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EEG Press Release: EU Semester

EC must safeguard adequate investment in community-based services in Country Specific Recommendations The European Commission (EC) recently published its 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs) to Member States. Following positive statements on the way social care and support should be provided in … Continue reading

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Roundtable on the Transition from Institutional to Family and Community-based Care in Greece

On 18th May, the Greek Ministry of  Health and Ministry of Social Security and Social Solidarity held in cooperation with the European Commission and the EEG a roundtable in Athens focusing on the transition to community based care in Greece. … Continue reading

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Seminar on Community-based Support in Poland

Warsaw, 14-15 March 2016 The EEG and the European Commission were invited in Poland by the Ministry of Economic Development in order to support a two-day seminar focused on the transition to Community-based care. The event led to pragmatic discussions … Continue reading

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Award: Zero Project Innovative Policy & Innovative Practice 2015

In 2015, the Zero Project selected 39 Innovative Practices that positively impact the rights of persons with disabilities to live independently and/or support their political rights. The European Expert Group was nominated as one of these innovative practices for “Diverting … Continue reading

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Training of European Commission Officials

The EEG organised two trainings on the development of quality family-based and community-based support as alternatives to institutional care for desk officers of the European Commission in October. “Everything you always wanted to know about Deinstitutionalisation (but were too afraid … Continue reading

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The use of the European Semester for the transition to community-based care

In 2015, the EEG issued a press release and sent a letter to President Juncker in order to demonstrate the importance of promoting the transition to community-based care by streamlining de-institutionalisation (DI) in the European Semester process. The EEG underlined … Continue reading

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Seminars organised by the EEG

The EEG has since 2013 organised seminars on the use of EU Structural Funds for the transition from institutional to community-based care in the following countries: – Riga, Latvia on the 28 June 2013 – Tallinn, Estonia on the 19 … Continue reading

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