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6 Interactive workshops and case studies running in parallel 

Session Types: 

Case Study Session: During this session a practice, service model, project, new idea (already implemented with some form of evaluation) that the audience can learn from and stimulate discussion will be presented. The session will include Q&As and interactive discussion. 

Workshop Session: This will take the form of an interactive meeting or educational session designed to create a specialised result, for example a guidance or learning that participants can use afterwards. It will include some form of training and/or group work.


City of Antwerp

This project addresses the fragmented delivery of support to families and children facing complex challenges, including obstacles in accessing appropriate help, lack of coordination amongst providers, and an inability to address diverse needs. In response, the One Family One Plan partnership in Greater Antwerp seeks to enhance regional cooperation across sectors to ensure timely, continuous, and effective care for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25.

youth advocate programs, united states

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is dedicated to combatting violence in communities, particularly in high-risk areas. YAP’s holistic approach targets root causes like social and economic inequality. The organisation collaborates with the entire community, including youth, families, business and civic leaders, and law enforcement, to create personalised responses to improve individual and community wellbeing.

government of the basque country department of equality, justice and social policies, spain

The TRAPEZISTAK Programme addresses the vulnerability and risk of social exclusion faced by migrant young people without a family network. It implements a personalised support model through social inclusion pathways and intersectoral cooperation, serving as a ‘one-stop-shop’ to enhance the social inclusion and transition to adulthood of young people, most of them migrants, in the Basque Country. It offers administrative assistance, training for employment and language skills, job placement services, socio-educational programmes, community participation initiatives, and housing support.

edenred europe, region of lombardy (italy), ministry of education (romania), ave romania, romania

Education is a crucial element to build the future of our societies. Investments in this field are essential to allow all children to have access to decent and basic learning conditions. Creating a level-playing field for all pupils is needed to provide strong roots for better development of future generations.

ministry of migration and asylum, greece

The National Emergency Support Mechanism (NERM), established in 2021 to address the conditions to receive unaccompanied children in Greece, developed an integrated action plan to identify, trace and provide care for unaccompanied children. They also improved coordination among child protection agencies in Greece through common protocols, procedures, and referral pathways to transform the way the needs of unaccompanied children are now addressed.

regional government of central denmark, denmark

In order to alleviate high turnover and burnout among social services staff in demanding roles, especially in the context of escalating conflict, the Central Denmark Region has designed workshops to prioritise the staff’s mental and physical well-being. During this session, delegates will participate in training exercises to learn techniques, strategies, and practical skills they can use in conflict situations, whilst acknowledging the emotional demands of social services work.


pro arbeit kreis offenbach (aör), germany

This programme targets the long-term unemployed, particularly those who have left education and are not in work or training (NEET). It aims to empower them through awareness raising, collaborative partnerships, individualised support, reduction of dependency, improved access to training and successful reintegration into the labour market.


The use of lived experience is increasingly recognised as fundamental in social services worldwide, providing valuable cultural insight and knowledge while offering a unique perspective from people using services. In Ireland, especially with Peer Support, lived experience roles are acknowledged as essential for designing and delivering social services. Genio will present the different Peer Support Roles that that are incorporated regionally and nationally in Ireland, including across mental health services, in homelessness services, within the Irish Travelling Community and within the international protection system.

municipality of aarhus, denmark

The ‘Staircase to Staircase’ programme addresses the multifaceted challenges encountered by vulnerable families in Gellerup, Aarhus. These challenges encompass high unemployment rates, limited education, health issues, and barriers to accessing support services. Through innovative family and employment initiatives, this programme aims to address long-term unemployment and dissatisfaction among Gellerup residents.

carr gomm, united kingdom

This programme addresses the social exclusion of people accessing mental health services, often presenting frequent readmissions to hospitals or living in isolation in the community. For instance, it provides early intervention and preventative support to individuals living with mental health conditions in the community while offering discharge support services to reduce repeat hospital admissions.

barcelona provincial council, spain

This programme targets residents of neighbourhoods that experience high social vulnerability and residential segregation in 15 municipalitiess in the province of Barcelona, including Badalona, Cornellà de Llobregat, and Vilanova i la Geltrú. It focuses on addressing issues such as inadequate housing, limited public spaces, and weak community connections, which directly affect residents’ opportunities and rights.


In the last year, Generative AI has gone from bleeding-edge to mainstream. In this session you’ll learn how this new wave of AI technology is helping social services organisations tackle their challenges today. This includes empowering overworked social workers and supervisory staff to make them more productive and effective in their roles, assisting the public in accessing vital information and services with the help of next-generation virtual agents. See demonstrations of how AI can help make you more productive in your role, today. Real-world examples and innovative solutions await in this interactive session, which will include time for Q&A from the audience, hosted by Microsoft.


Introducing the digital ecosystem: BRUCE, an integrated platform that embraces the engagement and interaction of all Brussels citizens (residents, businesses, visitors and commuters) and simplifies access to government services through an omnichannel approach. BRUCE acts as a unique point of contact for government services, thereby fostering more participation, more autonomy, simpler processes, and leading to an optimised experience for end-users and employees.