Presentation on theme: "1 E.N.S.A GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2011 “Stepping efforts to combact poverty boosting innovation with shared social responsibilities at Regional and Local Level”"— Presentation transcript:
1 E.N.S.A GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2011 “Stepping efforts to combact poverty boosting innovation with shared social responsibilities at Regional and Local Level” In the framework of the European Year of Volunteering and the European 2020 Strategy Barbara Trentin Head of Cabinet Veneto Region Social Services
2 E.N.S.A BACKGROUND ENSA was established by the Veneto Region in 1999. Since then the network has developed and supported solid partnerships between a wide range of European Regions and has carried out seminars, conferences, study visit programmes and exchanges of operators. The co-operation between partners has brought about the opportunity to carry out several projects financed by the European Commission. ENSA represents an excellent opportunity for local and Regional Authorities to participate actively in European policy making and programmes.
3 AIMS - to encourage international co-operation, mutual learning, exchange of know-how, of cultural models and of experience in the social sector; - to deepen the dialogue concerning social policies with the European Institutions; - to participate in innovative European projects; - to facilitate the involvement of new network members, particularly from EU new member countries.
4 AREAS OF INTERVENTIONS Thematic networks: ELDERLY YOUTH AND FAMILY CHILD ISSUES DISABILITY SOCIAL INCLUSION
5 EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS/1 Progress - “Quality care for Quality Ageeing” - Leader Veneto - Deca: “Deinstitutionalisation of Elderly care in Community Alternatives. Transferable good practice in the community setting of local territories”. - “Prometheus” (Quality of Social services) - Leader EPR Leonardo “Design for All” (accessibility/disability) - Leader Val de Marne Youth in Action “Friends Beyond Border” (disability) - Leader Veneto
6 EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS/2 Lifelong Learning :Grundtvig/Multilateral Project “D-ACTIVE” - disability. Leader Florence Daphne “Friends on line” leader West Sweden safe use of internet - dissemination model within ENSA “Fundamental rights and citizenship 2007-2013”. Increasing Roma people's participation and citizenship rights: Campaigns and Tools
7 THEMATIC NETWORKS The thematic networks work in an independent way according to the wishes and needs of members and in order to carry out activities in line with EU policies. It is in the thematic networks that ENSA’s practical work is done. Members will plan and undertake study visits, exchange programmes, joint and shared projects and special events. ENSA has no legal status but is underpinned by a democratic and flexible Heads of Agreements document which outlines the objectives of the network and the members competencies
8 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Members have to participate actively in at least one thematic network and their membership has to be ratified by the General Assembly that is held on an annual basis.
9 Collaborating with ENSA is a way to increase the dialogue with the European institutions and to become part of an international platform to implement shared projects!
10 Particular thanks to Vienna, for hosting this year’s general Assembly Congratulations !! to Dr. Stefanie Friedlmayer for her involvement in the ENSA child thematic work and the excellent results achieved during these years Thank you to all her team and specifically Mrs Sabine Skop Barbara.Trentin@regione.veneto.it