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Innovation in care: How to improve quality of life and services for an ageing population?

18-19 May 2017, Bruxelles

The Urban Health Centers Europe project together with four leading networks of European authorities working in health and social care: EUROCITIES, ENSA (European Network for Social Authorities), ELISAN (European Local Inclusion and Social Action Network) and the European Covenant of Demographic Change organized a two-day event to discuss and coordinate new practices and approaches to integrate social and health care.

The aim of the event will be exchanging successful experiences and practices to guarantee efficient social protection systems, with contained costs and that can unlock business opportunities; leading international experts and decision makers will be therefore invited to present and discuss innovative policies throughout the event.

Within this meeting, on the 19th of May ENSA will organize the Working Group Elderly and Disability to present a strategy on Integrated care, successful experiences and innovative projects on the topic.

 

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Social and Health Challenges: Answers of Community Care

6-7 June 2017, Valencia

The Generalitat Valenciana, together with the Polibienestar of Valencia and the three leading networks of European authorities working in social care, ENSA European Network for Social Authorities, ELISAN European Local Inclusion and Social Action Network, and the Youth Care Platform organized a two-day meeting to spread practices and EU projects that local communities are putting into place to strengthen social cohesion, welfare and inclusion and address specific local needs in social and health services.

The objective of the event will be tackling the risks of poverty and social exclusion that particularly affect the most vulnerable groups of the population, through a dialogue between the main social actors at the European level, which will exchange good practices and efficient models capable of bringing tangible results for citizens and society in general.

There will be a plenary session followed different working groups, a brokerage event to meet new partners and draft project ideas, and thematic study visits. In addition, interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to join the “European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing In the 2030 Agenda”.                       

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