Common European Guidelines on De

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Transcript Common European Guidelines on De

Toolkit on the use of EU funds to
support de-institutionalisation
Ines Bulic
European Network on Independent Living
European Expert Group on the Transition from
Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG)
22 May 2014
Overview of the presentation
 Using Structural Funds (ESF & ERDF) to
support the right to live in the community
 Lessons learned 2007 – 2013
 EU Legal & Policy framework on social
inclusion
 Regulatory framework for 2014 – 2020
 Using the Toolkit
Using Structural Funds to support the
right to live in the community 1/2
 Member States can use the European Social
Fund (ESF) to support:
 Development of services, including early
intervention, family support, foster care, personal
assistance, rehabilitation, community-based
residential support, independent living schemes
and supported employment
 Development of qualified workforce
 Management of the change process
 Capacity building of NGOs
Using Structural Funds to support the
right to live in the community 2/2
 Member States can use the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to
support:
 Targeted investments in mainstream health and
social infrastructure, education, housing and
specialised services where necessary
 Making existing infrastructure accessible to people
with disabilities
Lessons learned 2007 - 2013
 Lack of clear direction on developing alternatives to
institutional care
 Residential institutions reconstructed, expanded and
built
 Restrictive interpretations of the rules for Structural
Funds
 Lack of transparency
 Poor monitoring and evaluation
 Barriers faced by smaller to mid-size NGOs when
applying for and implementing SF projects
EU Legal & Policy framework on
social inclusion
 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (ratified by the CR in 2009 & EU in 2010)
 Europe 2020 Strategy: fighting poverty and social
exclusion
 European Semester: National Reform Programmes
and Country-Specific Recommendations
 Social Investment Package
 Communication on ESF
 Recommendation on Children
Regulatory framework 2014 - 2020
Common Provisions Regulation
Fund specific Regulations (ESF &
ERDF Regulations)
European Code of Conduct on
Partnership
Draft Guidance on Ex-ante
Conditionalities
Explicit support for DI in the
Structural Funds Regulations
 “Transition from institutional care to community-based
services” is an investment priority in the ESF & ERDF
Regulation (Art. 8 & Art.5(9))
 “The ESF should not support any action that contributes to
segregation or to social exclusion.” (Recital 19, ESF Reg)
 At least 20% of ESF to support social inclusion. (A. 4(2), ESF)
 “CBS should cover all forms of […] services which support
the right of all persons to live in the community, with an
equality of choices, and which seek to prevent isolation or
segregation from the community.” (Recital 16, ERDF Reg)
Common Provisions Regulation: Ex ante
conditionalities
 Thematic – under the investment priority on the
“transition from institutional to community-based
services”:
“A national strategic framework for poverty reduction
[…] is in place that: [...] depending on the identified
needs, includes measures for the shift from
institutional to community-based care”
 General – The existence of “administrative capacity
for the implementation and application” of the UN
CRPD in the field of ESI Funds.
Commission’s Position Paper on
the Czech Republic for 2014 - 2020
 The SF should fund the following priorities and
specific objectives:
 “Target early-childhood education and care
services (by increasing offer and ensuring quality)
[...] with a particular focus on the prevention of
children’s placement in institutional care.”
 “Support the transition from institutional care to
community-based care services for children,
people with disabilities or mental disorders and the
elderly.”
European Code of Conduct on
Partnership
 A framework for involving partners in the programming,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Structural
Funds.
 “Partnership implies close cooperation between public
authorities, economic and social partners and bodies
representing civil society at national, regional and local
levels throughout the whole programme cycle consisting of
preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.”
(Recital 2)
 Should include groups at “highest risk of discrimination or
social exclusion, in particular persons with disabilities.”
(Recital 4)
Using the Toolkit
 The Toolkit aims to help Member States and the
European Commission:
 Ensure that at the programming stage de-institutionalisation
is included and that the established priorities and actions
correspond to the real needs.
 At the stage of implementation, ensure that projects
selected for funding support genuine community-based
options, rather than smaller institutions.
 Ensure that what is being monitored and evaluated is
whether the measures supported by SF facilitated social
inclusion of those in institutional care or at risk of
institutionalisation.
 Ensure meaningful involvement of the civil society at all
stages.
Elements of the Toolkit
Main
principles and
the legal
context
Programming
stage
Implementati
on
• What we
mean by DI
• Human rights
argument for
DI
• Potential of
EU funds
• Legal context:
SF regulations
2014-2020
• European
Code of
Conduct on
Partnership
• Checklist for
Partnership
contracts
• Indicative list
of actions for
ESF and ERDF
• Output and
result
indicators for
ESF and ERDF
• Operational
Programmes
checklists
• Checklist for
the selection
of projects
Monitoring
and
evaluation
• Checklist for
monitoring
• Lessons
learned 20072013
• Checklist for
evaluations
IPA II
• Checklist for
IPA II funded
projects
Further information
Common European Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation & Toolkit on the Use of EU
Funds in Czech
www.deinstitutionalisationguide.eu
Toolkit (Revised) available in June 2014!
Ines Bulic - [email protected]
Thank you!