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“Cognition & Inclusion” - Erasmus+ KA2 Call 2017






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Elisan Administrative Board and General Assembly
Villach, September 23rd - 24th - 25th 2019


The Region of Carinthia together with ELISAN (the European Local Inclusion and Social Action Network), ENSA (European network of Social Authorities) and the Youth Care Platform have the pleasure to invite you to the following events:

- Elisan European Conference “Prevention and help with addiction disorders” (September 24th)

It will deal with the topic of addiction. Thereby the topic is consciously broadly chosen, because different forms of addictions exist in our society. Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, games, buying - addiction is no longer a marginal phenomenon; data available seems to indicate it is actually a rising phenomenon in Europe. 

- Youth Care Platform and Study visits (September 24th)

The main topic for this meeting will be “Instruments for social inclusions: what specific tools and programs are used in the regions. The idea is to collect and share good and inspiring examples amongst the Platform-members that have proven to be successful and to share experiences on what didn’t work or even had opposite effects

- ENSA- Inclusive growth post 2020- Independence and quality of life Working groups (September 25th)

Stakeholders will be invited to a joint session gathering all the thematic groups Elderly, Disability, Minors and Youth and family. The objective will be to reflect on the topic of inclusive growth post 2020 to learn more about the different European strategies to achieve these principles focusing on Independence and quality of life with the view to build common European projects for 2019/2020.

The entire programs of the events is available for download:
- European conference
- Study visits and the youth care platform
- Ensa-working groups






Project WHY “We Hear You”
16th - 17th  October

- 16th October 2019 in Brussels 9 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Veneto Region’s Brussels Office, Avenue de Tervueren 67–1040
17th October in Ghent (in cooperation with the city) 9 a.m–3.30 p.m.

This final two days event will among its main objectives share a database to identify and share existing methods and tools (practices) and two online courses for youth professionals

We Hear You - WHY: The low level of youth participation in democratic processes, as well as the distrust young people show towards the democratic institutions and values may result in exclusion and social marginalization.
This final two days event will among its main objectives share a database to identify and share existing methods and tools (practices) and two online courses for youth professionals:
- one is focusing on the development of professional communication skills that promote democratic dialogue and civic participation;
- the other on reflection, self- awareness, attitudes and the effect these have on young people.

Why final event program



FILO “Fighting Against Loneliness” meeting + Final conference APP CARE project: 22nd- 23rd May 2019, Roeselare/Brussels, Belgium

On May 22nd started the FILO event in Roeselare, Flanders, funded by Erasmus+.

The meeting allowed the exchange of good practices to tackle the issue of loneliness among the elderly: participants had the chance to experience a study visit in the town and see the achievements made by the projects.
The day after, the Committee of the Regions hosted the APPCARE final conference, where the results of the project were explained and shared. The APPCARE project, funded by the Health Program, promoted active and healthy ageing: in particular,  the project involves Italy, Spain and The Netherlands, and  analyzed the ways to reduce hospital admissions, in particular the recurring ones. One of the innovative aspects of the project has been the analysis of the efficacy of the insertion of a Brief Intensive Observation in the services network, working as a filter for the hospital admission and as a link with the territory.



Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth, 20th May 2019, Brussels, Belgium

On 20 May 2019, the fourth Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth took place in Brussels with the main theme of Social Europe and its possible developments after the end of the Europe 2020 Strategy. This year, the Convention focuses on the future of Social Europe. As the Europe 2020 Strategy is coming to an end, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the 2030 Agenda and the new multiannual financial framework provide the structure for our work on social and economic inclusion in the decade ahead.

During the Speed Dating Session 8 projects on the theme of the Future of Social Europe were presented, two of which, "SEFAC- Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic Disease Challenge" and "ABOVE-ABilities On the moVE" saw the Veneto Region as an active partner.

The SEFAC project, funded by the Health Programme and led by the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, has, among its partners, ISRAA - Istituto per Servizi di Ricovero e Assistenza Anziani di Treviso and ELISAN - European local inclusion and Social Action Network, of which the Veneto Region is a member. This project uses a community approach to promote health and reduce the risk of contracting chronic diseases.

The ABOVE project, on the other hand, was funded by the Erasmus+ programme and is led by the Departmental Council of Val de Marne. At the partnership level, as far as the Veneto Region is concerned, there are Veneto Lavoro and the ENSA - European Network of Social Authorities - network. This project deals with the socio-professional integration of people with mental disabilities, focusing both on people in difficulty and on the social services that support them. The final objective is to achieve an overall improvement in the quality of life of people with mental disabilities.



Next project transnational meetings highlights

  • Transnational Meeting of the project Cognition & Inclusion, Abano Terme, Italy 18th - 19th September 2019
  • Elderly persons, persons with disabilities and Mental health: challenges and solutions.