Policy Recommendations to Decision-Makers

Health, Social Services & Access to Services
Income & Employment
Housing & Homelessness
Migrants & Refugees
Ethnic & Religious Minorities
Youth & Older People
People with Disabilities
Civic Space

Health, Social Services & Access to Services

AGE Platform Europe
Investment in health for all: the best reward we can give to nurses, 6 April

European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities
EASPD call on the EU to ensure that the EU Response to COVID-19 tackles threat of social care emergency, 12 March
New Snapshot Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Disability Services in Europe, 27 April

European Public Health Alliance
COVID-19 reveals urgent need for a common European public health approach, 25 March
Against COVID-19, let’s make public investments count for people, 25 March
Vulnerable Groups should be protected during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 14 April

New Policy Briefing on COVID-19: Protecting The Vulnerable – Supporting Our People, 24 March

International Federation of Social Workers Europe
Call to authorities and service providers – social workers are on the front line in the assistance of people affected by COVID 19 – you have to ensure them the necessary equipment!, 15 March

EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe
Rare disease community raises alert over discrimination in critical care guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic, 31 March
EURORDIS open letter to policy makers: Recommendations to protect people living with a rare disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, 8 April

Income & Employment

Caritas Europa
Minimum income schemes to ensure dignity for all, 24 April

Hope for cooperative SMEs: EU Adopts Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to combat COVID-19, 30 March
CECOP’s policy paper on non standard and platform workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A worker-owned cooperatives’ perspective, 15 July

European Anti-Poverty Network
EAPN Open letter to EU leaders on Covid-19, 24 March
EAPN Letter to EU Commissioner Nicolas Schmit calling for Minimum Income Framework Directive, 24 April
Putting social rights and poverty reduction at the heart of the EU’s COVID-19 response: EAPN assessment of the 2020 country reports with proposals for country-specific recommendations, April
The impact of Covid-19 on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability, 14 July

European Consumer Debt Network
Letter to Commissioner Reynders, 14 April

Housing & Homelessness

Housing Europe
#StayAtHome and Europe’s housing crisis: The COVID-19 pandemic exposes the shortcomings of our housing policies, 20 March

Migrants & Refugees

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
The COVID-19 pandemic: we need urgent measures to protect people and mend the cracks in our health, social protection and migration systems, 25 March

Briefing Paper Protecting the most vulnerable in society: Migration and COVID-19

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants and European Council on Refugees & Exiles
Policy Note: Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery for All: ECRE and PICUM Comments on the Next Generation EU Package and REACT-EU

European Council on Refugees & Exiles
Position on return and detention during COVID-19: “Return as “non-essential travel” in the time of pandemic”


Ethnic & Religious Minorities

European Network Against Racism
#COVIDIMPACT: Lifting structural barriers – A priority in the fight against racism, 2 June

European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network
Coronavirus: NGOs warn against Roma exclusion from EU crisis response, 6 April
Appeal to the European Commission and the European Council to make the post-2020 EU Strategic Framework for Roma Equality and Inclusion a top priority in its Covid-19 response, 22 April
EU recovery plan. The case of Roma in Member States, enlargement and neighbourhood countries, 29 April


Childrens participation in shaping responses to COVID19, 23 April

SOS Children’s Villages International
Appeal to authorities, care professionals and social workers, 19 March

Make Mothers Matter
MMM joins ECDAN in its call for coordinated action to protect and support all young children and their caregivers, 17 April

Youth & Older People

AGE Platform Europe
Residential institutions in the eye of the COVID-19 storm: governments must act quickly to protect residents and personnel, 16 April
COVID-19: Older persons’ rights must be equally protected during the pandemic, 18 May
The COVID-19 reveals violations of older people’s human rights, new AGE report says, 19 May
Crisis set us apart, the recovery must bring us together, new AGE report says, 3 June
NGOs call on UN Secretary-General to set out plan to strengthen recognition and inclusion of older people within UN system, 3 June
Call for further EU action in the field of long-term care for older persons in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, 10 June

European Youth Forum
Youth reaction to European Parliament Covid-19 Resolution, 20 April


COFACE Families Europe
8 key actions to help families & the economy bounce back, 15 April

People with Disabilities

European Disability Forum
Open letter to leaders at the EU and in EU countries: COVID-19 – disability inclusive response, 19 March
Residential institutions are becoming hotbeds of infection and abuse – governments need to act now, 31 March
45 MEPs: Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative must fund support services for persons with disabilities, 8 April
Letter to presidents of 8 EU bodies: COVID 19 economic recovery planning – planning for sustainable inclusive societies, 15 April

Civic Space

Briefing Note – Civic Space: The lockdown is no excuse to bypass democracy, 31 March