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Don’t pave the way for more institutions in Bulgaria

As part of its Recovery and Resilience Plan, in June and July 2022 the Bulgarian authorities presented one of the Plan’s promised milestones for approval by the European Commission. Milestone 290[1], as it appears in the Plan, promises the entry … Continue reading

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EEG Statement on the European Care Strategy

On September 7th, the European Commission released the European Care Strategy. The Strategy focuses on the importance of providing accessible, affordable, high-quality, and available care services to all. With this purpose, the Strategy aims to set an agenda to improve … Continue reading

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EEG Regrets to see a lower ambition to push for people’s social rights in the 2022 European Semester process.

The European Semester cycle aims to review performances of Member States each year on both economic and social matters. To guide Members States, the European Commission publishes the Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) in addition to Country Reports (CRs) within the … Continue reading

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EEG Members’ initiatives on Ukraine

The ongoing war in Ukraine has already caused the death of thousand of civilians and the massive fleeing of people from their homes. As the mediation process is still in progress and there has not been any indication of a … Continue reading

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Deinstitutionalisation should remain a priority for EU funding

EEG’s analysis of Recovery Plans and recommendations for 2022 European Semester The European Semester represents an important process to strengthen not only economic and fiscal reforms but also social inclusive policies among the European Union (EU) Member States. While the … Continue reading

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EEG condolences on the death of President Sassoli

The EEG would like to express its deepest condolences for the loss of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament. Mr Sassoli’s engagement in upholding children’s rights and the rights of persons with disabilities made him a valuable ally as … Continue reading

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The Recovery and Resilience Fund as a means to creating community and family-based care

The online event “The Recovery and Resilience Facility as a means to creating community and family-based care”, which took place on the 18th of November 2021, aimed to provide an overview of the opportunities and the risks that the Recovery … Continue reading

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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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Online seminar about EU funds for independent living and deinstitutionalisation

On the 28th of June, the European Commission jointly with the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care and Hope and Homes for Children organised an online seminar for desk officers from DG EMPL, REGIO, RECOVER, … 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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