On the 5th June, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs), tailor-made policy advice to Member States on how to improve the impact of policies and better invest resources.
In the last few years, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has closely followed and worked on the European Semester process to ensure that policies on the transition from institutional to community-based care would be adequately integrated and monitored in the process. Earlier this year, the EEG prepared its reflections on the 2019 Country Report, analysing how the state of deinstitutionalisation in various EU Member States was reflected and providing advice to the European Commission in the drafting of the CSRs.
Following the CSRs publication, the EEG has prepared its reflections taking into account its recommendations issued following the Country Reports. These reflections also include recommendations on what should be included in the Operational Programmes for the post-2020 funding period and the next investment priorities.
The EEG’s reflections on the CSRs can be read here