Campaigns and Networks
This page contains information and links to some of the campaigns and/or networks working in the area of the transition to community and family living at the European and/or National Member State level.
Each work with a focus and/or interest in EU funding to achieve and promote community and family living including;
- Opening Doors for Europe’s Children Campaign
- EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign
- Platform for Community Services – Home from Home
- Jednota Pro Deinstitucionalizaci (JDI)
Opening Doors for Europe’s Children Campaign
The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children is a pan-European campaign that aims to support national efforts to develop child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure high-quality family and community-based alternative care for children, by leveraging EU funding and policy and building capacity in civil society. It is a partnership between 5 international organisations and civil society across 16 European countries.
Six of the the Opening Doors National coordinators contributed to the Community Living for Europe survey, providing information on the implementation of the ESIF regulations and use of ESIF supporting community and family based living of children.
Katerina Nanou, Campaign Coordinator
T: +32 (0)2 211 05 59
EU funds for our rights
EU Funds for Our Rights is a European Network on Independent Living campaign on Structural Funds. The aim of the Campaign is to encourage the European Commission and the EU Member States to improve the monitoring and complaints system, in order to ensure that Structural Funds are used to support the rights of people with disabilities, rather than restrict them.
The Campaign is supported by the Open Society Foundations – Mental Health Initiative.
Natasa Kokic, Campaign Coordinator
Find information on the Campaign activities and objectives
Platform for community SERVICES – home from home
The SOCIA Foundation have created an independent platform for community services – home from home. The networks main objective is to share information, experiences and good practices from Slovakia but also abroad on the transition to community and family based living. The network recognizes the need for open discussion, information provision and to monitor changes in the social sphere. Their website includes resources namely important documents related to deinstitutionalisation and provides information about interesting events, meetings and promotions.
It aims to motivate and promote changes in social services and foster care in line with international commitments of the Slovak Republic and the Government approved strategy on de-institutionalization of social services and foster care in Slovakia.
T: 0911 137 175
T: +421 2 5564 5214
Jednota pro deinstitucionalizaci (JDI) – Union for deinstitutionalisation
JDI is an alliance of individuals and organizations in the Czech Republic that are calling on politicians, officials and experts to ensure that everyone is provided with support in their natural environment, and that institutional care will be replaced by community based support services.
JDI invites all those who seek deinstitutionalization to join the challenge and to share their experience, knowledge and strength of community living for all.
T: + 420 739 548 445
Find more information on their Facebook page top
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