Magazine ed*
ed* Nr. 01/2024

Demographics, care, mental health

ed* Nr. 01/2024 – Chapter 5

In addition to dealing with and overcoming the pandemic, demographic trends were also the subject of intense debate at the beginning of the legislative period. European societies are ageing. The “Green Paper on Ageing” published by the EU Commission in January 2021 has also brought long-term care and mental health more into the political spotlight. The EU Commission, Council and EU Parliament have addressed the issue. Even if there has been no “hard legislation”, the political debate is ongoing. Against this backdrop, the Christian Democrats, Social Democrats and Greens are calling for a strong EU initiative in the form of a strategy (PES) or an action plan (EPP). Mental health should be given the same priority as physical health (EGP).

EGP – European Green Party (Europäische Grüne Partei)

Mental and physical health must have parity of esteem.