Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Workshop on old age dependency and supplementary social protection for long-term care provision in regions and cities


14 December 2018 Trento, Italy

Organised by the OECD Trento Centre

Background information

A working group - involving representatives of the Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen and the OECD Trento Centre carried out influential research on old age dependency and the related economic and financial measures in order to propose and implement sustainable financial solutions in regions and cities.

The research was based on a review of the existing literature and studies to single out alternative solutions implemented in the OECD area. After this first phase, and in close cooperation with the Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the focus was on specific approaches carried out in five OECD countries exhibiting the following striking institutional similarities with the Trentino Region, their highly innovative solutions, the similar vertical and horizontal subsidiarity mechanisms and their attention to equity.

The Workshop discussion and results were particularly useful for local experts and policy makers to find effective, efficient, homogeneous and sustainable solutions to be carried out in the Trentino Alto-Adige Region - including the Provinces of Trento and Bolzano.


Objective of the workshop

The challenge to be faced by policy makers is to meet the increasing complexity of the needs of the frail elderly with adequate interventions, taking into account the public finances restricted by economic crisis, recession and cuts. In particular, the Workshop focused on the Swedish, Dutch and German support to old-age dependency and long-term care systems, through short presentations made by national experts on key issues and questions proposed by local experts, followed by a critical discussion.


Materials & Information

Agenda  (Italian version)


Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Sala Rosa Room
Piazza Dante, 16
Trento, Italy

OECD Contact




Trento Centre: employment, skills and social inclusion



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