Développement économique et création locale d’emplois (LEED)

Peer-learning workshop on social protection for older people with long-term care needs


9 October 2019 Trento, Italy

Organised by the OECD Trento Centre in co-operation with the OECD Health Division


As populations around the world age, it is likely that demand for long-term care (LTC) will increase. OECD member countries and EU member states face significant challenges in balancing financial sustainability with the need to provide adequate protection against the financial risks associated with developing an LTC need – the cost of which can far exceed typical incomes and the duration of which can be many years. However, while governments are only too aware of how much they spend on LTC services, there are few data that quantify the protection that this spending gives to people at risk of developing LTC needs.

The OECD has designed a framework for comparing social protection for LTC across countries, and is developing models that can estimate the financial costs that people face, and the protection they receive, in different scenarios of LTC needs, and for any level of income and wealth.


Overall 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 Flemish and English 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 administrators, followed by a critical discussion. 



The event was by invitation only and reserved to regional and provincial officers of the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano and of the Autonomous Region of Trentino Alto-Adige/Südtirol.




Materials & Information


Agenda (also in Italian)


English/Italian (simultaneous interpretation)


Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Sala Rosa Room, Piazza Dante, 16
38121, Trento – Italy

OECD Contacts

OECD Trento Centre for Local Development

OECD Health Division, Paris




OECD Trento Centre: integrated local development





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