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Impacts on the process of transition from institutional to family and community-based care in light of the Common Provisions Regulations, the European Regional Development Funds, and the European Social Funds + (2021-2027)

During the funding period 2014-2020, EU funds have played a crucial role in bringing persons with disabilities, children, older people and homeless people out of institutions. Despite this advances, progress still must be made, since there have been cases reported … 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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Recovery and Resilience Facility must support community inclusion, not segregation

As some Members States have already submitted their National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) to the European Commission and others will soon submit, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) sees the need to … Continue reading

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The EEG endorses the EU Alliance Statement on the European Commission’s proposal for a Council Recommendation establishing the Child Guarantee

The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has endorsed the EU Alliance for Investing in Children’s statement on the European Commission’s proposal for a Council Recommendation establishing the Child Guarantee. Read the full statement … Continue reading

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EEG’s Response to the EU Disability Strategy 2021-2030

The European Commission has recently released the new EU Disability Rights Strategy for the period 2021 to 2030. This follows up to the previous ten-year Strategy that was launched in 2010. In light of the recently published document, the EEG … Continue reading

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EEG’s reaction to the Social Pillar Action Plan

The European Commission has published in March of 2021 the long-awaited European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, which aims to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights by 2025. In light of the recently published document, the EEG has written a … Continue reading

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EEG Position Paper on the Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights

In light of the proposed list of actions within the Action Plan of the EU Pillar of Social Rights, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-Based Care has outlined the concrete ways in which the EU … Continue reading

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The EU must prioritise social inclusion in its COVID-19 Recovery

Urgent call for targets and safeguards for investments in social inclusion andthe shift from institutional to community-based support In the last years, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has closely followed and worked … 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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