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GUIDELINES  for  ABSTRACTS

XIV EU CONFERENCE SMES

LISBON 16–17-18 March 2017

Dignity  and  Wellbeing : TOGETHER  
it’s  possible change through
exchange

Rome
1992

2017
Lisbon

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 INVITATION

SMES-Europa  invite you and your Institution, especially involved in the social and health field to participate in the XIV European SMES Seminar: ‘Dignity & Well-being’,  which will take place in Lisbon on 16-17-18 March 2017. 

TOGETHER  we hope to find more adequate and coherent answer to these people living in extreme poverty conditions and suffering of mental health problems. The number increasing and life conditions are worst, in reason not only of financial, but more of structural society crisis. Faced to this situation, possible will be two kind of positions : the simple resignation to fatalism, or to react in all possible way,  with the unique aim to change for dignify life , but  together!

"When the solution of complex situations concerning homeless people, in permanent way on the streets, shelters, squat and in extreme precariousness and poverty conditions, seems impossible,  HOW  to intervene ? "

YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION  with the contribution of  experienceknowledge,  competence  of all participants particularly attentive to the conditions of people living in permanent way on the streets   (squats, shelters…) with important health/MH problems, will be at basis of European exchanges and inter-visions concerning the pathways and the interventions for homeless and mentally ill people.

Through the analysis of the profiles /life (study of cases) of these people in conditions of extreme deprivation and degradation, we would like to listen their voices and understand their assistance request, in order to improve adequate, effective and coherent  answers and ensuring for each person  dignity and well-being  promoting and facilitating the access to fundamental right and to basic citizen services.

MAIN OBJECTIVES  of these workshops 'Dignity & Well-being project’, is :

  • PERSON:  meet, listen, deepest understand, the voice of people home-less,   health-less,  hope-less…. excluded;
    evaluate the causes & factors of this deprivation and why they seems to refuse offer of institutional support

  • PRACTICES   identify some innovative practices,  coherent projects and efficient program ;
    recommend some absolute priorities in social & health policies and programs.

GENERAL TOPICS  : the workshops will focus attention on relation and interaction between each individual homeless  and  social & health providers of services as:   

A.      Assistance in emergency : shelters, drop inn centres; dispensaries ...

B.      Mental health services in Institutions  and  in Community  -  mobile units

C.      Supported housing; community housing; solidarity apartments... 

D.      Recovery - Resilience:  re-capacitation;  role in  society

Outreach (E)  and  Migration (F)  subjects  are present in transversal way  in each different workshop  

CALL for ABSTRACT  If you are interested in participate in active way with an oral presentation or poster, please send us a draft concerning your intervention that you would like to propose or about  Person  or about Practice, through:

Oral Presentation   -   Poster   -   Video   in one of these sectors where you are more active & competent :

A)      Assistance,     B)  Health,    C)  Housing,     D)  Resilience - re-capacitation,  (others:  E. outreach  -  F. Migration)

Please send us back before 15 February  -   your  registration and  your  abstract  :

Ø  ABSTRACT ABOUT PERSON :  WHY some homeless people - with mental health problems - rough sleeping in permanent way or in emergency centres & squats - frequently - giving the impression to refuse any institutional offer of assistance & integration?  (cf. protocol of profiles)

Ø  ABSTRACT ABOUT PRACTICE:  HOW  these services to person   – TOGETHER – contribute to promote 
                                                                          Dignity & Well-being ?

Please send us back  as  soon as possible,   your  registration and  your abstract:    before the  15 February   - 

Ø  ABSTRACT ABOUT PERSON :  WHY some homeless people - with mental health problems - rough sleeping in permanent way or in emergency centres & squats - frequently - giving the impression to refuse any institutional offer of assistance & integration?  (cf. protocol of profiles)       or / and

Ø  ABSTRACT ABOUT PRACTICE:  HOW  these services to person   – TOGETHER – contribute to promote 
                                                           Dignity & Well-being ? 
                                                          
Innovative projects - Difficulties - Proposed solutions - Priorities - Recommendations
 

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