CALL for WORKSHOPS

8th SMES Seminar - Prague 17-19 June 2004

   The workshops will constitute the core of the seminar.

The five partner countries in Dignity and Health 5-Projects working on the proposed five topics, and each of local co-ordinator will act as chairperson of the one of 5 workshops which will compose the Prague Seminar, and with another european expert, as animator of session.
In this initial phase you are kindly asked to express your preference – before the 1st  APRIL – for one of the workshops, offering proposals and concrete suggestions.

The second phase will begin in April, after the small Warsaw seminar, when the Health and Dignity –5P partners will contact individually all those who have shown an interest, in order to finalise contributions within the general framework of the programme.

This is where reflection on an exchange of ideas should be translated into proposals of integrated and innovational practices, planned synergetic strategies and a denunciation of the contradictions and failings in five of the ten exclusion factors which ought to be converted into inclusion factors

  1. low/inadequate income,
  2. low quality or absence of employment,
  3. low level of education and training and illiteracy
  4. health problems and difficult living conditions,
  5. housing problems and homelessness.

WORKSHOP TOPICS:  You are keenly advised - in preparing your participation in workshop - to read: JOINT REPORT ON SOCIAL INCLUSION ,  and/or the NAP/incl of your country.  (cf. LINKS)

1.  Health /mental health:  Right - Access - Services
       No Dignity without Health - No Health without Mental Health
  

  Neil DAVIS  

Czech Republic

 

Objective : To increase the knowledge of the participants about “EU law and application - common objectives – appropriate practices”, with reference to the NAPs Inc. and to JIM. To analyse the efficient practices and the legislation (concretely and daily applied !..) about health & social system in order to propose innovative and adequate instruments for the promotion of equal access to : RIGHTS - HEALTH - SOCIAL SERVICES and  ADEQUATE RESOURCES, for excluded people.
Questions:  
1.
  What kind of barriers make hard the acces to health services for excluded people, especially homeless ?
     And in simmetric way barriers who make difficult for mental illnes people the access to social services, especially
     housing services ?

2.  When the barriers and /or the insufficiences are "structural - insitutional - individual : in what way it's possible to reduce
     or surround or broken in order to facilitate "reciprocal access at part of responsability in co-working
Does the NAPS &
     JIM increase the accessibility and quality of Health & Mental Health Services for disadvantaged people by preventing,
     assisting and accompanying this vulnerable, marginalised, and excluded people or not ?
3.  Does these ensure a sustainable inclusion and active participation in citizenship ?

2Resources:  decent income &
       adequate resources for good health

  Marieta RADU  

Romania

 


Background
(few lines from Join Report 2003 about NAP/Incl)

The income & health- A substantial number of people living above a relative income poverty line may not be able to satisfy at least one of the needs identified as basic, due to the detrimental influence of such factors as health condition, security of work income, need of extra care for elderly or disabled members of the household, etc.
There is much evidence that children growing up in poverty tend to do less well educationally, have poorer health..

The Poor Health:  There is a widespread understanding that poor health is both a cause and a consequence of wider socio-economic difficulties. The overall health status of the population tends to be weaker in lower income groups. The percentage of people claiming their health to be (very) bad was significantly higher for those below the risk of poverty line than for those above it in the Union ... the strong correlation between poor health and poverty and exclusion. Particularly vulnerable groups such as the Roma and Travellers have poor life expectancy and higher rates of infant mortality. This correlation depends on various factors but in particular on the extent to which adverse social and environmental factors, which are experienced disproportionately by people on low incomes, can make it difficult for individuals to make healthier choices.

Reflections & Questions:  

 

3. HOUSE: right - accessibility  & quality - barriers
      NO DIGNITY without equal access to House RIGHT
      NO HEALTH without decent & sustainable HOUSE

  Douhomir MINEV  

Bulgaria

 


Background
(few lines from Join Report 2003 about NAP/Incl)

Reflections & Questions
:  

A.  “Home – chez-soi” as a fundamental right of all person !  In what way the legislations and local administrative
      disposition guaranteed the divers “alternative” to "street" and to "institution", in order to insure the real “dignity” of
      person who is in disadvantaged and vulnerable conditions ? 
B.   People suffering of “psychical/mental disturb” has – as all people - the right to “h
ouse” and what kind of "house" ?
      *   before: in order to prevent hospitalisation;
      *  during: in order to propose alternative to institutionalisation;
      *  after: in order to support and monitoring a sustainable “home life”.
C.
  In what way the the NAPS & JIM increase the accessibility & quality to Home and to Housing services for
      disadvantaged people by preventing, assisting and accompanying this vulnerable, marginalised, and excluded people
      (all the kind of "home-less...") ?
D.  
What local application, daily practices, pilot projects ?…:  Does these ensure a sustainable inclusion and active
      participation in housing management?
Difficulties, solutions & proposals…

4. Job :  no dignity and no health without job right.

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Background (few lines from Join Report 2003 about NAP/Incl)

Reflections & Questions:  

1.  “Job” as a fundamental right of all person !  In what way the legislations and local administrative disposition
      guaranteed the divers “alternative” to ""employment" and to labour "market", in order to insure the real “dignity” of
       person who is in disadvantaged and vulnerable conditions ?  For ex. : illegal immigrants ?
2.  The "job" before all, before charity, before housing, before treatment !
     A
ny people in order to affirm "self dignity" and find again "health and well being"
     to claim before all the job ! Job not necessarily at place of house & treatment, when
      necessary, but every time with  !...
     What kind of initiative propose "local authorities" - "administrators" - "trade
     Union" -  "Organisation" ?...      
3.  People suffering of “psychical/mental disturb” has – as all people - the right to “job” and what kind of "job" ?
     *   Adequate & Correct : in order to respect dignity and health, promoting training  ..
     *   Remunerated : in order to propose remuneration in justice any alternatives to ...
     *  Participative:  in order to insure support and monitoring a sustainable “home life”.
4.  
In what way the NAPS & JIM increase the accessibility & quality of Job and to Job services for vulnerable &
     disadvantaged people by preventing, assisting and accompanying this vulnerable, marginalised, and excluded people
         ...... (all the kind of "home-less...") ?
5. 
What local application, daily practices, pilot projects ?…:  Does these ensure a sustainable inclusion and active
     participation in job management?
Difficulties, solutions & proposals…

5. Education & street the children and young people
      of the street  without right,  dignity  and  health
 

Latvia


Background : In most countries children experience levels of income poverty that are higher than those for adults. Material deprivation among children must be a matter of serious concern, as it is generally recognised to affect their development and future opportunities. In 2001, rates of poverty risk for children were of 24% or more in Spain, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Differences in the persistence of child poverty relative to adults are also significant (12% as against 9% for the EU as a whole), which suggests that specific factors shape the risks of poverty faced by children relative to those faced by the entire population.
We must prevent early school leaving and promote smooth transition from school to work.
*  We must develop a focus on eliminating child poverty and social exclusion among children;


Reflections & Questions:  

1.  “Education” as a fundamental right of all person !  In what way the legislations and local administrative disposition
      guaranteed...., in order to protect and insure the real “dignity - well being - happy living” for children who live in
      disadvantaged and vulnerable conditions ?...
2.  From "institutionalisation" in large and anonymous college to family small communities.... 
3.  The "school of the street"
in on side and in other side what are the new opportunities & alternatives proposed as
      education and protection against exploitation, violence, "body market"..., illegal job... 
4.  The proposed future for children suffering of “lack of identity models" .... as alternative to "addiction" and "band"
.
5.  
In what way the NAPS & JIM increase the respect, protection and evolution for the children in society....
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