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DI Greece: Technical Support on deinstitutionalisation (DI) process in Greece

The DI Greece project aims to provide technical assistance to the Greek government on deinstitutionalisation (DI). It aims to strengthen their capacity in implementing the process, to support the design of reforms and to define and implement appropriate processes and methodologies.

Across the European Union, hundreds of thousands of persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, older people and children live in segregated institutions. These were originally created to provide care, food and shelter, but proved to be harmful to their quality of life and participation in the community and wider society.

Greece is among the Member States in which the European Commission identified the need for deinstitutionalisation (DI) reforms to create support systems in the community. 
 

The Technical Support on deinstitutionalisation (DI) process in Greece project aims to provide assistance to the Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in:

  1. Completing the DI national Strategy, Roadmap and Action Plan methodologies and procedures enable the effective implementation of the deinstitutionalisation process;
  2. Defining and implementing processes and methodologies to run and manage the DI programme;
  3. Creating tools for a clear communication with individuals and key stakeholders involved in the deinstitutionalisation process allows to have adequate support structures in place in the community;
  4. Developing and providing training programmes to support the DI process for staff and managers have the skills and knowledge to implement the deinstitutionalisation process.

Funding

This project is funded by the European Union via the Structural Reform Support Programme and implemented in co-operation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support.
Grant agreement number: SRSS/S2019/02

Results:

Component 1: Development of a roadmap and action plan

  • Strategic review of the Greek social care system EN  GR
  • ­National DI strategy EN  GR
  • Roadmap for the implementation of the DI strategy EN  GR
  • Action plan accompanying the DI strategy EN  GR
  • Roadmap for the consultation with relevant stakeholders EN  GR

Component 2:   Development of methodologies and procedures for DI

  • Needs assessment protocol developed and adapted to Greek context EN  GR
  • Mapping exercise and analysis/review of support services and procedures implemented in the community in GreeceEN  GR
  • Factsheets on best practices on community-based living EN  GR
  • Guidelines on standard procedures on DI, including recommendations tailored to the Greek context EN  GR
  • Guidelines on support procedures in community-based care settings, including recommendations tailored to the Greek contextEN   GR
  • E-monitoring tool EN GR

Component 3:   Training of key staff involved in the DI process

  • Training course for trainers of social workers working in community-based services (also available on our knowledge hub platform, D-LoT) EN  GR
  • Training course for trainers of managers working in community-based services (also available on our knowledge hub platform, D-LoT) EN  GR
  • DI monitoring framework EN  GR and subsequent training EN GR
  • Training needs analysis and recommendations on trainings, qualifications and staff needs EN  GR
  • National DI training programme EN  GR

Component 4:   Communication, outreach and cooperation with local communities

 Component 5: Assistance in the implementation of the pilot programmes

  • Roadmap on how to deinstitutionalise a setting including 2 chapters: one focused on the needs of individuals and one focused on the needs of staff EN GR

Duration

From May 2019 to July 2021.

Project Partners

  • In this project EASPD collaborates with the European Commission and Greek authorities. The role of EASPD will be to provide consistent expert advice to the Greek authorities in the overall coordination and at practical level, bringing know-how from its extensive European network and providing the conditions for sustainable implementation.

Contact details

Irene Bertana
+32 2 233 7722
irene.bertana@easpd.eu

 


 

This activity is funded by the European Union via the Structural Reform Support Programme and in co-operation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support.