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10 Years Towards Inclusion

JOINT STATEMENT: 10 YEARS TOWARDS INCLUSION European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based care   Brussels, 16 January 2020 The “Towards Inclusion” conference celebrates 10 years of coordinated EU action on deinstitutionalisation.  It aims to take stock … Continue reading

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Towards Inclusion conference

The EEG is organising Towards Inclusion conference to mark the 10 years since the release of the Špidla report 16 January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is supported by DG Employment of the European Commission. The purpose of the conference … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2019 European Semester: Country Specific Recommendations

On the 5th June, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs), tailor-made policy advice to Member States on how to improve the impact of policies and better invest resources. In the last few years, the European Expert Group … Continue reading

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Progressing Independence: The EU “Start Your Career” Project

Recently the Council showed a glimpse into their “Start your career” project taking place in the Czech Republic. The project aims to prepare people for the labour market, allowing people to regain their independence through work. According to Zuzana Thürlová, … Continue reading

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The Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) releases thematic Report

In May, ANED released a new thematic report concerning the advances across Europe to   “respect, protect and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities to live independently and to be included in the community”. The report is based on several … Continue reading

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EEG meets Members of European Parliament to discuss how next EU budget can support deinstitutionalisation

On Wednesday, 10 October 2018, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) held a technical meeting entitled “Future of the EU funds for the transition from institutional to community-based care”. The event brought together … Continue reading

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First reactions to the proposed regulations for the European Social Fund+, the European Regional Development Fund and the Common Provisions Regulation for the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework

On 29 and 30 May 2018, the European Commission (EC) released its proposed financial regulations for the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) on Regional Development and Cohesion Policy and the European Social Fund+ (ESF+) for … Continue reading

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Statement on the post-2020 regulations for EU funding

Introduction In the 2014-2020 programming period, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) have provided a valuable addition to poverty reduction and social inclusion measures at the national, regional or local level. In particular, through its Common Provision Regulations (CPR), … Continue reading

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Investment in community-based services is a must to make the European Pillar of Social Rights real

The European Commission will hold its Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth (ACIG) tomorrow, Friday 27 April, in Brussels. This year’s Convention focuses on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (Social Pillar). The European Expert Group on the … Continue reading

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EEG response to the Council Conclusions on “Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living”

On 7 December 2017, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Conclusions on “Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living.” The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) welcomes this significant development and … Continue reading

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