Gender equality and care infrastructures
Public services such as care facilities, public transport and health centres play an essential part in the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
Access to care infrastructure has a direct impact on how people who care for children, older people and persons with disabilities use their time. It also affects their opportunities to take up employment, participate in education or training, and take care of their physical and mental health.