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TurningPoint István Dandé South-Transdanubian Regional Resource Centre Member of the Hungarian Anti Poverty Network 10/10/06 – Open Days.

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1 TurningPoint István Dandé South-Transdanubian Regional Resource Centre Member of the Hungarian Anti Poverty Network 10/10/06 – Open Days

2 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont Overview Regional Resource Centre - Pécs best practice TurningPoint Conclusions

3 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont South-Transdanubian Regional Resource Centre 1996: to provide professional assistance in a changed and permanently changing economic, financial and social environment Social policy plans Labour market projects Advice for social inclusion NGOs Professional trainings Regional Management Unit of the Social Ministry

4 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont Best Practice in partnership Motto: A genius! For thirty-seven years I've practised fourteen hours a day and now they call me a genius! Pablo Sarasate Spanish violinist Creating a well-functioning partnership between players of different sectors could take years…

5 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont TurningPoint Programme alternative, partnership based labour market programme 2000: Ive got a job again - National Employment Public Foundation 2005: TurningPoint – European Social Fund clients, jobs, 2.2 MEur

6 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont TurningPoint Programme Target group – currently 430 people: Long-term unemployed people Low-skilled people Targets: 35% of them keep their new job for more than 4 months

7 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont TurningPoint Programme What requires partnership? Background on employment & social policy: No strong co-operation between family care centres and job centres, but there are overlaps among the target groups The Social Act obliges these family care centres to help specially the long-term unemployed people, but they usually dont have enough human resources and tools to do that

8 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont Creating partnership The programme tries to fill this institutional gap: 2 social workers has an office in two family care centres The Programme has an office weekly in the Job Centre There is an Employment Information Point at the Resource Centre managed together with the Job Centre We have 14 other partners: NGOs, social institutions, training centres, local governments, etc.

9 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont Conclusions TurningPoint partnership: 5 years Very good feedback from social workers of the family centres: this service makes their service more efficient Strength or threat?: initiatives to integrate job centres and social services in the Lisbon Action Plan…

10 Dél-Dunántúli Regionális Forrásközpont Thank you for your attention! István Dandé


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