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EEG’s main findings on the submitted Recovery & Resilience National Plans

Since the beginning of the year, the EEG has been following closely the work around the Recovery and Resilience Facility. We analysed several draft Recovery and Resilience National Plans[1], and shared country-specific recommendations with the European Commission based on each … Continue reading

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Stop EU funding of new institutions for people with disabilities in Poland, EEG says

In 2020 the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) contacted the European Commission to voice serious concerns about a large-scale institution for 100 residents with mental health issues in the city of Łódź, Poland. … Continue reading

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European Child Guarantee prioritises children in alternative care

But a stronger commitment to end institutionalisation of children in the EU is required The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-Based Care (EEG) is a coalition representing children and their families, people with disabilities and their … Continue reading

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The EEG endorses the Manifesto on Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU

The EEG has endorsed the European Parliament – EU Alliance for Investing in Children Manifesto on Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU. On the topic of deinstitutionalisation of children, the Manifesto calls on the Child Guarantee to not … Continue reading

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EEG members are collecting resources about the COVID-19 health crisis

Here a list of resources from the EEG members about the COVID-19 health crisis. Autism-Europe: Webpage with COVID-19 Resources COFACE Families Europe: Resource webpage on COVID 19 implication for families, with a section on disability Eurochild: Resources Eurochild collected for … Continue reading

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Tragic care home incident in Czechia highlights need for community-based care

Joint Statement Tragic care home incident in Czechia highlights need for community-based care European Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care Brussels, 18 February 2020 The European Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care … Continue reading

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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 European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has co-organised, together with the European Commission, a high-level conference “Towards Inclusion 2020” on 16 January in Brussels to celebrate its tenth anniversary. EU officials (among whom … 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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