A study was started as a part of the regional project “Strengthening the resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during COVID-19 and future crises” implemented by the Red Cross of Serbia together with partners from the region and the European Union, and its findings will serve to formulate recommendations for advancing public policies in this area.
One of the Project components deals with long-term care systems, their coordination, funding models, accessibility of services, especially having in mind the experience with the Covid-19 crisis and the functioning of these systems in emergency conditions. In order to implement this component, the SeConS Development Initiative Group and the research agency Smart Plus Research are conducting quantitative research with the beneficiaries of long-term care services. At the same time, the SeConS Development Initiative Group conducts qualitative research with relevant stakeholders in charge of creating and adopting public policies in the field of long-term care at both national and local levels, as well as with representatives of institutions and organizations offering long-term care services.
The project “Strengthening the resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during COVID-19 and future crises“ is a three-year initiative in the Western Balkans coordinated by the Red Cross of Serbia and supported by the European Union, Austrian Development Agency and Austrian Red Cross. Launched in late 2020, the Project brings together civil society partners from the Western Balkans, as well as large civil society networks representing older people and people with disabilities at the EU level.