19/03/2013 - Conference “Quelle solidarité pour les plus démunis après 2013”
UNCCAS and PARLEMENT EUROPÉEN - Bureau d’information en France We have the pleasure to invite you to the conference “Quelle solidarité pour les plus démunis après 2013” that will take on the 19th of March 2013 from 9.30 to 12.30 at the European Parliament in Brussels. This exchange is organised by the UNCCAS in collaboration with the French Information Office of the European Parliament and the support of Elisan. The focus of the meeting will include the future European Fund for the most deprived after 2014, social innovation and the European Social Fund after 2014. The announcement by Lazlo Andor, the European commissioner, to create a European fund for the most vulnerable, shows the willingness of the European commission not to definitively bury the aid provided since the 80's, but to set it up in a different way with several priorities, with another budget format, with new grant conditions. Of course it is a step forward, but stakeholders, including Local authorities, need to be mobilized to have the aid provided (116 millions of European citizens at risk of poverty), in the best conditions! The new European Fund to help the most vulnerable is one of the main concerns of the Elisan network and its members this is why this European interactive event will be organized in Brussels. Here is the link for the compulsory registration and the draft programme: http://www.unccas.org/jsolidarite/ PAY ATTENTION: Limited places are available and the access to the European Parliament follow strict regulations. Note that the event will be held in FRENCH Don’t hesitate to raise awareness about the conference and the issues at stake (dissemination of the invitation, put it on your websites and in newsletters). Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you!
With the support of Elisan - European Network for Local Inclusion and Social Action Network
27/11/2012 - Conference "Energy for all" and Alzheimer Award 2012
On the 27th of November in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee Elisan organised the European conference “Energy for all: what role should the EU play and what steps should it take?", how to help the most vulnerable to cope with increased energy costs, and the “Living with and despite the Alzheimer’s disease” Award Ceremony.
Award call for nomination 2012: Living with and despite Alzheimer’s disease
NEW DEADLINE: 11 JULY 2012
Improving quality of life of people with dementia and their health care assistants either at home or in care homes. In the framework of the European Year on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations and of the Innovation Union, the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer and Elisan have decided to launch a Call for awards. To read the award call click here.
All application should be presented on the specific application – form downloadable on www.osservatoriopolitichesociali.veneto.it and www.ensa-network.eu. The application form shall be written in English or French. The application should be sent by mail to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before 11 July 2012.
24/09/2012 - YOUTH MEETING, Cre-active Young Citizens – 2nd Edition
The Regional Ministry of Social Affairs of the Veneto Region, the Regional Observatory of Social Policies and the municipality of Caorle with the collaboration of the European networks Elisan and Ensa, in the framework of the European for Citizens programme, have organized the 2nd YOUTH MEETING, Cre-active Young Citizens that was held in Caorle on September 24th 2012.
What opportunities for youth? This was the focus of the meeting, with the launch of calls for proposals related to entrepreneurship and employment, active citizenship, film making, music and moments and spaces of debate alternated with performances and entertainment made by and for young people themselves. This meeting has been also an important context to stimulate transnational exchanges contributing to develop a sense of belonging to common European values and encouraging the process of European integration.
21/03/2012 - European year 2012
Participate, present your inityiative and innovation on the European year website, find more on your own wountry initiatives ... Go to the site
08/11/2011 - Elisan 8 November social innovation - go to the synthesis and other documents
Find more about the ELISAN conference taht took lace in Brussels on 8th November 2011
MIND CHANGE, the young Carinthian movement for a better social inclusion of people with disabilities, organized their first European conference from May 2nd to May 4th in Villach, Austria. As Regional Minister of Social Affairs and vice president of ELISAN I had the honour to host this event that got co-organized by the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia/Dpt. of Social Healthcare as academic advisor. To achieve a livable, fearless and equal society for all people including people with disablities a general change of the public mindset is required. To accomplish this, MIND CHANGE forms opinions, eliminates social barriers and organizes a European platform for scientific and knowledge transfer, best practice examples and cooperation. The main topics of the conference covered the areas of social inclusion in society, education and work place, as well as legal rights and standards, science and technology for inclusion, inclusive environment, inclusive education and occupation, ways of inclusive perception and communication and the improvement of quality of life and health promotion for disabled people in general. The combination of scientific knowledge, practical experience and many different points of view created an atmosphere for open discussions, new ideas and concepts for independent living, better access to education and employment as well as ageing with disabilities. Highly acknowledged speakers and visitors from more than ten European countries, among them representatives from universities, social and public institutions as well as self-representatives, attended the conference. Over 50 professional papers from eleven European countries got submitted for the conference. Scientists, practicing experts, self-representatives, social services, public and political decision makers, business representatives were the main participants of this process. In a greeting note Mr. Laszlo Andor, the European Commissioner for social affairs and inclusion pointed out the focus of the European Union on social inclusion of people with disabilities and the importance of events like the MIND CHANGE conference in order to raise the necessary awareness in this field. At the welcoming reception ELISAN President Assessore Remo Sernagiotto congratulated MIND CHANGE for this valuable contribution on inclusion. He emphasized that independent living of an ageing society has become a major issue already and will become even more important in the near future regarding the socio-demographic changes in European society. At the Gala evening MIND CHANGE Awards were granted to scientists for outstanding papers, to an initiator of a legal change, to the founder of the Alpine-Adriatic INCLUSIA project and to individuals and organizations pushing independent living of people with disabilities. The Award winners came from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Sweden. Dr. Thomas Stenitzer, president of MIND CHANGE announced an upcoming conference in May 2013 in Carinthia and invited the present audience to both actively participate in the process and spread the word. Further detailed information will follow on www.mindchange.org
Regional Minister Christian Ragger Vice President d’Elisan