at an enduring issue. Caring is everybody's business!

H.M Drottning SilviaThe conference opened by H. M. Queen Silvia and one of the introductory speakers are the Swedish Minister for Children, Older People and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér

If you are a strategic decision maker, practitioner, policy maker, researcher, health and care service or technology provider – anyone with an interest in care and its impact – this event
is for you. Attending will allow you to share expertise and experience, explore innovation and
seek real solutions to the care crunch.

The conference will focus on four key themes:

  • Health, social care and well-being: how do modern societies and economies
    manage care in the face of demographic change and more mobile populations?
  • Combining work and care: how can we support people to manage their working and
    caring lives, contributing to economic and social sustainability?
  • Paying for care: how can we share the costs of care between the individual, family,
    community and the state? How can we ensure there is a vibrant market for care?
  • Technology-enabled care and support: how can new technologies support the
    delivery of care, transform the lives of individuals and families and drive economic

The speaker line-up will be world-class with keynotes and seminar presentations from across the globe. Join with colleagues from Sweden and the UK, mainland Europe and as far afield as Australia and India, China and the USA, to add your voice to the international debate.

Senast uppdaterad 2016-04-22 av Emil Svensson, ansvarig utgivare Lennart Magnusson