Project Forum

PROJECT FORUM | 30 June 2021 | 15.00 – 16.00 (CET)

Virtual reality experience for older people and people with disabilities


Presentations in: English

Presenters: Mathilda Domeij, Strategist, digitalisation, Municipality of Gävle, Sweden

This programme gives older people and people with disabilities the opportunity to learn to use virtual reality tools. Virtual reality experiences are currently offered in 17 older people’s homes and in 35 centres for people with disabilities in the municipality of Gävle, Sweden.

MICADO – Migrant Integration Cockpits and Dashboards


Presentations in: English

Presenters: Carmen A Munteanu, Research Project Manager, SYNYO GmbH, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Belgium

The MICADO project aims to facilitate the exchange between migrants, public authorities and civic society to support migrants’ access to social services like housing, education, health care, employment and counselling through digital application. With this project, partners expect to improve migrants’ integration in the host communities, facilitate opportunities for migrants to participate in crucial parts of society and to build up their capacity to respond to future challenges.

YAP Wraparound Advocate Model


Presentations in: English

Presenters: Diana Matteson, Director of International Programs and Development, Dorienne J. Silva, Chief Operating Officer, Youth Advocate Programs Inc. United States

The innovative community-based YAP Wraparound Advocate Model has been at the forefront of system change in juvenile justice, child protection, mental health, and disability services because it is dedicated not just to programming but empowering communities, families, and individuals to advocate for change on a systemic and individual level.

Jump with me – Among friends – share leisure for people with intellectual disabilities


Presentations in: Spanish
Interpretation into: English, Spanish

Presenters: Alvaro Revilla Castro, Social Areal Genaral Manager, Municipality of Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain

Jump with me -Among friends is a leisure programme for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities. It supports young people with disabilities in the development of healthy leisure time. The programme currently has 170 participants who actively engage in the development, implementation and evaluation of this programme intended to increase the social inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities.

The right time: integrated support for mothers


Presentations in: Italian
Interpretation into: English, Italian

Presenters: Carmine De Blasio, Director, Consortium A5, Italy

This project aims to support women who are in employment to have a better work/life balance and those who are unemployed to find a job. This is done through three counselling centres consisting of several professionals, including job counsellors, who are trained to support women through individual pathways to work or with childcare duties.

Setting up a new Social Security Program – Policy to Implementation


Presentations in: English

Presenters: Alison Byrne, Deputy Director for Programme Social Security, Scottish Government, Scotland, United Kingdom

Social Security Scotland came into being as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. As a new Agency it needed to create systems to support the delivery of its devolved services. This project is the first step in delivering upon its commitment to promoting fairness, dignity and respect in service delivery to low-income families with young children in Scotland, young people getting into work and young carers. in this presentation participants will learn how the Scottish Government implemented a single highly scalable benefits platform and a citizen’s portal to support social benefit delivery.