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Technical support on deinstitutionalisation process in Greece

The final conference of the 'Planning inclusion in Greece' project will mark the official launch of the Greek Deinstitutionalisation Strategy.

Wednesday 30 June 2021,
09:00 - 12:30 Brussels Time, 
10:00 – 13:30 Greek time


Across the EU, hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities, mental health problems, older people and children live segregated in institutions. These institutions were originally created to provide care, food and shelter, but have proved to be harmful for their quality of life and participation in their 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 country requested technical support for the government and stakeholders in:

  1. Completing the DI national Strategy, Roadmap and Action Plan;
  2. Defining and implementing processes and methodologies to run and manage the DI programme;
  3. Developing a communication and outreach strategy with communication materials, and support plan for receiving communities;
  4. Developing and providing training programmes to support the DI process.

These objectives were reached over the last two years with the support of EASPD, experts and stakeholders representing different sectors in society including the three target groups of the reform: children (including children with disabilities), adults with disabilities and older people with support needs.

Join us for our final conference as we mark the official launch of the Greek Deinstitutionalisation Strategy, its Action Plan the Strategic Roadmap and of the many tools created with the project. Civil society, public authorities and key participants will look to evaluate the process and discuss the key elements for a successful DI transition.