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EASPD Provider Forum Poland

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00
Challenges of deinstitutionalisation: staff and their skills

Date: 14th June 2021
Time: 14.00 -16.00 


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The seminar will focus on the current stage of development of the Strategy for deinstitutionalisation of social services in Poland, as well as on the context of the demand for specialised social services staff. The speakers will be experts and practitioners actively involved in the process of developing community-based services. We will also present of European achievements in preparing staff for implementation of the deinstitutionalisation process. 

The event will feature English and Polish interpretation.


Moderator: Marta Sokołowska 



  •  James Crowe (President of EASPD) 

14:10 - 15:40

  • Staff training approaches in deinstitutionalisation process in Europe - Maarit Aalto (Expert in moving from Institutions to community based settings) 
  • Progress in developing the government’s Strategy for Deinstitutionalisation of social services in Poland - Cezary Miżejewski (Working Community of Associations of Social Organisations - WRZOS) 
  • The role of local authorities in the implementation of the Strategy - Paweł Parus (Marshal's Representative for Persons with Disabilities) 
  • Results of the CISCOS project - Magdalena Kocejko (Independent Expert on Deinstitutionalisation)
  • Expectations of people with disabilities and their environment towards the effects of the deinstitutionalisation process - Iwona Simon and Małgorzata Bulczak (Ja też),Paweł Bilski (Oczami brata)  
  • Staff training – practical aspects - Anna Puławska-Rodzik (Eudajmonia Foundation)  
  • European Care Certificate (ECC) - Ewa Kordaczuk (Fundacja Laurentius) 


Questions & Answers session  


Final remarks

  • James Crowe (President of EASPD)