Presentation Agenda Background Mission and project ownership crossroads output Project organisation and network Financing crossroads activities Client statistics and trends Experience so far Q&A, Welcome to visit us
BACKGROUND All non-profit organisations that run daycentres in the city of Stockholm have seen an ever-increasing number of people from other EU countries during the last couple of years. In 2004, social daycentres had hardly any non-Swedish guests. Today, the largest daycentres in Stockholm gets approx. 100-150 guests from other EU countries every day (approx. 80% of all guests). Swedish citizens that live in homelessness often have psychiatric disabilities and/or issues with addiction. Foreign EU citizens often live in homelessness due to poverty and lack of employment. Foreign EU citizens also does not have rights to benefits from the Swedish state or cities, as does Swedish citizens. They have a greater need for information about Swedish society and the special regulations that surrounds foreign EU citizens in Sweden. And this in their own language. Both non-profit organizations and the Social Services of Stockholm have therefore seen a need to separate centres for foreign EU citizens that could provide the advice and support that this group requires.
Project milestones Conference in Tampere 2009 Preparations for ESF application May 2010 ESF application filed June 14, 2010 Nordic visits – building experience – August to October 2010 Planning phase November 2010 – February 2011 crossroads start march 2011 crossroads relocation June 17
PROJECT EU CITIZEN Project EU Citizen addresses the needs of foreign EU citizensand third-country nationals with permanent residence permits from another EU countrythat live in poverty, homelessness and/or unemployment in Stockholm for the purpose of counteracting economic and social exclusion. The project will run an advice and support centre in Stockholm from 1 March 2011 until 28 February 2013: The project will also work creating networks, co-ordinating resources and building public opinionwhile working for the inclusion of EU citizens. The project is run by the Stockholm City Mission, the Salvation Army, the City of Stockholm and the Public Employment Agency of Sweden. Doctors in the world, the Red Cross, S:ta Clara kyrka, Citykyrkan and Ny Gemenskap are also collaborating with the project. The project is financed through the European Social Fund (ESF).
1 March 2011 – 28 February 2013 crossroads Unit manager EU-advisors Voluntary co-workers General advice and individual guidance Facilitation of contacts to Swedish organizations, public authorities and private businesses Contacts with foreignorganizations, public authorities and private businesses to facilitatea possiblereturn Basic needs support, i.e.:
Steering Committee Stockholm City Mission City of Stockholm Public Employment Agency Salvation Army Stockholm City Mission Financing European Social Fund Voluntaryco-workers Psychologists Unit Manager Embassies Voluntaryco-workers Translators Voluntaryco-workers Lawyers EU Advisors Swedish Authorities Employers Landlords Swedish organizations Cultural or ethnicorganizations Labour union representatives Medical caregivers Social rehabilitation