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Stecy Yghemonos


Stecy Yghemonos

Stecy Yghemonos is the Executive Director of Eurocarers, the European network working with and for informal/family/unpaid carers. Eurocarers brings together 77 organisations from 26 countries, whose collective efforts aim to ensure that the growing care needs of the European population are addressed in a universal and equitable way and that the vital contribution of carers is valued, recognised and supported.

A trained journalist, Stecy is an EU policy and communication specialist. Over the last twenty years he has actively contributed to the implementation and reinforcement of EU policies in the areas of human rights, health and social equity and access to good-quality care.


Countries Europe;
Topics Care inequalities; Care integration/ coordination; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; End-of-life care and LTC; Financing LTC; Gender and care; Governance and LTC systems organisation; LTC and younger people; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Workforce; Technology and LTC; Unpaid / informal care; Younger carers;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Employment Education and Family carers;
Key publications

Care–life balance: a new normal for men too?  Y. Prinzellner, A. Simon, D. Drachmann, M. Ghanem, L. Münter and S. Yghemonos, International Journal of Care and Caring, April 2023. DOI:

Preface to the book “Informal Caregivers: from hidden heroes to integral part of care” by A. Charalambous, Springer, 2023

Innovating European Long-Term Care Policies through the Socio-Economic Support of Families: A Lesson from Practices. Mirian Fernández Salido, Carolina Moreno-Castro, Francesco Belletti, Stecy Yghemonos, Jorge Garcès Ferrer and Georgia Casanova – 2022 (MDPI). DOI:

Lamura, G./Quattrini, S./Santini, S./Di Rosa, M./Yghemonos, S./Socci, M. (2022): Auswirkungen der Covid-19-Pandemie auf informell Pflegende in Europa. Ergebnisse einer Befragung, in: WSI-Mitteilungen 75 (5), pp. 394-400.

Research and Innovation for and with Adolescent Young Carers to Influence Policy and Practice—The European Union Funded “ME-WE” Project, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, August 2022. DOI:

Cross-National Data on Informal Caregiving of Older People with Long-Term Care (LTC) Needs: Time for a More Coordinated and Comparable Approach, Journal of Biosocial Science, 6 January 2022. DOI: 10.1017/S0021932021000742

Are informal carers the foot soldiers of dementia-friendly societies? Global dialogue on care: Reflections, World Dementia Council, 2021

The role of collaborative, multistakeholder partnerships in reshaping the health management of patients with NCDs during and after the COVID‑19 pandemic, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, June 2021. doi: 10.1007/s40520-021-01922-y

Meeting report: Eurocarers Research Working Group meeting, Ancona, Italy, 26‐27 September 2019, International Journal on Care and Caring (IJCC), E. Hanson, S. Yghemonos – November 2019. DOI:

Valuing Informal Care in Europe – Analytical Review of Existing Valuation Methods, S. Ces, V. Hlebec, S. Yghemonos – July 2019