ISSA Webinar: Long-term care – International experiences and good practices from mutual benefit societies

17 March 2021 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Long-term care – International experiences and good practices from mutual benefit societies

17 March 2021 | Virtual

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 14:00−15:30 (UTC/GMT+1 or CET)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish

Current social protection systems are under considerable pressure from ageing populations, amplified by the burden of the economic crisis that follows the COVID⁠-⁠19 pandemic. Increasing health and social care needs turn the sustainability of long-term care (LTC) systems into a key challenge for the coming years.

There is no one single model that can be a panacea for the long-term care challenge. All parties involved bring important contributions to the table, among them the mutual benefit societies. Based on the principles of solidarity, democracy and not-for-profit, the mutual benefit societies represent an important asset for social protection systems in providing solutions for LTC.

As part of the cross-cutting project on LTC, this ISSA Webinar will discuss the challenges and solutions from an international perspective with good practices from the mutual benefit societies, considering their important contribution in addressing the urgent LTC needs.

Join us for this fourth ISSA Webinar on LTC, as part of the series of webinars on various aspects on this major challenge related to ISSA’s triennial topical priority on ageing societies.

Speakers

Dalya Elziniy Dalya Elziniy, Senior Technical Officer in Social Security, ISSA
María Cecilia López Collazo María Cecilia López Collazo, President, Catholic Workers’ Circle of the Uruguay Mutual Fund, Uruguay and President of the ISSA Technical Commission on Mutual Benefit Societies
Alejandro Juan Russo Alejandro Juan Russo, President, Confederation of Mutual Benefit Societies of Argentina (CAM), Argentina
Alain Coheur Alain Coheur, Director, Department of European and International Affairs, National Union of Socialist Mutual Benefit Societies (Solidaris), Belgium
Sibylle Reichert Sibylle Reichert, Executive Director, International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM)

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • How are mutual benefit societies addressing the urgent LTC challenges in the shorter and longer-term?
  • How to coordinate efforts at international level to strengthen the role of mutual benefit societies in responding to the LTC needs?
  • How is COVID-19 influencing the challenges and responses?

Agenda

  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Technical introduction by the ISSA
  • The experience of the Catholic Workers’ Circle of the Uruguay Mutual Fund, Uruguay
  • The experience of the Confederation of Mutual Benefit Societies of Argentina (CAM)
  • The experience of the National Union of Socialist Mutual Benefit Societies (Solidaris), Belgium
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Remarks from the perspective of the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies
  • Conclusions
Nathalie De Wulf Moderated by Nathalie De Wulf, Technical Officer in Social Security, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions without registration fee.