The 'Checklist to ensure EU-funded measures contribute to independent living by developing and ensuring access to family-based and community-based services', published by the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) and Hope and homes for children, will serve as a new tool to ensure that EU funding goes to inclusion purposes and is not misused. The ultimate goal is to have more EU citizens benefit from such funds, and for independent living to be one of the priorities of the 2021-2027 period strategy.
The Checklist aims to support desk officers in analysing the effectiveness of the measures with the legal and policy framework in the fields of:
- De-institutionalisation towards the community-based model for children, persons with disabilities, persons suffering from mental conditions and elderly people;
- Developing of high-quality community-based services;
- Preventing children, with and without disabilities, to be separated from their families;
- Prevention of institutionalisation of children, persons with disabilities, persons suffering from mental conditions, homeless people, elderly people.