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Making Co-production Happen

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These parallel sessions highlight projects and practices that promote different elements of co-production.  

Session Types: 

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.  

Thematic Panel Discussion: During these sessions 3-4 organisations present a project on a similar topic related to the conference theme during a moderated panel discussion. Delegates are invited to ask questions at the end of the session.   

Making Co-production Happen: 26 JUNE 14:15 - 15:30

ernst & young (ey)

The political responsibility for our social policies is almost always divided between local, regional and national authorities and requires cooperation across the different entities. In this interactive workshop, EY will facilitate a group discussion to discuss the key challenges and success factors experienced when creating policies and cooperative projects to support the elderly and disabled as well as social and employment policies. The workshop will focus specifically on major transformation projects that need a strengthened exchange of information, data and processes between authorities.  

deloitte global

Labour shortages and falling labour market participation require public employment services and their partners to deploy new strategies, such as co-production and person-centred service models, to activate the long term unemployed and populations with barriers to employment. This session will examine how jurisdictions across countries have pivoted their strategies, what is working, and what progress has been made.

ministry of social rights catalan government, spain w13, belgium university of west attica social administration research lab, greece city of bruges, belgium

Neighbourhood and community approaches refer to a range of strategies aimed at supporting individuals and families within their local communities. These initiatives leverage local resources and social networks to address challenges such as socio-economic disparities and social isolation. However, their implementation can vary significantly across and between countries due to cultural norms, historical contexts, and institutional structures.

the city of leuven, belgium faculty of social work, university of ljubljana, slovenia unicef romania, romania

Co-creating family and children’s support requires collaborative efforts among various agencies together with families themselves to address the needs of families in vulnerable situations. This approach emphasises inclusivity, equity, and active participation, aiming to build strong support networks and holistic solutions tailored to the diverse contexts of these families. By fostering partnerships and co-creating initiatives with families themselves, the wellbeing and healthy development of children will be improved. 

northern ireland social care council, united kingdom cnfpt inset d’angers, france west university of timisoara, romania

The social services workforce is a fundamental part of social protection systems across the EU and plays a key role in improving people’s lives. The demand for social services, support, and protection is rapidly increasing across Europe and beyond. This increase in demand places significant pressure on public social services and the workforce they employ, whilst also facing budget constraints, recruitment, and retention issues.