As a result of the growing need for care and support characterising present time, demand for quality social services is constantly increasing. Yet social services are facing important challenges, such as chronic underfunding, staff shortages and challenges in transitioning to community-based and person-centred forms of services. EU funds, particularly ESF+ and ERDF, can create key opportunities to overcome these obstacles. However, too often social services struggle to benefit from these funds, while managing authorities frequently face difficulties in using EU funds to finance high quality social inclusion projects. The European Commission is currently funding a 2 year-project, the Helpdesk, with the aim of solving these issues and offering concrete solutions to both social service providers and authorities. Curious to know more? Join us to learn more about this new initiative and help shape the deliverables.
The programme can be found here.