EEG Publications

Špidla report
EEG Guidelines
Checklist on promoting inclusion in EU funds
Toolkit on use of EU funds

Guidelines on transition from institutional to community-based care

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The Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (or EEG Guidelines) published in 2012 provided practical advice about how to make a sustained transition from institutional care to family-based and community-based alternatives for individuals currently living in institutions and those living in the community, often without adequate support.

These guidelines are aimed primarily at Policy and decision makers in the European Union and the neighboring countries with responsibility for the provision of care and support services for children, people with disabilities and their families, people with mental health problems and older people.

The EEG Guidelines are available in the following languages (alphabetical order):

Checklist to ensure EU-funded measures contribute to independent living by developing and ensuring access to family-based and community-based services

cover page of the checklistThis document aims to ensure many more EU citizens benefit from EU funding for inclusion; and to prevent the misuse of EU funds.

The purpose of this checklist is to ensure EU funds in the 2021-2027 programming period contribute to independent living and inclusion in the community. More specifically, the checklist supports desk officers to check the consistency of the measures with the legal and policy frameworks in the fields of:

  • Transition from institutional to family-based and community-based services for children, persons with
    disabilities, persons with mental health problems and elderly persons
  • Development of quality family-based and community-based services
  • Prevention of separation of children, including with disabilities, from their families
  • Prevention of segregation and institutionalisation of children, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, older people and homeless people, regardless of the residence status.

 

Toolkit on the use of EU funds

toolkit-coverThe Toolkit on the Use of European Union Funds for the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (or EEG Toolkit), a revised edition of which has been published in 2014, aims to explain how Structural and Investment Funds can support national, regional and local authorities in designing and implementing structural reforms aimed at facilitating the development of quality family-based and community-based alternatives to institutional care.

The EEG Toolkit is available in the following languages (alphabetical order):

The Annex of this Toolkit gives a detailed overview of the relevant provisions from the European Investment and Structural Funds Regulations 2014-2020. It is available in the  following languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Russian

Report of the Ad-hoc Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care (Špidla report)

In 2009, the EEG drafted a report after being convened by Commissioner Spidla to address the issues of institutional care reform in their complexity.

10“The work of the  Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care moves one step beyond the analysis offered by the studies. It offers not only rationale for change but also advice on how to achieve it (and also what to avoid), distilled from the experience acquired in those Member States where such reforms have already been carried out.

The Report provides an analysis of key challenges, followed by a set of Common Basic Principles and concrete recommendations to Member States and the European Commission.

In particular, it recommends to build those principles into all the relevant EU policies, including the next EU Disability Strategy (from 2010 onwards), as far as it regards the promotion of the right of all persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community.”