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Conference on “Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services”.-Brussels
June 17 @ 8 h 30 min - 17 h 30 min
The European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion organises the Conference on “Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services”.
The event will take place on 17 June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium and is organised by the Framework Service contract supporting peer reviews and other mutual learning processes in the fields of employment, social affairs and inclusion and the ESF Transnational Platform.
The Conference is the final mutual learning event of a cycle of capacity-building seminars aimed at improving the capacity of the actors at local, regional and national levels to develop measures supporting the transition from institutional to community-based services, using EU funding instruments. The Conference will also share existing European practices in the area of independent living and community-based care. Finally, the Conference aims at improving the understanding of the European Commission and other stakeholders of the progress towards deinstitutionalisation and its main challenges.
The participants will identify and exchange information on practical examples on implementing the Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, using European Structural and investment Funds (ESIF) and other EU funding instruments.
The Conference will focus on:
- The state of play of community-based services in Europe, including key policy and strategic documents, the main actors and resources available.
- A comparative analysis of the steps taken by countries that introduced personal assistance and early intervention systems for people at risk of (re)institutionalisation.
- How to collaborate transitionally to design community-based services to support the development of services to support independent living.
- The use of EU Funding instruments, including structural and cohesion funds, to implement the Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care and identification of enabling factors.
Please register at your earliest convenience and no later than 07 June 2019 for the event via this link.
Registration for this Conference is mandatory and places will be subject to availability and confirmation by the European Commission. The venue is accessible.