European Confederatio of Care Homes Organisations was founded in 1989 in Brussels as a confederation of private care and nursing home national associations in Europe.
It is a non profit organization pursuing social, scientific, informing and training aims in long term care sector and care services for older people.
ECHO members provide residential care for independent and dependent elderly people in nursing and retirement homes, day care centres, service flats, dementia and rehabilitation centres, home care and telemedicine
The European Confederation of Care Home Organisations
( E.C.H.O. )
whose Central Office is located in Brussels, pursues mainly the following objectives:
fair and reasonable terms among care providers in long term care sector,
high quality standards throughout Europe and a simultaneous reduction in bureaucracy,
recognition of elderly care sector as a productive economy factor.
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We collaborate with European institutions to influence the decision-making process for the development, implementation, and evaluation of EU social and health policies and actions. Our goal is to strengthen national representative organizations of private care for the elderly. Echo promotes cooperation between stakeholders at all levels, shares best practices, supports members’ activities, and organizes international events and workshops
As important welfare decisions are being made at the European level, ECHO aims to become the recognized partner of private elderly care institutions during the decision-making processes in the European Union. Through this key role, ECHO ensures a level playing field for its members in the national and local debate on long-term care. Moreover, ECHO strives to improve the quality of care for older people throughout Europe
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