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1 E.N.S.A European Network of Social Authorities Daphne III conference and Market Place Brussels 10 November 2008 Elena Curtopassi Veneto Region- Brussels Office Veneto Region- Brussels Office

2 OBJECTIVES To encourage international co-operation, mutual understanding and exchange of knowledge, and experiences within the field of social services; To foster transnational projects; To raise awareness of regional and local social issues within the European Union; To deepen and broaden the dialogue concerning social issues within the European Union.

3 E.N.S.A PRESENT PARTNERS Andalucia (E) Comunidad de Madrid (E) The City and the University of Edinburgh (UK) Surrey County Council (UK) North West England (UK) City of Helsinki (F) The Stockholm Malar Region (S) Association of Local Authorities of Orebro (S) Association of Greek Local Authorities (GR) Flevoland (NL) Timis County (RO) The City of Vienna (A) Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta (I) Liguria Region (I) The City of Sofia (BG) Conseil Général du Val de Marne (F) Ajuntament de Terrassa (E) UNCCAS (F) Riga (L) Federal State of Schleswig Holstein Greater Manchester (UK) Croatian Regions (c) Fundación Comunidad Valenciana Región Europea Veneto Region (I)

4 MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS Region or Local Authority with the responsibility for the management of Social Policies; To belong to a EU country of to a country that can participate to European programmes The members have to participate actively at least in one thematic network The Memberships have to be ratified by the General Assembly Membership is free: each members finances its own costs


6 E.N.S.A GENERAL ASSEMBLY The ENSA General Assembly is a Forum meeting once a year directed by the present General Coordinator Umbrella : updated information on the thematic networks Exchange of information and best practices Presentation of new members New Programme

7 E.N.S.A THEMATIC NETWORKS 2007 Elderly: Leader Surrey County Council/ next Helsinki Youth: Leader University of Edinburgh Disabled: Leader Conseil Général du Val de Marne Childood: Leader Stockholm Malar Region Inclusion: Leader Veneto Lavoro

8 THE ELDERLY Strategy: Interventions promoting home care Challenges: ageing population- demographic changes the different life styles of the elderly to day: healthier –more dynamic- more autonomous economically- more prepared cultural level- intense social life.

9 CHILDREN Strategy: supporting families Challenges In the last twenty years specific needs have emerged underling the necessity to find several different flexible answers responding to the needs of the families. These answers aimed at enhancing solidarity and supporting projects in order to relieve the families and the women in particular in specific stages and conditions (i.e presence of dependant persons with little economic and relational resources

10 YOUTH Strategy: focus on the youth population promoting ad hoc policies with several initiatives in the normative, promotional and cognitive fields. Challenges A world evolving so fast must be the center of political attention in order to fulfill youths expectations and to match institutional interventions.

11 THE DISABLED Strategy: watching the needs of the disabled, with concrete different efficient answers directed to the persons and their families. Challenges : One of the aims is to build an integrated system of services allowing the disabled to stay in their own working and family context. Special help and contributions to the families in order face expensive costs.

12 INCLUSION Strategy: the social agenda-the renewed Lisbon strategy focused on growth and jobs through policies promoting social cohesion. challenges: Fight against poverty and integration of the population at risk of exclusion among which the immigrants

13 Highlight on some successful past ENSA projcts « Transnational local support programme to prevent violence against and abuse of children in families » -Daphne -EU: DG Justice Security and Freedom- Dec 2001- Nov.2003 -Leader Vienna: Youth and family welfare Office – Child issues « European youth involved in public care and youth justice system » EU: DG Research –Vth Framework Programme accompanying measures-presented 2001 Leader: University of Edinburgh UK. Aims : Exchange of information and good practices about the role of Social Services to fight against social exclusion of youth involved in public care and youth justice systems- Youth issues Mobility and participation of young people with less opportunities Cercedilla (Madrid) June 2004- Youth issues- Leader Madrid SILC –« Supporting Independant Living Citizens » Vth Framework Programme- Leader City of Vienna Aim: ensuring personal safety at home. Alarm system with electronic bracelet and biometric sensors- Support also for the disabled. -connected to an alarm system in case of emergency- Elderly issues

14 SELECTED FINANCED AND/OR ONGOING PROJECTS Where ENSA members are involved (1) D.E.F.T (Leonardo Programme) - Developping European Fostering Training Leader: Vasteras (Sweden)- Child issues PERson CENtred Training AGE care planning (Leonardo Programme) Leader: Surrey county Council – Elderly issues S.P.E.C.I.A.L – (Daphne II Programme). Support for female students with learning disabilities.- Leader: Uppsala -Child issues Making the Invisible visible- (Daphne Programme) Leader: Surrey County Council- Child issues WISE Move (Leonardo Programme) – Training for job coachers to people with learning disabilities- Disability issues Leader Surrey

15 SELECTED FINANCED AND/OR ONGOING PROJECTS Where ENSA members are involved (2) OPEN DOOR- Youth issues Leader: Veneto Region Programme: YOUTH IN ACTION Action 4 - Youth Support Systems Action 4.4 - Projects encouraging innovation and quality The objective of the project is to give an opportunity to European professionals in the private and public sectors working on the field of excluded youth living in periferical areas to work together in order to experiment innovative actions and exchange of good practices in the context of non formal education. The activities are Seminars of the field of social inclusion involving disadvantaged youth living in periferical area A European competition directed to youth of the partners member countries with the aim of suggesting projects that could favour youth in periferical areas

16 SELECTED FINANCED AND/OR ONGOING PROJECTS Where ENSA members are involved (3) ROUTES - The way to integration” Inclusion issues Leader :Veneto Lavoro Partners from the following countries: Italy, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Hungary, Portugal, Greece and Netherlands Programme: INTI Programme for the integration of migrants, DG Freedom, Security and Justice. Objectives: analysis and dissemination of the good practices in the field of integration of migrants in the recipient societies. The integration of migrants through the employment is considered nowadays as one of the most important challenges in the European social affairs.

17 “CARE TRAIN” Elderly issues Programme: EU Programme Leonardo: Leader: Countries involved: Italy, UK, Holland and Denmark Groups will consist of multi level staff: Objective: an Exchange of Experience for staff in Elderly Care. Dates: Start spring 2008- Project time: 1 October 2007 - 31 May 2009. SELECTED FINANCED AND/OR ONGOING PROJECTS Where ENSA members are involved (4)

18 SELECTED FINANCED AND/OR ONGOING PROJECTS Where ENSA members are involved (5) “Design for all”Disability issues Lifelong learning programme- Leonardo da Vinci- Application form 2008 for partnerships. accessibility for all.-Architecture and disability Leader (Conseil Général du Val de Marne)

19 PROJECT UNDER EVALUATION PROGRESS in collaboration with EPR “Prometheus” Promoting quality of social services of General Interest Progress VP/2008/004 Develop, validate and pilot the cross-sectoral and trans-national application of the European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) system. PROGRESS “Quality Care for Quality Aging”: European Indicators for Home Health Care. Developing a set of monitoring, assessment and performance indicators on quality delivered in the context of Home Health Care system Social Services of General Interest (SSGI), in particular the Home Health Care services and interventions in the context of the Long Term Care Systems, will constitute the main tool able to face the emerging needs of old people in condition of non self sufficiency Leader Veneto Region

20 PROJECTS ON STUDY (2) Vienna planned project „Alternative Strategies to (Full) Residential Care“ SEARCH - Spread and exchange alternatives and research to help families and keep children safe at home – child issues strategies to avoid all forms of violence against children (neglect, physical, sexual or psychical violence) and specially avoiding placements of children out of their natural families. Prepare a conference “Alternative methods to the placement of children in residential care and to promote their return to their families of origin in different European countries University of Edinburgh :What works in Preventing Youth Problems? - Promoting Effective Methods of Assessment and Early Intervention with ‘At Risk’ Youth- Youth issues A major challenge facing all European countries is the high number of young people who are ‘not in employment, education or training’ (NEET). Many of these young people are at risk of involvement in problem behaviour such as substance misuse or criminal and anti-social activities.

21 NEXT FUTURE ENSA MEETINGS ENSA Disabled Meeting Paris 26th and 27th November ENSA General Assembly Helsinki, 14th - 15th May 2009

22 Network specific collaborations Elisan European Local Inclusion and Social action network EPR ( European Platform for Rehabilitation)

23 CONCLUSIONS A great part of the work presented to day testifies the commitment and involvement of the Regions involved to translate in a concrete way the principles inspiring this network. Through this network we had excellent opportunities for exchanging best practices and know how through the confrontation about the different models of intervention

24 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Elena Curtopassi E.N.S.A EUROPEAN NETWORK OF SOCIAL AUTHORITIES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Eleonora Martinello- Giorgio De Gobbi Veneto Region Brussels Office Regional Social and Health International Office Tel 00 32 2 743 70 10 Tel + 39 041 279 14 25 Fax 00 32 2 743 70 19 Fax + 39 041 279 13 66

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