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					   EUROPEAN COMMISSION – EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES DG




             Social protection and social integration

   Social protection and social inclusion: policy coordination




       Open Call for Proposals - VP/2004/004

           UNDER BUDGET LINE 04.040202
                              2005


SECOND TRANSNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.   INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXT OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS ................. 3

2.   PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS ............................ 4

3.   RESULTS OF THE SELECTION OF PROPOSALS ....................................................... 6

4.   DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSALS SELECTED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS VP/2004/04 ..................................................................... 10
     4.1. ASB Schuldnerberatungen GmbH .................................................................. 11
     4.2. AGE - THE EUROPEAN OLDER PEOPLE'S PLATFORM ....................................... 12
     4.3. MENTAL HEALTH EUROPE - SANTE MENTALE EUROPE.................. 13
     4.4. Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants ............. 14
     4.5. Quartiers en Crise - European Regeneration Areas' Network......................... 16
     4.6. AS CYPRUS COLLEGE................................................................................ 17
     4.7. CJD EUTIN     IM CHRISTLICHEN JUGENDDORFWERK DEUTSCHLANDS
             GEMEINNÜTZIGER E.V. ..................................................................................... 18

     4.8. HESSISCHE STAATSKANZLEI ............................................................................ 20
     4.9. EUROPEAN PROFILES S.A......................................................................... 22
     4.10. CRUZ ROJA ESPAÑOLA -SPANISH RED CROSS.................................... 23
     4.11. Directorate-General for Community and Civic Affairs .................................. 25
     4.12. CELODIN Central European Local Development Information
           Network........................................................................................................... 27
     4.13. Hungarian Foundation for Self-reliance.......................................................... 28
     4.14. European Anti -Poverty Network Ireland Limited.......................................... 29
     4.15. Mayo County Council ..................................................................................... 30
     4.16. Associazione Amici dei Bambini.................................................................... 32
     4.17. City of Venice ................................................................................................. 33
     4.18. Collegamento Italiano Lotta Alla Povertà - EAPN BASILICATA ................ 34
     4.19. Istituto degli Innocenti .................................................................................... 36
     4.20. Tilburg University........................................................................................... 37
     4.21. Fundacja Centrum Organizacji Pozyczkowych (Microfinance Centre) ......... 38
     4.22. REDE EUROPEIA ANTI-POBREZA / PORTUGAL REAPN.................... 39
     4.23. Transport & Travel Research .......................................................................... 40
     4.24. Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion...................................................... 41




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1.     INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXT OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS


Following the introduction under Articles 136 and 137 of the Amsterdam Treaty of the fight
against social exclusion among the social policy provisions, the European Parliament and the
Council agreed on the establishment of a five year programme of Community action to
encourage co-operation between Member States to combat social exclusion to run between 2002
and end 20061.

The Community action programme is intended as a key tool to support and advance the
implementation of the Open Method of Co-ordination on poverty and social inclusion (OMC),
established by the Lisbon European Council in March 2000. It is meant to contribute to this goal
in three essential ways: first, by improving the understanding of social exclusion and poverty;
secondly, by organising exchanges on policies and promoting mutual learning in the context of
national action plans; and, thirdly, by developing the capacity of actors to address social
exclusion and poverty effectively, and to promote innovative approaches.

To these ends the Community action programme is divided into three strands. Strand 1 supports
research and analysis, Strand 2 promotes policy co-operation and mutual learning and Strand 3
supports the participation of the various actors and networking at European level.

In 2002, under Strand 2 of the action programme, the Commission launched the first
Transnational Exchange Programme (TEP), aiming at promoting and supporting the
organisation of exchanges and promoting mutual learning between Member States, candidate
countries and EFTA and EEA countries2. The first Transnational Exchange Programme was
developed in two phases with Phase I being a nine month preparatory phase with the aim of
supporting the creation of solid partnerships and the development of projects, for which some 65
projects were selected. For Phase II of the TEP 31 projects were selected and are receiving
support, in principle, for a two year period.

A new call for proposals to promote transnational exchanges on learning and best practice was
launched in November 2004. This was the first call for proposals for transnational exchange
projects to take place in the context of an enlarged Union while also covering the Candidate
Countries (Bulgaria and Romania) and the EFTA/EEA countries. It was also the last call for this
kind of projects during the life of the current Community Action Programme.

This second Transnational exchange programme is part of a wider package aiming at
accompanying and supporting more strongly the NAPs' process.

To complement this call the Commission has launched mid 2005 a specific call for proposals
focused on encouraging transnational analysis and debate about policy measures that have
emerged as of key importance in the NAPs/inclusion of Member States. Under this call, the
actions foreseen could take the forms of policy oriented research studies on topics of
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       1
                Decision n° 50/2002/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 7 December 2001 – OJ, L
       10 of 12.01.2002.
       2
                The TEP is one of the two means for promoting transnational exchange and co-operation under the
       Community action programme. The other main mean is a programme of peer reviews examining specific
       policies being implemented by Member States, which runs since 2004.


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transnational relevance for assessing the appropriateness of methods, instruments and indicators
of the OMC on Poverty and Social Exclusion and impact assessments of specific policy measures
or institutions carried out at national level.

The purpose of promoting transnational exchanges as part of the Community Action Programme
is to support the implementation of the Open Method of Co-ordination and in particular the
development and implementation of the NAPs/inclusion. In this regard, projects selected under
this call for proposals (VP 2004/004) will coincide with the implementation of the 2003-2005
NAPs/inclusion of the EU-10 Member States, their one year extension to 2006 and the
implementation of the 2004-2006 NAPs/inclusion of the new Member States. They will also
overlap with the preparation of the 2006 NAPs/inclusion by all 25 Member States. These will be
developed in the context of the new "streamlined" social protection and social inclusion process
and taking into account the midterm review of the social inclusion and other Lisbon processes
during 2004 and early 2005.


2.     PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Applications submitted could propose policy co-operation and exchange on any aspect of poverty
and social exclusion that is covered under the Common Objectives agreed at Nice. However,
given the emphasis in this programme on supporting the implementation and further development
of National Action Plans against poverty and social exclusion, special priority has been given to
proposals addressing issues emerging from the second round of National Action Plans by the
EU15 and identified in the Joint Report on Social Inclusion and the first round of National
Action plans by the EU10.

The 2004 Joint Report on Social Inclusion and the Commission Communication on Social
Inclusion in the EU-10 Member States (based on an analysis of the JIMs) provide important
assessments of the state of the social inclusion process and identify both clear policy priorities
and important institutional and organisational issues in relation to tackling poverty and social
exclusion.

The Commission was keen to receive applications which aim to foster co-operation and exchange
both on particular policy areas and on the development of institutional approaches which can
underpin social inclusion policies. Proposals could concern with more than one policy area or
institutional mechanism or combine an interest in both a particular policy area and institutional
approach or mechanism.

Applications were specifically focussed on contributing to the implementation and the
development of the NAPs/inclusion.

The following areas were of particular interest in this call for proposals:

Key policy issues:

         –   strengthening active labour market policies for the most excluded
         –   ensuring adequate and accessible social protection systems for all while ensuring
             incentives to work
         –   increasing access to decent services (housing, health, lifelong learning, financial
             services & transport)
         –   preventing early school leaving and fight against illiteracy


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–   preventing and tackling homelessness
–   preventing and tackling over-indebtedness
–   eliminating child poverty
–   promoting inclusion of people with disabilities
–   promoting inclusion of immigrants and ethnic minorities, including Roma, Gypsies
    and Travellers, and other groups experiencing extreme poverty and exclusion
–   supporting families and social networks
–   taking account of serious regional differences in poverty and exclusion and between
    urban and rural areas
    Main institutional issues:

–   strengthening the mainstreaming and coordination of social inclusion policies,
    especially their link to budgetary decisions and Structural Funds
–   developing regional and local NAPs
–   deepening the participation of those experiencing poverty, NGOs and social partner
    organisations in the process
–   increasing political leadership and public debate and awareness of the process
–   improving the quality and timeliness of data and ensuring that indicators used
    capture the multi-dimensionality of social exclusion and the reality of life on very
    low incomes (e.g. deprivation indicators)
–   developing appropriate targets
–   improving the evaluation and monitoring of policies
    Such priority areas were indicative. Other topics or themes were also considered
    provided there was a clear justification to what extent they fit the overall political
    priorities of the social inclusion process and link to the NAPs/incl process.




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   3.     RESULTS OF THE SELECTION OF PROPOSALS



                          Table 1: Number of Applications by Country



        Country        N° of applications   N° of recommended      N° of times a country is
                         by country of        applications by     represented by a partner
                             origin          country of origin   in a successful application
Austria                         3                    1                        6
Belgium                        7                     0                        4
Belgium/Intern. Org.           14                    4                        5
Cyprus                          3                    1                        2
Czech Republic                  0                    0                        6
Denmark                         1                    0                        0
Estonia                         1                    0                        0
Finland                         0                    0                        5
France                          6                    0                        3
Germany                        14                    2                       12
Greece                          4                    1                        9
Hungary                        11                    2                        9
Ireland                         6                    2                        3
Italy                          22                    4                        9
Latvia                          3                    0                        1
Lithuania                       1                    0                        2
Luxembourg                      0                    0                        0
Malta                           1                    0                        0
Netherlands                     2                    1                        3
Poland                          3                    1                        3
Portugal                        6                    1                        3
Slovakia                        0                    0                        4
Slovenia                        3                    0                        4
Spain                           7                    2                       13
United Kingdom                 13                    2                        9

Candidate countries
Bulgaria                       1                    0                        2
Romania                        1                    0                        9
Other countries
Norway                         1                    0                        1

TOTAL                         134                  24                       127




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                        Number of applications per country             IT 22
                                                                       BE/INT 14
                                                                       DE 14
                                                                       UK 13
                               1 1 1 10
                         1 1 1                                         HU 11
                             MT BGFIN
                       2 EELT NO RO  SE
                                     LU
                                     CZ
                                     SK
                   3    DK                          22                 BE 7
                      NL
              3    SI                               IT                 ES 7
            3 PL
           LV                                                          FR 6
      3
     CY                                                                IE 6

 3                                                                     PT 6
AT                                                                     EL 4
  4                                                                    AT 3
 EL
                                                                       CY 3
                                                                14
                                                              BE/INT   LV 3
 6
PT                                                                     PL 3
                                                                       SI 3
                                                                       NL 2
 6
IE                                                                     DK 1
                                                                       EE 1
                                                                       LT 1
      6                                                      14
                                                             DE        MT 1
     FR
                                                                       NO 1
                                                                       BG 1
           7
          ES                                                           RO 1
                                                                       CZ 0
                    7                               13
                                                    UK                 FIN 0
                   BE
                                   11                                  LU 0
                                   HU
                                                                       SE 0
                                                                       SK 0




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                                                   Table 2: List of selected projects


     MS Organisation                 title of project
1    AT ASB Schuldnerberatungen GmbH FINANCIAL EDUCATION & BETTER ACCESS TO ADEQUATE FINANCIAL
                                     SERVICES

2    BE AGE - The European Older             AGE/INC: DEVELOPING THE ROLE OF OLDER PEOPLE EXPERIENCING
          People's Platform                  POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND
                                             FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL ACTION PLANS AGAINST
                                             POVERTY
3    BE MENTAL HEALTH EUROPE                 GOOD PRACTICES FOR COMBATING SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF PEOPLE
          SANTE MENTALE EUROPE               WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

4    BE Platform for International
          Cooperation on Undocumented        ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS
          Migrants
5    BE Quartiers en crise – European
        Regeneration Areas' Network          RE-START : INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TACKLING EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING

6    CY AS CYPRUS COLLEGE                    INTEGRATING CHILDREN'S PERSPECTIVES IN POLICY MAKING TO
                                             COMBAT POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION EXPERIENCED BY SINGLE
                                             PARENT FAMILIES : A TRANSNATIONAL COMPARATIVE APPROACH
7    DE CJD Eutin im Christlichen            COMMUNITY FORCE - ERSCHLIEßUNG DER POTENTIALE SOZIALER
          Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands        NETZWERKE VON COMMUNITIES ZUR ÜBERWINDUNG VON ARMUT UND
          gemeinnütziger                     AUSGRENZUNG
8    DE Hessische Staatskanzlei              FROM ISOLATION TO INCLUSION: PROMOTING INNOVATION IN RE-
                                             INTEGRATING OLDER CITIZENS IN COMMUNITY LIFE
9    EL EUROPEAN PROFILES S.A.
                                             TRANSNATIONAL EXCHANGE FOR ACTIVE AGING

10 ES CRUZ ROJA ESPAÑOLA -                   RURAL IN. EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR IMMIGRANTS' INTEGRATION AND RURAL
          SPANISH RED CROSS                  SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
11 ES Directorate-General for                POLICIES ON ROMA'S SOCIAL INCLUSION IN EUROPE: TOWARDS
          Community and Civic Affairs        SUCCEEDING IN SOCIAL INTERVENTION .
12 HU CELODIN Central European
        Local Development Information  ENHANCING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER TO ENHANCE
        Network Public Benefit Company
13   HU Hungarian Foundation for Self- TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING ON LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS AND ACTIONS PLANS TO
        reliance                       COMBAT POVERTY AND ROMA EXCLUSION
14   IE European Anti -Poverty Network
        Ireland Limited                MINIMUM SOCIAL STANDARDS ACROSS EUROPE

15   IE   Mayo County Council                TRANSNATIONAL RESOURCES EINCLUSION NETWORK. TRIN II IN RURAL AREAS

16   IT   Associazione Amici dei Bambini     SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR OUT-OF-FAMILY CHILDREN AND YOUNG
                                             PEOPLE IN PUBLIC CHILDCARE.
17   IT   City of Venice                     DEVELOPING A METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPING
                                             LOCAL AND REGIONAL ACTION PLANS
18   IT   Collegamento Italiano Lotta Alla
                                             OBSERVATION, ANALYSE, SOUTIEN DE L'INCLUSION ( O A S I )
          Povertà - EAPN BASILICATA
19   IT   Istituto degli Innocenti           CONDITIONS OF CHILDREN PLACED IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE AND THE
                                             CONSTRUCTION OF CHILD ORIENTED WELFARE POLICIES

20 NL Tilburg University                     FOREIGN PRISONERS IN EUROPEAN PENITENTIARY INSTITUTIONS
21 PL Fundacja Centrum Organizacji           FROM EXCLUSION TO INCLUSION THROUGH MICROFINANCE:
        Pozyczkowych (Microfinance
        Centre)                              LEARNING FROM EAST TO WEST AND WEST TO EAST.
22   PT REDE EUROPEIA ANTI-                  MULTIPLICAR - STRATEGIES, TOOLS AND ACTORS
        POBREZA /
23   UK Transport & Travel Research          ECLIPSE
24 UK Centre for Economic and Social         MAKING IT WORK FOR OFFENDERS
          Inclusion




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            Table 3: Policy area and Institutional Mechanisms for the 24 projects



                                             Policy area and Institutional Mechanisms for the 24 projects




                                                                      0   0,5        1       1,5       2       2,5   3       3,5


                              developing regional and local NAPs                         1



         deepening the participation and mobilisation of all actors                      1


    improving the quality and timeliness of data and ensuring the
                                                                                         1
                  multidimensionality of indicators


Strengthening active labour market policies for the most excluded                                          2


 ensuring adequate and accessible social protection systems for
                                                                                         1
              all w hile ensuring incentives to w ork


               increasing access to decent services : healthcare                         1



       increasing access to decent services : financial services                         1



                increasing access to decent services :transport                          1



                                  preventing early school leaving                        1



                       preventing and tackling over-indebtedness                         1



       eliminating child poverty and supporting families netw orks                                                       3


        Foster social inclusion by Information and communication
                                                                                         1
                                technology

 promoting inclusion of immigrants and ethnic minorities, including
                                                                                                                         3
                  Roma, Gypsies and Travellers,


                              Promoting inclusion of older people                                          2


   Preventing and tackling social exclusion of people w ith mental
                                                                                         1
                          health problems


                                 Promoting inclusion of prisoners                        1



        Combating social exclusion in disadvantaged rural areas                                            2




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4.   DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSALS SELECTED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
     VP/2004/04




    The following information concerning the applicants and their projects has been
  gathered from the application form given by the main promoters of the proposal and
                               commits only themselves.
  Supplementary information on the projects can be obtained directly from the project
promoters or from the project partners. You may also contact Employment, Social Affairs
  and Equal Opportunities DG, Unit E2 Social protection and social inclusion: policy
                             coordination, through e-mail:
                                  empl-e2@cec.eu.int




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    4.1.    ASB Schuldnerberatungen GmbH

Title of the project

FINANCIAL EDUCATION & BETTER ACCESS TO ADEQUATE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost in € : 190.588,49: Granted amount in € : 137.559,84
Rate of EC funding: 72,18 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10001


Lead Organisation:
                                                            Contact Name:
ASB SCHULDNERBERATUNGEN GMBH                                Ms Christa LEITNER

Scharitzerstraße 10                                         projekte@asb-gmbh.at
A - 4020 LINZ                                               Type/Legal Status of
                                                            organisation:
Tel. +43 732 656599
Fax. +43 732 653630                                         Private Non-Profit Making
E-mail: projekte@asb-gmbh.at
Website: www.schuldnerberatung.at/asb

Main Objectives / Summary of the Project

Preventing and tackling overindebtedness through financial education and a better - and more
informed - access to financial services for people experiencing poverty and social exclusion.
Objective: to develop and exchange best practice models and new strategies to improve the access
to financial services for people experiencing poverty and social exclusion - and especially
overindebted people - through a) better (access to) financial education for people experiencing
poverty and social exclusion b) adequate financial services. Priority area/s issues we are
addressing: - access to rights and resources: access to financial services; - preventing the risk of
poverty: preventing and tackling overindebtedness; - mobilising all relevant actors (mainstreaming
social inclusion through new coalitions with decision makers and other relevant actors in the field
of educational as well as financial services)


Main policy area in the proposal : preventing and tackling over-
indebtedness

Partners:

BE - Observatoire du Crédit et de l'endettement - not profit making org.
PL - Stowarzyszenie Krzewienia Edukacji Finansowej (SKEF) Association for promotion of
financial education - NGO
DE - GP Forschungsgruppe, Institut für Grundlagen- und Programmforschung - Private




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    4.2.   AGE - THE EUROPEAN OLDER PEOPLE'S PLATFORM

Title of the project

AGE/INC: DEVELOPING THE ROLE OF OLDER PEOPLE EXPERIENCING POVERTY AND SOCIAL
EXCLUSION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL ACTION
PLANS AGAINST POVERTY
Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 272.764,67 Granted amount (in €): 216.969,67 Rate
of EC funding: 79,54 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10005




Lead Organisation:                                         Contact Name:
AGE - THE EUROPEAN OLDER PEOPLE'S                          Mr THORPE Edward
PLATFORM                                                   email :
                                                           edward.thorpe@age-platform.org
Rue Froissart, 111
B - 1040 BRUSSELS                                          Tel. +32 2 280 14 70
                                                           Fax. +32 2 280 15 22
Tel: + 32 2 280 14 70                                      Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +32 2 280 15 22                                       organisation:
E-mail: anne-sophie.parent@age-
platform.be                                                European Non-Governmental
Website : www.age-platform.org                             Organisation

Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The AGE/inc project develops the role of Older People Experiencing Poverty and Social exclusion
(OPEPS) in the implementation and further development of National Action Plans against poverty
and social exclusion. The project seeks to develop and perfect a tool-kit for participatory
workshops to facilitate the participation of OPEPS. The project will trial the workshops and take
the voice of OPEPS as heard in these workshops into the 2006 round of NAPs. The effectiveness
of this participation, and the role of OPEPS and supporting organisations, will be monitored and
assessed during the different stages of the social inclusion process and a range of
recommendations (aimed at all actors) produced for improvements. The idea is that OPEPS should
be given the chance to be heard and then efforts made to ensure that they are also listened to and
that their voice is reflected in political decision-making. The project also examines the way that
the social inclusion process has a mutually reinforcing relationship with work on pensions and
health and long-term care in the context of streamlining and other relevant processes, such as the
UN Action Plan on Ageing, to promote positive synergies.


Main policy area in this proposal : Promoting inclusion of older people
Partners :
AGE Concern, England,
ZIVOT 90, Czech Republic
BAGSO, Deutschland
Irish Senior Citizens' Parliament, Ireland
Help the Aged, United Kingdom
Fondation Nationale de Gérontologie, France
Les Petits Frères des Pauvres, France
CMT PROOPTIKI Ltd, Greece
SABURIS "GABIJA", Lietuva


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    4.3.    MENTAL HEALTH EUROPE - SANTE MENTALE EUROPE

Title of the project
GOOD PRACTICES FOR COMBATING SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF PEOPLE
WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €):294.771,96 Granted amount (in €): 235.817,57
Rate of EC funding: 80,00 %

Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10124



Lead Organisation:                                           Contact Name:
MENTAL HEALTH EUROPE - SANTE                                 Ms VAN DIEVEL Mary
MENTALE EUROPE
                                                             Email : info@mhe-sme.org
Boulevard Clovis 7
                                                             Tel: + 32/2/2800468
B - 1000 BRUSSELS                                            Fax: +32/2/2801604
                                                             Type/Legal Status of
Tel: + 32/2/2800468
                                                             organisation:
Fax: +32/2/2801604
E-mail: info@mhe-sme.org                                     European Non-Government
                                                             Organisation


Main objectives / Summary of the Project
1) to demonstrate the existing link between mental illness and social exclusion ; 2) to identify good
practices that can contribute to tackling the problems of inequality that people with mental health
problems encounter in access to employment, education and training, housing, as well as in the
protection of their civil and human rights : 3) to systematically evaluate the selected good practices
in Focu groups, allowing for an open discussion on the various social inclusion policies; 4) to
ascertain whether and how the good practices can be transferred to other Member States; 5) to
raise the awareness of the regional, national and European policy makers responsible for the NAPs
Inclusion by the Open Method Co-ordination in Social Inclusion.


Main policy area present in this proposal : Preventing and tackling
social exclusion of people with mental health problems

Partners involved in the project

Vlaamse Vereniging voor Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg, Belgium
Advocacy Group for the Mentally Ill (A.G.M.I.), Cyprus
Czech Association for Mental Health, Czech Republic
Advocacy France, France
Mental Health Ireland, Ireland
Associazione Italiana per la Salute Mentale (AISMe), Italy
Coalition for Mental Health, Poland
League for Mental Health, Slovakia
SENT, Slovenian Association for Mental Health, Slovenia
PENUMBRA Edinburgh, United Kingdom




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      4.4.    Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

Title of the project
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 158.932,05 Granted amount (in €): 127.145,64
Rate of EC funding: 80 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10018



Lead Organisation:                                          Contact Name:
Platform for International Cooperation on                   Ms Nele VERBRUGGEN
Undocumented Migrants
                                                            Email : info@picum.org
Gaucheretstraat 164
                                                            Tel. + 32 2 274 14 46
B - 1030 BRUSSELS
                                                            Fax: +32-2 274-14-48
Tel: + 32 2 274 14 46                                       Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +32 2 274 14 48                                        organisation:
E-mail: info@picum.org
                                                            European Non-Governmental
Website : www.picum.org
                                                            Organisation

Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The overall aim of this partnership is to improve access to health care for undocumented migrants.
On a thematic level, it addresses the social exclusion of this group of migrants and thus enhances
social cohesion in society. On a methodological/institutional level, this project aims to strengthen
the Social Inclusion Strategy (SIS) firstly by improving the involvement of local actors and NGOs
in writing the NAPs/incl, and secondly by making sure the SIS encompasses this important aspect
of social reality in Europe: the presence of undocumented migrants. These aims will be reached by
developing and promoting a system of reporting on the situation regarding access to health care for
undocumented migrants. The system will be promoted to be used by NGOs, local authorities and
health care specialists to communicate relevant information to their governments, to be included it
in the NAPs. The most important output (besides international meetings, website, research report,
etc) is a brochure on the reporting system, with guidelines on improving access to health care, and
with info on the SIS to be presented at an international conference and distributed widely.


Main policy area in this proposal : Increasing access to decent services
: health

Partners :

AT       Evangelisches Hilfswerk in Österreich (Austria) (Diakonie) NGO
BE       CPAS (Brussels) Local authorities
BE       EUROCITIES Local authorities
BE       Medimmigrant (Belgium) NGO
DE       Stelle für interkulturelle Arbeit des Landeshauptstadt München (Germany) Local
         authorities
DE       Medinetz Bremen (Germany)             NGO
ES       Fundacion Progresso y Salud (Spain)           NGO
ES       Hospital Punto de Europa (Spain) Public
FR       Comede (France) NGO
HU       Menedék - Hungarian Association for Migrants (Hungary)        NGO


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INT   Médecins du Monde         NGO
INT   Caritas Europe NGO - Umbrella
IT    NAGA (Italy)     NGO
NL    Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst Rotterdam (Netherlands) Local authorities - public
      health service
NL    Lampion /Pharos (Netherlands)     NGO
NL    University medical center Rotterdam/Institute of health policy and management
      University
PT    Jesuit Refugee Service (Portugal) NGO
SE    Rosengrenska (Sweden) Charity
UK    Primary Care Trust Newham (United Kingdom)       Local authorities -Public health
      service




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      4.5.    Quartiers en Crise - European Regeneration Areas' Network

Title of the project
RE-START : INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TACKLING EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 316.579,83 Granted amount (in €): 233.659,83 EUR Rate
of EC funding: 73,81 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10019



Lead Organisation:                                          Contact Name:
Quartiers en Crise - European Regeneration                  Mr SAAD Haroon
Areas' Network
                                                            Email : hsaad@qec.skynet.be
Rue van Artevelde 80
1000 BRUXELLES
                                                            Tel. + 32 (0)2 524 45 45
Tel: + 32 2 524 45 45                                       Fax. +32 (0)2 524 44 31
Fax: +32 2 524 44 31                                        Type/Legal Status of
E-mail: info@qec.skynet.be                                  organisation:
Website: http://www.qec-eran.org/ /
                                                            Non governmental Organisation
Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The issue that this project seeks to address is that of Early School Leavers. This project has the
following overall goal: To establish an action learning, transnational peer review exchange
programme between partners which will focus on three interrelated sub-themes: initiatives which
break down the demarcation between work, training and education; exchange of experience in
relation to seeking to develop/mainstream a broader view of learning; innovatory approaches
which incorporate the active involvement of young people who have had direct experience of the
reality that early school leavers face. In addition to develop an online good practice exchange and
development forum, which would bring together access to resources, case studies connections with
practioners and policy officers for developing services for the target group. Finally to undertake a
mapping exercise at a local level in order to identify the needs of the target groups and also the
gaps in local provision.


Main policy area present in the proposal : preventing early school
leaving and fight against illiteracy
Partners involved in the project :
Stadsdeel Zuidoost (city of Amsterdam), NL - Nederland
Fondazione Brodolini, IT - Italia
Center of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training, SI - Slovenija
Municipality of Thessaloniki, EL - (Elláda)
Federación de Municipios y Provincias de Castilla la Mancha (FEMPCLM), ES - España
Municipality of Den Helde, NL - Nederland
Presentation, UK - United Kingdom
Kreisausschuss des Odenwaldkreises, DE - Deutschland




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      4.6.    AS CYPRUS COLLEGE

Title of the project

INTEGRATING CHILDREN'S PERSPECTIVES IN POLICY MAKING TO COMBAT POVERTY AND SOCIAL
EXCLUSION EXPERIENCED BY SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES : A TRANSNATIONAL COMPARATIVE
APPROACH
Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 228.721,70 Granted amount (in €): 170.849,53
Rate of EC funding: 74,70
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10142



Lead Organisation:                                          Contact Name:
AS CYPRUS COLLEGE                                           Mr THEOCHAROUS Antonis
6 Diogenes Str. Engomi                                      Email :
CY - 1516 NICOSIA                                           theocharous@cycollege.ac.cy
                                                            Tel. +357 22713277
Tel: + 00357 22713000
Fax: + 00357 22590539                                       Fax. +357 22590539
E-mail: epolycar@cycollege.ac.cy
Website : www.cycollege.ac.cy                               Type/Legal Status of
                                                            organisation:
                                                            University
Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The proposed project will address social exclusion and poverty as it relates to single parent
families and their children in particular. More especifically, the proposed project will seek to
provide a voice for children in single parent families to inform policy makers addressing child
poverty and social exclusion in cross-national settings. This will be achieved through child-centred
research which will inform policy-making about the need to account for these children's needs and
perspectives. The proposed project will also seek to increase the knowledge and understanding of
public agencies and schools in particular in addresssing the social exclusion of children from
single parent families. The specific outputs of the project will be: research reports, conferences,
training workships, creation of a website, publication of a CD, and publication of a Teacher's Best
Practice Guide.


Main policy area concerned by the proposal : eliminating child
poverty and supporting families networks

Partners:

Single Parent Action Network (UK)
University of Lincoln (UK)
National Centre for Social Research (EL)
Centre for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence (CY)
Pancyprian Association of Single Parents and Friends (CY)




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      4.7.    CJD EUTIN   IM CHRISTLICHEN                    JUGENDDORFWERK DEUTSCHLANDS
              GEMEINNÜTZIGER E.V.


Title of the project
COMMUNITY FORCE - ERSCHLIEßUNG DER POTENTIALE SOZIALER NETZWERKE VON
COMMUNITIES ZUR ÜBERWINDUNG VON ARMUT UND AUSGRENZUNG
Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 220.211,72 Granted amount (in €): 176.169,37
Rate of EC funding: 80,00

Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10028



Lead Organisation:                                          Contact Name:
CJD Eutin im Christlichen Jugenddorfwerk                    Ms Annelies WIESNER
Deutschlands gemeinnütziger e.V.
                                                            Email : anne.wiesner@cjd-
Albert-Mahlstedt-Str. 20                                    eutin.de
D - 23701 EUTIN

Tel: + 49 4521 706960                                       Tel. +49 4351 73750
Fax: + 49 4521 7069620                                      Fax. +49 4351 737550
E-mail: office@cjd-eutin.de                                 Type/Legal Status of
Website: www.cjd-eutin.de                                   organisation:
        www.ibk.cjd-eutin.de
                                                            N.G.O.


Main objectives / Summary of the Project

'Community Force' - development of the potentials of social networks of communities for
overcoming of poverty and exclusion. In order to use its potential for the prevention of poverty and
overcoming of exclusion, 'Community Force' takes into account the views of excluded ethnic
groups (Communities) in majority societies. Many Communities developed social strategies and
ways of self-organisation for mutual support. The aim of the project is to identify the special
potential and qualities of the social networks and concerned Communities in a particular Member
State under the aspect of prevention of poverty and overcoming of exclusion. The goal is to study
and learn in a transnational context and share mutual knowledge among all relevant actors.



Main policy area concerned by the proposal : promoting inclusion of
immigrants and ethnic minorities, including Roma, Gypsies and
Travellers

Community force nimmt das produktive Potenzial ausgegrenzter ethnischer Gruppen
(Communities) in Mehrheitsgesellschaften in den Blick,um dieses für die Vermeidung von Armut
und die Überwindung von Ausgrenzung sozialpolitisch zu nutzen. Viele Communities haben
soziale Strategien u.Formen der Selbstorganisation zur gegenseitigen Unterstützung entwickelt.
Ziel des Projektvorhabens ist,die besonderen Stärken und Qualitäten der jeweiligen sozialen
Netzwerke ausgewählter Communities in den einzelnen Partnerländern unter dem Aspekt der
Vermeidung von Armut und Überwindung von Ausgrenzung im Rahmen einer Studie zu ermitteln
und im transnationalen Austausch aller relevanten Akteure voneinander zu lernen.




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Partners involved in the project :

DE - Universität Dortmund - Lehrstuhl für Grundlagen und Theorien der Organsiationspsychologie -
Public
RO - Centrul de Cercetare a relatillor interetnice - Cluj-Napoca (CCRIT) – (Research centre on
interethnic relations) non profit org.
IT - Istituto psicoanalitico per le ricerche sociali - private org.
HU - Ec-Pec Alapítvany - Public foundation




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       4.8.   HESSISCHE STAATSKANZLEI

Title of the project
FROM ISOLATION TO INCLUSION: PROMOTING INNOVATION IN RE-INTEGRATING
OLDER CITIZENS IN COMMUNITY LIFE

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 213.702,54 Granted amount (in €): 170.627,54
Rate of EC funding: 79,84 %

Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10036



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
Hessische Staatskanzlei                                       Mr Stephan WÜRZ
Georg-August-Zinn-Straße 1
D - 65183 WIESBADEN                                           Email :
                                                              landesehrenamtsagentur-
                                                              hessen@gemeinsam-aktiv.de
Tel: + 0049-611-323904
Fax: + 0049-611-323711                                        Tel. +0049 69 67 89426
E-mail: s.gruettner@stk.hessen.de
                                                              Fax. +0049 69 67 89206
Website : www.hessen.de
                                                              Type/Legal Status of
                                                              organisation:
                                                              Local Authority
Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The demographic change will lead to a strong rise in the share of elder people in the population. An
increasing number of these elder people relies on assistance and support services, which cannot
be guaranteed alone by State organisations and institutions. More old persons will let to a rise of
the demand for support for coping with disabilities, mobility restrictions and isolation. The promotion
of social networks, within the framework of civic commitments aiming at the (re)integration of
isolated old persons into community life and the mutual learning of good practices in other
European countries is the goal of this project. Through the European partnership, the development
of proper regional action plans for the reintegration of elder citizens and citizens should be
promoted as well as a specific debate over the solution of this important challenge for the future in
other countries of the European Union.


Main policy area in this proposal : Promoting inclusion of older people

Der demografische Wandel wird zu einem starken Anstieg des Anteisl älterer menschen in der
Bevölkerung führen. Eine steigende Zahl dieser älteren Menschen ist auf Hilfe und
Unterstützungsleistungen angewiesen, die nicht alleine durch staatliche Organisationen und
nstitutionen sichergestellt werden können. Bei immer mehr alten Menschen werden
Behinderungen,
Mobilitätseinschränkungen und Isolation den Bedarf an Unterstützung jedoch ansteigen lassen. Die
Förderung von sozialen Netzwerken im Rahmen bürgerschaftlichen Engagements zur Einbindung
und
Reintegration isolierter alter Menschen ins Gemeinschaftsleben und das gegenseitige Lernen von
beispielhaften Praktiken in anderen europäischen Ländern ist das Ziel dieses Projekts. Durch die
europäische Partnerschaft soll die Entwicklung eigener regionaler Aktionspläne zur Reintegration
älterer Bürgerinnen und Bürger gefördert und ein fachlicher Austausch über die Lösung dieser
wichtigen Herausforderung für die Zukunft in anderen Ländern der europäischen Union angeregt
werden.




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Partners involved in the project:

AT - Stadt Graz, Department: SeniorInnenbüro der Stadt Graz
AT - Queraum, Vienna
CZ - Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Prague
CZ - Zivot 90, Prague
DE - Hessische Staatskanzlei Wiesbaden
DE - ISIS, Institut für Soziale Infrastruktur, Frankfurt am Main
IT - Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, Bologna
IT - Lunaria, Rome
LT- Pagyvenusios moters veiklos centras, Kaunas
UK - Experience Corps, London

Associate partners - supporting institutions
AT -Federal Ministry of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection, Vienna
UK - Government, Department of Work and Pensions
LT - Federal Ministry of Social Security and Labour, Vilnius




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    4.9.    EUROPEAN PROFILES S.A.

Title of the project
TRANSNATIONAL EXCHANGE FOR ACTIVE AGEING

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 292.428,40           Granted amount (in €): 233.941,01
Rate of EC funding: 80,00 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10043



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
EUROPEAN PROFILES S.A.                                        Dr. BAKOLAS DIMITRIOS
Kodrigtonos 11B
GR - 104 34 ATHENS                                            E-mail :
                                                              epmail@europeanprofiles.gr
Tel: +30 210 82 10 895
Fax: ++30 210 82 54 021                                       Type/Legal Status of
E-mail: epmail@europeanprofiles.gr                            organisation:
Website: www.europeanprofiles.gr
                                                              S.A.


Main objectives / Summary of the Project

Despite progress made during the last years, the elderly remain part of the population most at risk
ofpoverty and social exclusion. Employment is a key factor for social inclusion, not only because it
generates income but also because it can promote social participation and personal development
and contributes to maintaining adequate living standards in old age. The project we are proposing
aims to design an integrated strategy for active ageing that will improve the labour market situation
of older workers and enhance the capacity of, and incentives for, older workers to remain or to re-
enter in the labour market. The project will also promote transnational exchange and co-operation
in order to address some of the crucial aspects of demographic change management at European
level and to facilitate the exchange of best practices and experiences between transnational
partners




Main policy area in this proposal : Strengthening active labour market
policies for the most excluded



Partners involved in the project:

-NGO Anti-Poverty Information Centre (BG)
-Athens Network of Collaborating Experts (EL)
-Labour Institute / GSEE - ADEDY Region of Western Hellas (EL)
-Adult Education Centre of Kuusankoski / Kuusankosken työväenopisto (FI)
-Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuernberg (DE)
-Bayerisches SeniorenNetzForum (BSNF) e.V. (DE)
-University of Cyprus, Department of social and political sciences (CY)




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    4.10. CRUZ ROJA ESPAÑOLA -SPANISH RED CROSS

Title of the project

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €):171.293,44 Granted amount (in €): 125.318,44
Rate of EC funding: 73,16 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10048



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
CRUZ ROJA ESPAÑOLA -SPANISH                                   Dra. MALGESINI REY
RED CROSS                                                     GRACIELA
RAFAEL VILLA S/N
E - 28023 Madrid                                              E-mail : gmr@cruzroja.es

Tel: +34 91 335 4410                                          Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +34 91 335 4500                                          organisation:
E-mail: gmr@cruzroja.es
                                                              Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
Website: http.//www.cruzroja.es


Main objectives / Summary of the Project

This proposal comprises two major objectives that are presented as Action Lines, which emerged
from our previous 2003-2004 expertise, under the Community action programme to combat social
exclusion. The first objective is to increase existing knowledge on the immigrants' integration and
rural social development, from an enlarged-Europe scope (Research and Exchange). RURAL IN
partners and other stakeholders agree upon the facts that there is very little, heterogeneous
information on these issues, and that there is a vivid interest in replicating the successful
experience of case-studies research, in other countries. The second objective is the mobilization
and promotion of the expression of stakeholders in a set of activities that we call 'Old and New:
Hearing all the voices'. We propose different types of meetings, with the participation of local and
regional authorities, social workers, local police members, development agents, NGO experts and
volunteers,representatives of immigrants' associations, representatives of neighbours' associations,
teachers, health practitioners, religious leaders, journalists, representatives of the agricultural and
business sector, trade unions members, and individual persons affected by poverty and social
exclusion. These activities will build a framework for recommendations and policy making at the
local level.

Main policy area developed in the proposal : Combating social
exclusion in disadvantaged rural areas

Partners involved in the project:

- SPANISH MINISTERY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS - ESTRELLA RODRÍGUEZ PARDO-
ES -
- COMARCA COMUNIDAD DE TERUEL- JOSÉ LUIS LÓPEZ SÁEZ-ES - España
- ASOCIACIÓN HISPANO ECUATORIANA RUMIÑAHUIDORA ANADELA AGUIRRE HIDALGO-
ES - España
- AYUNTAMIENTO DE TUDELACONCEPCIÓN BUSTILLO FERNÁNDEZ-ES - España
- MANCOMUNIDAD DE MUNICIPIOS DE LA COSTA TROPICAL DE GRANADA-PEDRO
ÁLVAREZ LÓPEZ-ES - España
- FUNDACIÓN EUROLINGUAJUAN FERNÁNDEZ ROBLES-ES – España

- THE WORLD OF NGOCHRISTIANA WEIDEL-AT - Österreich



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- SÜDWIND NIEDERÖSTERREICH (WEST) - SÜDWIND NÖ WESTCHRISTA ESTERHÁZY-AT -
Österreich
- DEPARTAMENT OF WOMEN ISSUES-STATE GOVERNMENT OF LOWER AUSTRIAMARIA
RIGLER-AT – Österreich

- PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTOGIANLUCA SALVATORI-IT - Italia
- DHUUMCATU ORGANIZZAZIONE SOCIALESIDDIQUE NURE ALAM-IT – Italia

- PEREGRINUS E.V.PETER KUZMA-DE – Deutschland

- RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄANSSI NIEMELÄ-FI - Suomi/Finland

- ACTIVE SOCIETY FOUNDATIONLASZLÓ HABLICSEK-HU – Magyarország

- THE INTERCULTURAL INSTITUTE OF TIMISOARACALIN RUS-RO - România




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    4.11. Directorate-General for Community and Civic Affairs

Title of the project
POLICIES ON ROMA'S SOCIAL INCLUSION IN EUROPE: TOWARDS SUCCEEDING IN SOCIAL
INTERVENTION.

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 154.295,71 Granted amount (in €): 121.895,71
Rate of EC funding: 79,00 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10049



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
Directorate-General for Community and                         Mr VILCHEZ ENRIQUEZ
Civic Affairs                                                 Ramon
Plaza Pau Vila num 1
E - 08039 BARCELONA                                           E-mail: rvilchez@gencat.net

Tel: + 34 93. 4831562                                         Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +34 93. 4831844                                          organisation:
E-mail: rvilchez@gencat.net
                                                              Public Body
Website: www.gencat.net/benestar

Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The general objectives are:
1. To promote social inclusion of Roma in Europe, starting from successful practices.
2. To innovate in the desing and the application of policies of social inclusion by means of
transnational cooperation.
The especific objectives are:
1. To look for, identify, analyse and disseminate policies on Roma at European level.
2. To identify succesful practices on Roma and proper methodologies for social intervention in
multicultural societies.
3. To interchange practices, experiences and to debate Roma inclusion policies.
4. To disseminate the results, products and processes of work.
5. To evaluate and to monitor the activities and outputs and the different stages of the project.
The activities will be: - Internationals meetings - Creation of an international network on policies of
social inclusion with Roma - International thematic workshop - State Conference in Spain -
International Conference in Brussels. The outputs will be: - Report on successful practices with
Roma in Europe: criteria. - Web site of the project and virtual forum. - Report on methodologies and
social intervention with Roma. - Report on the conclusions of the thematic workshop. - On-line data
base. - Guide of god practices of policies on Roma's social inclusion in Europe.


Main policy area concerned by the proposal : promoting inclusion of
immigrants and ethnic minorities, including Roma, Gypsies and
Travellers,


Partners involved in the project:

Social Welfare Department - Basque Government (ES)
Junta de Andalucia (ES)
Ajuntament de Barcelona (ES)



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Centre for Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities - University of Barcelona
Consorci de La Mina (ES)
Ajuntament de Girona (ES)
International Roma Women Network IRWIN (FI)
National Agency for Roma (RO)
European Roma Information Office (BE)




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    4.12. CELODIN Central European Local Development Information Network

Title of the project
ENHANCING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER TO ENHANCE COMBATTING AGAINST
SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 157.348,85 Granted amount (in €): 121.883,05
Rate of EC funding: 77,46 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10062



Lead Organisation:                                         Contact Name:
CELODIN Central European Local                             Dr. BENEDEK László
Development Information Network (Public
Benefit Company)                                           E-mail: benedek@celodin.hu
Kosciuszko Tade Street 10 12 1st floor 15
H - 1012 BUDAPEST                                          Type/Legal Status of
                                                           organisation:
Tel: +36 1 3555394
                                                           Public Benefit Company
Fax: +36 1 3555394
E-mail: celodin@axelero.hu
Website: www.celodin.org

Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The aim of the project is to share experience and know-how regarding integrated local community
development initiatives based on innovative approaches to combat social exclusion in
disadvantaged rural communities, advance the method of Open method of coordination in policy
making in the field of community development, building true transnational exchange of knowledge,
policy and institutional development concerning local community development issues in difficult
rural areas and creating a forum of interest involving local community facilitatorss networks for
community regeneration and enhancing advocacy in the partner countries. In order to achive these
goals the following activities shall be undertaken: Organisation of seminars, workshops, working
teams and open discussion forums, establsihment of an interactive website and the edition of a CD.
The following outputs are expected at the end of the programme: working papers, policy
documents, interactive webpage, CD-ROM, set up of an institution of community facilitators.

Main policy area covered by this proposal : Combating social exclusion
in disadvantaged rural areas


Partners involved in the project:

Center for Rural Assistance (RO)
FORUM Regional Development Centre (SK)
Center for Community Organising (CZ)
Ministry of Employment and Labour (HU)
TOWN Samorin (SK)
Olomoucky kraj (CZ)




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    4.13. Hungarian Foundation for Self-reliance

Title of the project
TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING ON LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS AND ACTIONS PLANS TO COMBAT
POVERTY AND ROMA EXCLUSION
Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 221.882,16 Granted amount (in €): 175.882,16
Rate of EC funding: 79,27 %

Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10064



Lead Organisation:                                         Contact Name:
Hungarian Foundation for Self-reliance                     Ms TANAKA Jennifer
Pozsonyi ut. 14
H - 1137 BUDAPEST                                          E-mail: jennifer@autonomia.hu

Tel: +36 1 237 6020                                        Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +36 1 237 60 29                                       organisation:
E-mail: autonomia@autonomia.hu
                                                           Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
Website: www.autonomia.hu


Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The project addresses social exclusion and poverty of Roma, in particular through promoting
exchange and transfer of knowledge on active participation of Roma in the development and
implementation of local and regional action plans. The objectives are to promote participatory
community development approaches in the further development of local action plans, to overcome
isolation between local authorities/institutions and Roma communities, and to systemise and
disseminate information on good local practices in participatory approaches for Roma inclusion on
regional and country levels among member and candidate countries.

Outputs include 16 consultative meetings with local stakeholders, 2 international
workshops/conference of practioners and experts, 4cross-country local partnership exchanges for
local authorities and Roma representatives, 6 case studies published, 1 handbook for participatory
approaches and local action planning, 4 in-country roundtables to disseminate results, 2
international conference reports, 8 background reports, 1 final report.

Main policy area concerned by the proposal : promoting inclusion of
immigrants and ethnic minorities, including Roma, Gypsies and
Travellers

Partners involved in the project:

1. Pakiv European Roma Fund - Bulgaria NGO
2. Creating Effective Grassroots Alternatives - Bulgaria NGO
3. Freudenberg Stiftung GmbH - Germany Charity
4. Pakiv - Slovakia - Slovak Republic NGO
5. The Development School - United Kingdom - Charity
6. Municipality of Spisska Nova Ves - Slovakia - local authority
7. Regionale Arbeitstellen für Ausländerfragen, Jugendarbeit und Schule e.V. - RAA Berlin - NGO
8. Roma minority self-government of Barcs Hungary - public




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    4.14. European Anti -Poverty Network Ireland Limited

Title of the project
MINIMUM SOCIAL STANDARDS ACROSS EUROPE

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 196.852,71 Granted amount (in €): 155.572,70
Rate of EC funding: 79, 03 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10072



Lead Organisation:                                          Contact Name:
European Anti -Poverty Network Ireland                      Mr HANAN Robin
Limited
5 Gardiner Row                                              E-mail: eapn@iol.ie
IE - DUBLIN 1
                                                            Type/Legal Status of
Tel: +00 353 1 8745737                                      organisation:
Fax: +00 353 1 8781289
                                                            Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
E-mail: eapn@iol.ie
Website: http://www.eapn.ie/

Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The Project will consider the actual and potential impact of setting minimum social standards by
discussing and exchanging experience between partners and considering the challenges in
generalising this learning to EU level. The principle objective is to learn from the experience of
setting minimum social standards across a number of European states and examine how the use of
such standards can help reach the Common Objectives of the EU Inclusion Strategy, and to
strengthen the National Action Plans on Inclusion. This Objective will contribute to the partners
shared objectives of strengthening the rights-basis in the NAPs Inclusion. The main outputs will be:
research paper on application of social standards across Europe; a research paper on learning
from environmental standards for social standards; a series of small national research papers; the
final publication and recommendations; two European research seminars, one each year; a
European conference and two rounds of mini-seminars in each country.

Main Policy area covered by the proposal : ensuring adequate and
accessible social protection systems for all while ensuring incentives
to work

Partners involved in the project:

Threshold Ltd., IE - Ireland
Combat Poverty Agency, IE - Ireland
Velferdsallianses (The Welfare Alliance), Norway
Observatoire Social European (OSE) asbl, BE - Belgique
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), BE - Belgique
Vlaams Netwerk Van Verenigingen Waar Armen het Woordnemen, BE - Belgique
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, FI - Suomi/Finland
Foundation Perspekiva, BG (Bulgarija)
Nemzeti Csalad- es Szocialpolitikai Intezet, HU - Magyarország




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    4.15. Mayo County Council

Title of the project
TRANSNATIONAL RESOURCES E-INCLUSION NETWORK. TRIN II IN RURAL AREAS

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 246.182,39         Granted amount (in €): 196.597,39
Rate of EC funding: 79,86 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10073



Lead Organisation:                                          Contact Name:
Mayo County Council                                         Mr JOHN Coll
Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Ireland                                                     E-mail: jcoll@mayococo.ie

Tel: +353 949047545                                         Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +353 949047498                                         organisation:
E-mail: jcoll@mayococo.ie
                                                            Public Body
Website: www.mayococo.ie

Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The purpose of the Project is firstly to determine the influence of the Knowledge Society and
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Social Exclusion in rural areas. Secondly,
it is to investigate the potential offered by ICTs in promoting Social Inclusion in rural areas. The
project is concerned with working closely with those (agents) engaged in social inclusion work in
rural areas, and with developing awareness in, and providing information to, these social agents.

Objective 1: Creation of the organisational structure of the Project.
Objective 2: Research & Investigation on the relationship between ICT and Social
Exclusion/Inclusion.
Objective 3: Analysis of existing e-Inclusion tools.
Objective 4: Sharing information on the project and engaging local agents.
Objective 5: Trasnfer of knowledge to the local agents.
Main Outputs:
1/ A research & investigation report about the eExclusion and eInclusion in the rural areas;
2/ A diagnostic and evaluation eExclusion tool for use by those involved in social inclusion work ¿
to include a User¿s Guide;
3/ Conferences, seminars, local meetings and workshops to spread the concept and meaning of e-
Exclusion/eInclusion in rural areas and to engage local agents;
 4/ A Guide for e-Inclusion in rural areas.


Main policy area concerned by the proposal: : foster social inclusion
by information and communication technology


Partners involved in the project:

- Staffordshire social Care and Health. Stafforshire County Council, UK
- Stafford's Women Aid, NGO, UK
- Carpathian Foundation, RO
- KRAPO Krajská rozvojová agentúra.Regional Development Agency, SK
- Academy of Education, SK
- Federación de Municipios y Provincias de Extremadura, ES
- Alianza de Solidaridad Extremeña. ASE, ES
- Asociación Xarxaneta, ES



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- Departamento de Sociología y Antropología Social. Universidad de Valencia, ES
- Nexonet, S.L., ES




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    4.16. Associazione Amici dei Bambini

Title of the project

SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR OUT-OF-FAMILY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN PUBLIC CHILDCARE

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 232.759,24 Granted amount (in €): 180.699,24
Rate of EC funding: 77,63 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10076



Lead Organisation:                                             Contact Name:
Associazione Amici dei Bambini                                 Dott.ssa LOBBIA Giovanna
Via G. Frassi, 19
I - 20077 MELEGNANO (MILAN)                                    E-mail: italia@aibi.it

Tel: +39 02 988 221                                            Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +39 02 9823 2611                                          organisation:
E-mail: aibi@aibi.it
                                                               Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
Website: www.aibi.it


Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The project aims to promote the social inclusion of out-of-family children and young people, in state
of abandonment or removal from birth family for a long period and institutionalised in Public
Childcare residential placements. The objective is to promote the development and improvement of
alternative family-based childcare options (as fostering or adoption), in order to guarantee the right
forevery child to live and grow-up in a family upbringing, to favourite the educational-social-affective
relationship and to prevent the condition of social exclusion for those care-leavers who left the
childcare protection services. For that reason, the project intends to develop a programme of
exchanging of policies and best practices on this topics among Public Authorities, NGOs and
Universities committed in Family and Children Affairs in several countries representative of different
European regions: Western countries (Italy and France), New Member Eastern countries (Latvia)
and Candidate Eastern countries (Bulgaria and Romania). The expected outputs will be the
production of methodological best practices and political recommendations for social workers and
politician, in order to address services and policies to vulnerable families and children at risk of
abandonment.


Main policy area concerned by the proposal : eliminating child
poverty and supporting families networks:



Partners involved in the project:

Regione Emilia Romagna (IT)
Association Aprapele (RO)
University of Roma-Catholic Teology, Bucharest University (RO)
General Direction of Social Assistance and Child Protection District 2 (RO)
BALIZ - Bulgarian Association of the Individuals with Intellectual Difficulties (BG)
Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations - New Bulgarian University (BG)
Latvian Ministry for Children and Family Affairs (LV)
Latvian Save the Children (LV)




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    4.17. City of Venice

Title of the project

DEVELOPING A METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPING LOCAL AND REGIONAL ACTION PLANS


Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 344.144,10 Granted amount (in €): 266.214,10
Rate of EC funding: 77,36 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10136



Lead Organisation:                                           Contact Name:
City of Venice                                               Dott. ANDREA Del Mercato
Cà Farsetti,
S. Marco 4136                                                E-mail:
I - 30124 VENEZIA                                            international.relations@comune.venez
                                                             ia.it
Tel: +39 041 2700811
                                                             Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +39 041 2700890
                                                             organisation:
E-mail: international.relations@comune.venezia.it
Website:                                                     Public Body
www.comune.venezia.it/ineuropaenelmondo


Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The overall aim of this proposal is to develop a framework and methodology for the creation of
Local    Action Plans (Laps) or Regional Action Plans (Raps) for Social Inclusion. The
methodology will focus on developing plans that reflect the six priority policy themes identified for
NAPs. This proposal has the following objectives: To develop and undertake four transnational peer
review and development workshops. To develop an online good practice exchange, which would
bring together access to resources, case studies connections with practioners and policy officers for
developing local, regional and National plans. To assist local partners to develop/ improve local or
regional plans for social inclusion. Outputs would be: a peer review exchange and development
programme that would involve 120 participants. The production of a framework and methodology
guide for developing local/regional action plans for social inclusion. An online good practice
exchange and development forum.



Main Institutional Mechanism concerned by the proposal : developing
regional and local NAPs


Partners involved in the project:

QeC- ERAN (BE)
ASDA - Association for the Development of West Athens (EL)
Fondazione Brodolini (IT)
Comune di Crotone (IT)
Instituto da Segurança Social (PT)
Kavni zavod Socio (SI)
Comune di Roma - Local Development, training and employment policies (IT)
Municipality of Thessaloniki (EL)
Ministry of Labour and Social affairs (CZ)
Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha (ES)



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    4.18. Collegamento Italiano Lotta Alla Povertà - EAPN BASILICATA

Title of the project
OBSERVATION, ANALYSE, SOUTIEN DE L’INCLUSION (O A S I)

Duration (in month): 12    Estimated total cost (in €): 215.819,86        Granted amount (in €): 172.419,86
Rate of EC funding: 79,89 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10081



Lead Organisation:                                           Contact Name:
Collegamento Italiano Lotta Alla Povertà -                   Sig. TELESCA Vito Leonardo
EAPN BASILICATA
Via Scafarelli 10                                            E-mail: irfedi@tin.it
I - 85100 POTENZA
                                                             Type/Legal Status of
Tel: +39 0971 410370                                         organisation:
Fax: +39 0971 23375
                                                             Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
E-mail:
cilapbasilicata@centrieservizigiovani.191.it


Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The European strategy has to take account of the local dimension. The monitoring of poverty
comprises two components: one static and descriptive, the other temporal and dynamic which
allows to understand and assess its development The multidimensional aspect of poverty, and the
possible substitutions between its various forms, make research and monitoring of the explanatory
factors rather complex Investigation instruments combining quantitative and qualitative
approaches are necessary. The creation of Observatories answer these requirements: they produce
analysis of information on a continuous basis , by using an autonomous structure which carries out
a permanent observation of the situation and of the behaviour of a given population. This
instrument requires an in-depth methodological study: its representativity must be improved and
complexities should be avoided in view of the increased needs in terms of information. The aim of
the project is to establish a network between the observatories at local level, with a view to
compare work methodology and the indicators at local level in order to ensure that the strategy is
effective at regional and local level.
The products of work, apart the two reports provided for in the end of the first year and the final
report, will be:
- Production of a platform on the Internet;
- Production of a database to facilitate the exchange of information;
- Distribution of the "state of play" as regards the work by means of a newsletter (three times per
year) to the associated networks EAPN and RETIS networks and by e-mail;
- Seminars: based on exchange and cooperation between observatories, decision-makers and other
interested actors, these seminars are designed to encourage exchange and mutual apprenticeship
with a view to contribute efficiently to the development of the NAPs in the various countries and
to help the regional and local authorities to set up a strategy at local level, based on the knowledge
of the situation.

Main institutional mechanism concerned by the proposal : improving
the quality and timeliness of data and ensuring the
multidimensionality of indicators :




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La stratégie européenne doit tenir compte de la dimension locale. Le suivi de la pauvreté comporte
deux composantes : l'une statique et descriptive, l'autre dynamique et temporelle afin d'en
comprendre et de suivre les évolutions. L'aspect multidimensionnel de la pauvreté, et les
substitutions possibles entre ses différentes formes, rend la recherche et le suivi des facteurs
explicatifs assez complexe. Des instruments d'investigation, combinant approches quantitatives et
qualitatives sont nécessaires. Les observatoires répondent à ces exigences: ils produisent de
l'information analysée en continu, en s'appuyant sur une structure autonome qui effectue une
observation permanente de la situation et des comportements d'une population donnée. Cet
instrument nécessite un approfondissement méthodologique : il faut en améliorer la
représentativité et éviter la trop forte complexification face à l'accroissement des besoins en
information. Le but du projet est de mettre en réseau les observatoires au niveau local, pour
comparer la méthodologie de travail et les indicateurs au niveau local pour faire en sorte que la
stratégie soit efficace au niveau régional et local. Les produits du travail, en sus des deux rapports
prévus à la fin de la première année et du rapport final seront :
- Production d'une plate-forme sur l'Internet; - Production d'une base de données pour faciliter
l’échange d'informations ;
- Diffusion de l'état des lieux des travaux par une newsletter (trois par an) à diffuser aux associés
des réseaux EAPN et RETIS et par e-mail ;
- Séminaires : inscrits dans une dynamique durable d'échanges et de collaboration entre
observatoires, décideurs et acteurs, ces séminaires sont susceptibles de favoriser l'échange et
l'apprentissage mutuel pour contribuer de manière efficace à l'élaboration des PAN dans les divers
pays et à aider les autorités Régionales et Locales à mettre en place une stratégie au niveau local,
qui s'appuie sur la connaissance de la situation.


Partners involved in the project:

BE/INT - Public - RETIS
BE - Observatoire social européen - Ph. Pochet
IT - network of service providers - ENAIP Bologna

BE/INT -NGO European Anti Poverty Network Bruxelles
FIN -NGO - The Finnish Federation for Social Welfare and Health - Helsinki - Finlande
IT -NGO -CILAP EAPN Italia - Roma
IT -NGO -Associazione Piazza Grande Bologna
PL -NGO -Wspólnota Robocza Zwi_zków Organizacji Socjalnych (WRZOS) - Pologne
UK -NGO -European Anti Poverty Network - England
UK -Not profit org -New Policy Institute - Londre
ES -Private microcredit Fundaciò Un sol Mòn - Observatorio de la pobreza - Barcellone- Espagne

IT -Public -Provincia di Potenza - Centre service et programmation Inclus - Italie
IT -Public auth Regione Basilicata - Potenza
IT -Public auth Regione Basilicata Dip. Solidarietà sociale- Potenza
IT -Public auth -Regione Emilia Romagna - Bologna
IT -Public auth -Città di Potenza
IT -Public research Institute -Istituto Nazionale di Statistica Basilicata
FR -Public social observatory -Mission Régionale d'Information Rhône-Alpes sur l'Exclusion -
BE -Semi-public social observatory -Observatoire de la Santé et du Social - Bruxelles
IT- Social partners – C.G.I.L. Basilicata Potenza
IT -Social partners -C I S L Basilicata - Potenza




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    4.19. Istituto degli Innocenti

Title of the project
CONDITIONS OF CHILDREN PLACED IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF
CHILD ORIENTED WELFARE POLICIES

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 291.252,44             Granted amount (in €): 220.252,44
Rate of EC funding: 75,62 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10087



Lead Organisation:                                             Contact Name:
Istituto degli Innocenti                                       Dott.ssa BERTAZZONI
Piazza Santissima Annunziata 12                                Annamaria
I - 50122 FIRENZE
                                                               E-mail:
Tel: +3905520371                                               bertazzoni@istitutodeglinnocenti.it
Fax: +39055241653
E-mail: compagno@istitutodeglinnocenti.it                      Type/Legal Status of
Website: www.istitutodeglinnocenti.it                          organisation:
                                                               Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
Main objectives / Summary of the Project
The project focusses on the condition of children placed in out-of-home care (unaccompanied,
separated from their families, or in special circumstances) and the interplay of rights and
opportunities for children and their families. It aims to set out a dialogue between organisations and
countries in order to develop and strengthen the analysis and the knowledge of child-oriented
policies as a key component of welfare and social integration. The specific objectives are to
examine the conditions of children placed in out-of-home care in the respective countries; the
process of deistitutionalisation of care services provided to these children in light of the introduction
and strengthening of alternative measures like foster care, adoption, children's homes, and other
services; the legal system in protection of children; the status of the family and exisitng support
policies; the system of social assistance to children within the context of universal child-care
services. The concrete outputs will include specific transnational analyses of the main
components/issues identified above, comprising description of best practices and institutional
planning mechanisms, workshops and seminar reports, thematic webpages


Main policy area concerned by the proposal : eliminating child
poverty and supporting families networks:



Partners involved in the project:


Family, Child, Youth Association (HU)
KOINO.POLITI.A OF CRETE Cretan Social Policy Network of Local Administrations (EL)
Rodopi Development S.A. (EL)
Forum for Research and Development on Social Welfare, Joint Body of Orebro County Local
Authorities (SE)
DIPUTACION PROVINCIAL DE MALAGA, AREA DE JUVENTUD, DEPORTES Y FORMACION
(ES)
GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL ASSISTANCE AND CHILD PROTECTION, TELEORMAN
COUNTY COUNCIL, ROMANIA (RO)




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    4.20.         Tilburg University

Title of the project
FOREIGN PRISONERS IN EUROPEAN PENITENTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 208.972,07            Granted amount (in €): 166.472,07
Rate of EC funding: 79,66 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10100



Lead Organisation:                                             Contact Name:
Tilburg University                                             Professor VAN KALMTHOUT
Warandelaan 2                                                  Anton M.
NL - P.O. BOX 90153 TILBURG
                                                               E-mail:
Tel: +31 134662290                                             A.M.vKalmthout@uvt.nl
Fax: +31 1 34663143
                                                               Type/Legal Status of
E-mail: tilburguniversity@uvt.nl                               organisation:
Website: http://www.uvt.nl/
                                                               University
Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The objective of this project is to improve policies regarding prisoners who are detained in
European penal institutions outside their country of residence. These foreign prisoners are not only
socially excluded from society but also from prison life itself due to their nationality and/or language
and cultural differences. Foreign prisoners fall outside the scope of social agencies and are often
unaware of their legal position and rights, not able to participate in work and educational activities,
excluded from family visits, excluded from re-integration programmes after release and more likely
to re-offend. Foreign prisoners are over represented and their number (+/- 100.000) continues to
rise due to migration and cross-border crime. This project aims to; study and analyse the situation
of foreign prisoners in about 25 European countriens; exchange knowledge and expertise among
relevant actors via expert meetings; create awareness among policy makers; stimulate co-
ordination and co-operation on a European level in order to make them less isolated and therefore
less likely to re-offend.


Main policy area in this proposal : promoting inclusion of prisoners :



Partners involved in the project:

- Liaison Unit for Dutch Prisoners Abroad and International Contacts - Unit of the Dutch Probation
Service (NL)
- Ernst-Moritz-Arendt- Universitat Greifswald (DE)
- Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HU)
- Jesuit Refugee Service – Europe (BE)
- Conference Permanente Europeenne de la Probation (NL)




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    4.21. Fundacja Centrum Organizacji Pozyczkowych (Microfinance Centre)

Title of the project

FROM EXCLUSION TO INCLUSION THROUGH MICROFINANCE: LEARNING FROM EAST TO WEST
AND WEST TO EAST

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 277.395,36 Granted amount (in €): 221.916,29
Rate of EC funding: 80,00 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10102



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
Fundacja Centrum Organizacji                                  Mr GALUSEK Grzegorz
Pozyczkowych (Microfinance Centre)
ul.Koszykowa 60/62 m.52                                       E-mail: grzegorz@mfc.org.pl
PL - 00-673 WARSZAWA
                                                              Type/Legal Status of
Tel: +48 22 622 34 65                                         organisation:
Fax: +48 22 622 34 85
                                                              Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
E-mail: microfinance@mfc.org.pl
Website: www.mfc.org.pl

Main objectives / Summary of the Project

This project seeks to address the issue of the lack of information exchange between organizations
working in the area of social and financial exclusion in the East and West. While the countries of
the East have developed a lot of expertise in this area and build strong institutions capable of
serving thousands of socially and financially excluded, there has virtually been very little cross-
breeding between East and West. At the same time, some of the countires of the East that are
now part of the EU are facing an environment which has new challenges and opportunities.
Western institutions active in the area of social and financial exclusion have developed tools that fit
the EU environment (such as a mix of financial and non-financial services to excluded). There is a
lack of knowledge about such tools. At the same time the Western programs tend to have a
relatively smaller client base due to design issues and generally stricter environment. The idea is to
combine the learning that has occured in the East and West to strengthen the institutions working
on social and fiancial exclusion       in order to increase the outreach to the excluded. It is
expected that the work methodology will also allow to map the key obstacles and opportunities that
exist in the environment for the excluded people as well as for the organizations working on
financial exclusion and come up with policy recommendations. Finally we hope that a new platform
can be created for the EU institutions (as well as those in the accessing countries) for information
exchange among institutinos active in reducing social and financial exclusion.




Main Policy area covered by the proposal : increasing access to decent
services : financial services



Partners involved in the project:

- European Microfinance Network (FR)
- Community Development Finance Association (UK)



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    4.22. REDE EUROPEIA ANTI-POBREZA / PORTUGAL REAPN

Title of the project
MULTIPLICAR - STRATEGIES, TOOLS AND ACTORS

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 175.889,45           Granted amount (in €): 140.519,45 EUR
Rate of EC funding: 79,89 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10109



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
REDE EUROPEIA ANTI-POBREZA /                                  Mr LEITE AIRES Sérgio
PORTUGAL REAPN                                                Augusto
Rua de Costa Cabral 2368
P - 4200 PORTO                                                E-mail : sergio.aires@reapn.org

Tel: +0035122 54 03267/9                                      Type/Legal Status of
Fax: +00351 22 54 032 50                                      organisation:
E-mail: eapnp@mail.telepac.pt
                                                              Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)


Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The main issue addressed by the partnership will be the capitalization and dissemination of a tool
(CIARIS Centre for Informatic Apprenticeship and Resources in Social Inclusion) as an instrument
to improve the Empowerment and Participation, to further the mobilisation of a diversity of public
and private actors to the combat against social exclusion in the context of the European Strategy
and the NAPs. The use of this instrument it will be a platform / way of promoting mutual learning
and capacity building between different actors (public and private) searching to improve their
involvement, their strategies and their tools to fight poverty and social exclusion at different levels
and contexts.The project plans the selection of a range of organisations (public or private, 35
organisations in the whole of the project) that will define and develop micro-experiences using
CIARIS. These micro experiences will be defined taking in account NAP s orientations and
principles.




Main institutional Mechanism concerned by the proposal : deepening
the participation and mobilisation of all actors



Partners involved in the project:

Fondazione Cesar, IT - Italia
EUROCCAT,ES - España
Alliance of Social Professionals (Szociális Szakmai Szovetség), HU - Magyarország
Community Workers' Co-operative, IE - Ireland
Hellenic Antipoverty Network, EL - (Elláda)
CASPIS, RO - România




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    4.23. Transport & Travel Research

Title of the project
ECLIPSE

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 221.306,84 Granted amount (in €): 177.045,47
Rate of EC funding: 80,00 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10113



Lead Organisation:                                             Contact Name:
Transport & Travel Research                                    Dr. LAURIE PICKUP
30 High Street                                                 E-mail :
GB - WOODSTOCK OX20 1TG
                                                               laurie.pickup@ttr-ltd.com
Tel: +0044 1993 810780
Fax: +0044 1993 810781                                         Type/Legal Status of
E-mail: ttr_oxford@ttr-ltd.com                                 organisation:
Website: www.ttr-ltd.com
                                                               Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
Main objectives / Summary of the Project

The Commission s Joint report on social inclusion, highlighted transport as a key factor in reducing
access to basic services.Urgent action is required to link the transport planning process to the
policy on social inclusion. Most member states have not addressed this issue and there is an urgent
need for best practice knowledge transfer to raise awareness and to encourage joint working The
ECLIPSE proposal will conduct an integrated knowledge transfer programme among European
institutions, national and city/regional level to engage transport and social inclusion actors in joint
dialogue to produce practical policy strategies. At the city level, strategic policy partnerships will be
set up for joint working, in which excluded groups will play a central role. The ECLIPSE consortium
has extensive experience of the transport and exclusion issue .All member states will be engaged.
Detailed joint working will take place in the UK, Poland, Romania, Italy and France.



Main Policy area covered by the proposal : increasing access to decent
services (transport).



Partners involved in the project:


- Merseytravel (UK)
- POLIS (BE)
- FIT consulting (IT)
- RATB (RO)




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    4.24. Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

Title of the project
MAKING IT WORK FOR OFFENDERS

Duration (in month): 12 Estimated total cost (in €): 238.577,34 Granted amount (in €): 178.577,34
Rate of EC funding: 74,85 %
Identification ref. (SAGA n°): 2004/VP004/10123



Lead Organisation:                                            Contact Name:
Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion                      Ms Nicola SMITH
Camelford Hosue, 89 Albert Embankment
GB - LONDON SE1 7TP                                           E-mail:
                                                              nicola.smith@cesi.org.uk
Tel: +44 020 7582 7221
Fax: +44 020 7582 6391
                                                              Tel: +44 020 7840 8321
E-mail: mike.stewart@cesi.org.uk
Website: www.cesi.org.uk
                                                              Type/Legal Status of
                                                              organisation:
                                                              Non-Profit Organisation (NGO)
Main objectives / Summary of the Project

Issue: Increasing ex-offender employment strategically would help tackle social exclusion and
poverty in every member state as well as being beneficial to the wider community by helping to
reduce crime. Evidence suggests that ex-prisoners make up 2-3% of average monthly inflow to
unemployment. This is likely to be similar across the EU. Some trends are making the problem
worse.

Objectives: Many offenders have multiple disadvantages as well as the additional stigma of being a
criminal, which act as significant barriers to employment. This project addresses this issue in its
totality considering the whole range of interventions needed for different cohorts of offenders in
different settings (in prison, the community) and taking into account the key cross-cutting issues
that need to be addressed at the same time as employment such as housing, drug use, health care,
mental health. The overall objective of this project is to develop a mechanism which can be
applied in all EU member states that will enable the key partners to develop and implement
comprehensive and systemic responses to the needs of unemployed offenders.
to develop an offender employment toolkit the viability of establishing a European Offender
Employment Observatory. a strategy of engagement with the key strategic actors.

Outputs: Specifically, by the end of the two year programme, this project will have developed an
offender employment toolkit for the development of services ; In addition one of the key objectives
will be a consideration of the viability of establishing a European Offender Employment Observatory
; Finally the project will put in place a strategy of engagement with the key strategic actors. The aim
being to influence the National Action Planning process and set up on an ongoing dialogue on
offender employment issues.



Main policy area in this proposal : strengthening active labour market
policies for the most excluded




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Partners involved in the project:

IE - Probation and welfare service - public
EL - ARSIS - Association for the social support of youth - NGO
NL - PSW Employment support centre NGO
SI - Papilot Zavod Lubljana - private org.
DE - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungseinrichtung des DGB GmbH - BFW - private
not-for-profit




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