Thursday 2. April 2020


COMECE & Hospitality Europe organise a joint luncheon debate on

Assisting the elderly - Palliative Care in the EU


Monday 22 February at 12:30


As European society gets older, an increasing number of elderly people require palliative care. The COMECE Working Group on Ethics in Research and Healthcare has produced an Opinion on the subject of palliative care, which will be launched on the occasion of this luncheon debate. Set in the context of on-going discussion at EU level, both within the EU institutions and in wider society, the report reflects on how medical competence is best combined with the most humane techniques adopted by health professionals to guarantee an optimum level of care for a vulnerable and dependent population group. There is a challenge to those who shape public opinion, there is a challenge to our legislators and there is room for a public debate on palliative care across the EU.



  • Fr Patrick Daly, General Secretary of COMECE
  • Dr Carlo Filippo Galasso, Secretary General of Hospitality Europe 
  • Fr Patrick Verspieren SJ, Centre Sevres (Paris)


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