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P2 p disabilities 250210 agenda 40259

  1. 1. Developing community-based provision of social services for people with disabilities P2P study tour 40259 Brussels, 23 – 26 February 2010 Venue : Breydel 2, room 05/440 (ground floor) avenue d'Auderghem / Oudergemlaan 19 1040 Brussels For more information on the People 2 People Programme, please go to: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/P2P-Programme/P2PLeaflet_EN.pdf To download presentations of this event, please go to: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/taiex click on "Library" and select this study tour. P2Pstudtours 40259 1/7
  2. 2. AIM OF THE MEETING: The P2P Programme intends to offer to civil society organisations from the beneficiary countries the possibility to visit EU institutions, as well as relevant EU platform organisations, or whenever relevant for the topic of the study visits, also other European, international or national organisations, in order to familiarise themselves with EU structures, policy making process, programmes, policies and best practices. The aim of this study tour is to give participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the EU policies and programmes related to community-based services towards disabled people, as well as to offer them exchange and networking opportunities among themselves and with other European-level civil society organisations active in this field. National and, if possible, regional examples of actions in this field could also be presented to the participants. The study visit is open for the participation of several representatives (up to four per beneficiary) from each of the candidate countries and potential candidates to EU accession. Participants will represent mainly NGOs/associations defending the rights of and/or providing services to people with disabilities. Around 30 participants from civil society organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey will attend the study visit. P2Pstudtours 40259 2/7
  3. 3. Day 1 : Tuesday 23 February 2010 Chair : Ms Aleksandra Čalošević 09:00 Arrival and registration of participants Distribution of welcome package with the list of participants 09:30 Welcome note: introduction on the purpose of the People 2 People Programme (P2P) Ms Magdalena Kleim, Head of Section, People 2 People Programme, Unit D4 - Institution Building, DG Enlargement, European Commission 09:45 Round of table/Ice-breaking: brief verbal presentation, accompanied by materials if available, max. 3 minutes per participant.  Self-introduction by participants  The work of the organisations represented 11:00 Coffee break 11:30 General discussion/Exchange of experience: brief verbal presentation by each delegation, followed by a discussion.  Status of people with disabilities in the society  Main challenges to the provision of community-based services 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 The EU institutions and decision-making process Mr Béla Béres, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission 14:30 Questions and answers 15:00 European Commission support to civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey: The Civil Society Facility (CSF) Ms Karin McDonald, Programme Manager, Unit D3 – Regional Programmes, DG Enlargement, European Commission 15:30 Questions and answers 16:00 Coffee break 16:15 Disability in the enlargement process Mr Julien Desmedt, Task Manager, Unit B3 – Turkey, DG Enlargement, European Commission 16:45 Questions and answers 17:15 End of the first day P2Pstudtours 40259 3/7
  4. 4. Day 2 : Wednesday 24 February 2010 Chair : Ms Aleksandra Čalošević 09:00 Registration of participants 09:15 The role of the EU structural funds in developing community-based services: general provisions and examples of good practice Mr Silvio Grieco, Policy Analyst, Unit G3 – Integration of People with Disabilities, and Ms Bistra Valchanova, Unit A2 – Bulgaria, Hungary, Netherlands, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 10:00 Questions and answers 10:45 Coffee break 11:00 Presentation of the EU Disability Action Plan Mr Erik Somelar, Policy Analyst, Unit G3 – Integration of People with Disabilities, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 11:45 Questions and answers 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 Presentation of the European Disability Forum (EDF) Mr Ask Andersen, Policy Officer, EDF 14:30 Presentation of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) Mr Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, EASPD 15:00 Coffee break 15:30 How to develop strategies to ensure the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and especially of its article 19? Panel discussion with representatives of the EDF and the EASPD 17:30 End of the second day P2Pstudtours 40259 4/7
  5. 5. Day 3 : Thursday 25 February 2010 Venue: Valencia Regional Office in Brussels, Rue de la Loi/ Wetstraat 227 09:15 Arrival and registration of participants 09:30 Welcome address Mr Juan Manuel Revuelta Perez, Director General, Valencia Regional Office in Brussels 09:40 The integration of people with disabilities: the policy of the Comunitat Valenciana (Spain). Best practices from IVADIS (Valencian Institute for Disabled People and Social Action) and the municipality of Alzira. Ms María Sorzano Castellón, Social Affairs, and Mr Jose Manuel Gonzalez Valls, Local Agent of Employment and Development 10:00 Questions and answers 10:45 Departure to the European Economic and Social Committee Venue: European Economic and Social Committee, Jacques Delors Building (room 3252), Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 99, Brussels 11:15 Arrival and registration of participants 11:30  An introduction to the EESC  The EESC and disability Ms Ewa Kaniewska, Administrator, Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship Unit, European Economic and Social Committee A Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (tbc) 12:30 Lunch break Venue: European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak Building (room 4B48), Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, Brussels 14:15 Arrival and registration of participants at the visitor's entrance 14:30  An introduction to the European Parliament  The EP and disability Mr Gergely Polner, Administrator, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament Ms Janina Arsenjeva, Secretariat of the EP Disability Intergroup 16:00 Departure to DG Enlargement P2Pstudtours 40259 5/7
  6. 6. Venue: Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi/ Wetstraat 170 16:30 Meeting of each national delegation with the relevant Desk Officer within DG Enlargement (European Commission) ca. End of the third day 17:30 P2Pstudtours 40259 6/7
  7. 7. Day 4 : Friday 26 February 2010 Chair : Ms Aleksandra Čalošević 08:45 Registration of participants 09:00 Presentation of Inclusion Europe A representative of Inclusion Europe (tbc) 09:30 Presentation of the Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU (COFACE) Ms Céline Simonin, Policy Officer, COFACE 10:00 Presentation of the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) Mr Jan Spooren, General Secretary, EPR 10:30 Coffee break 11:00 How to ensure a good transition from institutional to community-based care? Panel discussion with representatives of Inclusion Europe, the COFACE and the EPR 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 Feedback and evaluation session 15:00 End of the study tour This meeting is being organised by the People 2 People Programme (P2P), Civil Society Facility, DG Enlargement, in the organisational framework of the Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument - TAIEX of the European Commission CHAR 03/149, B - 1049 Brussels Telephone: +32-2-298 11 59, Fax: +32-2-296 76 94 Web sites: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/ http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/services/services.htm Leaflet: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/P2P-Programme/P2PLeaflet_EN.pdf P2Pstudtours 40259 7/7