Conference: Conference ‘Moving towards independent living and community-based care: EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services’



The conference that was held in Brussels on the 17th of June 2019, was the final mutual learning event organised by the European Centre and ICF Mutual Learning Services in the field of deinstitutionalisation. The cycle of capacity-building seminars aimed at improving the capacity of the actors at local, regional and national levels to develop measures supporting the transition from institutional to community-based services, using EU funding instruments. The Conference also shared existing European practices in the area of independent living and community-based care. Finally, the Conference aimed at improving the understanding of the European Commission and other stakeholders of the progress towards deinstitutionalisation and its main challenges. The participants identified and exchanged information on practical examples on implementing the Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, using European Structural and investment Funds (ESIF) and other EU funding instruments.