Quality Services in Ensuring and Promoting Community Inclusion

Quality Services in Ensuring and Promoting Community Inclusion, 10 December 2019, Prato, Italy

On December 10th, EPR held a National Awareness Raising Event in Prato, Italy. The event was organised by EPR together with Fondazione Crida, a local organisation that brings together many structures, projects, initiatives and professionals who have been dealing with health, socio-health and psycho-social rehabilitation for over thirty years. It was attended by approximately 70 people. The event aimed to gather professionals around a moment for sharing ideas and good practices, from a local (Prato) to a European dimension. Thanks to the participation of experts at regional, national and international level, a wide range of experiences and reflections were showcased:

-INTERCULTURALITY – Similarities and differences in the perception and representation of people with disabilities in different cultural contexts.
-QUALITY OF SERVICES – which tools help to evaluate, maintain, certify and communicate quality of services, guaranteeing and promoting the rights of people with disabilities.
-LEISURE TIME – Consolidated, sustainable and innovative projects that contribute to trigger inclusive processes in the artistic, recreational and sports fields within local communities.

The mayor of Prato and a representative of the region of Tuscany joined the event together with the President of Crida, the Director of the Mental Health Area of ​​the AUSL Toscana Centro and a Programme Manager at Oxfam Italy between others. Valentin Brecelj (representing EQUASS and EPR member URI) introduced the theme of Quality of services, explaining the functioning, objectives and applications of EQUASS and how it supports inclusion and quality of life.

>> Follow up information on this event will be soon available on the EPR website here.

The photo shows the audience listening to V Brecelj speaking about EQUASS
These events receive financial support from the European Union, from the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi