This Policy Brief presents the research questions, main results and policy implications and recommendations of the seven Work Packages that formed the basis of the ANCIEN research project, financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme of the European Commission. Carried out over a 44-month period and involving 20 partners from EU member states, the project principally concerns the future of long-term care (LTC) for the elderly in Europe and addresses two questions in particular: How will need, demand, supply and use of LTC develop? How do different systems of LTC perform?
Esther Mot is senior researcher in the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). Peter Willemé is health economist in the Social Security Research Group at the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB).