“Cognition & Inclusion” - Erasmus+ KA2 Call 2017
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
Elderly persons, persons with disabilities and Mental health: challenges and solutions.
The European Conference “Prevention and help with addiction disorders” will deal with the topic of addiction. Thereby the topic is consciously broadly chosen, because different forms of addictions existing in our society: alcohol and drug addiction, gambling, food and shopping addiction as well as Internet dependence.
The Above project, funded by the Erasmus + program, addresses the issue of overcoming social and employment barriers of persons with psychic disabilities, focusing on the persons, the social services (professionals, service providers) and the carers who support them.