2014 European Declaration
on Palliative Care
With a heart open
To what was lovely and love
On the last journey

Met een hart open
Voor wat lief en liefde was
Op de laatste reis

Herman Van Rompuy
President of the European Council
[15.09.2014]
Recent news
Presentations of the Palliative Care 2020 Conference have been added to the program page

Palliative Care 2020 Conference mentioned in The Parliament Magazine

Palliative Care 2020 Blog posted on EAPC Website

AGE supports Palliative Care 2020 Conference

Palliative Care 2020 Conference announced on the EAPC website
1299 persons signed the 2014 European Declaration on Palliative Care:
Towards integration of palliative care in an age-friendly EU

Resulting from the final conference of 2 European projects: IMPACT & Euro Impact


What
A policy conference with lively debate led by key stakeholders in palliative and long-term care in Europe: towards evidence-based policy and practice.

The delivery of high quality long-term care for people with life-limiting illnesses is a major EU policy challenge and is also recognized within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Such care should be person-centred and focused on the quality of life. Results from two large EU funded projects were presented in this conference aiming to inform policy and decision-makers about the latest research on the importance and added value of palliative care in an age-friendly European Union. Presentations were provided by key researchers from the EU and US.

While palliative care has traditionally been oriented towards terminal cancer care, it also has huge potential if further integrated into the whole health care system and additionally has potential cost-saving effects.


With support of

Age Platform Europe Under the Auspices of the European Association for Palliative Care, EAPC Onlus
Interdem EUGMS

IMPACT is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013, under grant agreement nr [258883])
EURO IMPACT is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013, under grant agreement nr [264697])