Author Archives: EEG

EEG participates in Webinar on COVID 19 Recovery and the EU Budget

On the 8th July, the European Disability Forum hosted the Webinar “COVID 19 Recovery and the EU Budget: Influencing the process” where Elizabeth Gosme, President of COFACE Families Europe, attended as speaker on behalf of the European Expert Group on … Continue reading

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One step forward, two steps back?

The European Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care (hereinafter: the “EEG”) introduces the Report on the Transition from Institutional Care to Community-Based Services in 27 EU Member States (hereinafter: the “Report” or the “Study”). This Study … Continue reading

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COVID-19 crisis: People living in institutions must not be written off

Joint Statement: “COVID-19 crisis: People living in institutions must not be written off” The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) calls on EU leaders to ensure its response to COVID-19 takes into consideration persons … Continue reading

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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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