The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) is currently seeking a Project Coordinator. The deadline for applications has been extended until 12H00 (CET) on 16 February 2015.
The ENNHRI project on Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-term Care (‘the Project’) will run for 2.5 years, until June 2017.
The Project benefited from a participative planning process, through ENNHRI member surveys, and planning meetings, and a major stakeholder conference in October 2014.
The overarching aim of the Project is to improve the human rights protection of older persons in long-term care, with particular emphasis on residential care.
The specific objectives of the Project are to:
1. Introduce human rights standards and a human rights based approach to long-term care of older persons;
2. Increase awareness of human rights of older persons living in or seeking access to long-term care in Europe, particulary in relation to residential care; and
3. Develop and/or strengthen the capacity of NHRIs to monitor and support human rights based policies in this area.
The Project will address human rights that are relevant to older persons in long-term care, with particular emphasis on residential care.
Throughout the Project, appropriate attention will be paid to the following aspects:
– the fulfilment of states’ human rights obligations for older persons in long-term care, including consideration of whether care is delivered by public or private service providers;
– the inter-relationship between residential care, home, home care and informal care;
– the impact of Financial limitations on older persons’ access to care, as well as the working conditions, rights and capacity of care staff;
– the diversity of older persons, multiple discrimination, age discrimination and ageism;
– the lessons and synergies stemming from human rights of persons with disabilities in long-term care; and
– developments in the human rights of older persons at the international level, including at the EU level, at the Council of Europe and the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing.
The Project will include these activities:
– Desk-based research on the human rights standards relevant to older persons in long term care, and a human rights based approach to care;
– Monitoring of the human rights situation of older persons in long-term care in six representative EU Member States;
– Conclusions on some key trends in the human rights situation of older persons in long term care in Europe, and recommendations to address this situation;
– Engagement with key European and international stakeholders; and
– Awareness-raising of a human rights based approach to care, and the the Project.
The Project receives funding from the European Commission (DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, Social Protection Unit).
For further information, see the ENNHRI Website or contact ENNHRI.firstname.lastname@example.org