Deinstitutionalization: The Ways Forward, Prague, 14.-15. February 2013


Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
The National Centre for the Transformation of Social Care Services
would like to invite you to the conference

Deinstitutionalization: The Ways Forward

14. - 15. February 2013
Prague, Hotel Olympik-Tristar

Vision of Deinstitutionalization
 How are clear vision and strategy reflected in the implementation of the changes? (Comparison of the Czech Republic against the Slovak Republic, or of the Czech Republic against the Moravian-Silesian Region.)
 Willingness to introduce changes as influenced by sectors (some are willing to do so, some are not) or by different public administration areas (the State - regions - municipalities).
 EU's vision of deinstitutionalization.
 The importance of leadership, clear accountability.

Participation in the decision-making process
 Examples of participation of people with disabilities in the decision-making process. Support of independent decision-making.
 Involvement of carers in the deinstitutionalization process.

Preventing institutionalization
 Tools used by the EU to prevent institutionalization. Outlook for the next programming period.
 Use of informal care, support provided to caregivers.
 Use of public services and their readiness to provide services to people from institutions.
 Support of community social services.
 Reduction of institutional care, closing down institutions without replacement.

 (De)institutionalization as part of professional training.
 Education of caregivers and relatives of people with disabilities.
 Education of users - users become educators.

Use of the existing resources
 Planning of social services in order to prevent institutionalization.
 Re-directing resources from institutional care to community-based services.
 Interconnection of the system using the existing services (e.g. the Moravian-Silesian Region - Slezská diakonie).

 How can public opinion be influenced in favour of deinstitutionalization? How does public opinion influence de-institutionalization?
 Can the public decide on the co-existence with people with disabilities?

 Is deinstitutionalisation actually taking place?
 How does the situation of de-institutionalized people change?
 Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Please register by filling out the registration form at section “Akce” at the latest by 3. February 2013. The conference is opened under the password: 2013-02

Hotel Olympik-Tristar (U Sluncové 14, 186 76  Prague 8, metro Invalidovna) , tel.: 00420 266 184 882, e-mail:

Accommodation and meals
The accommodation costs shall be borne by the participants. The costs of meals (lunch and dinner) shall be covered by the National Centre.
Please book the accommodation yourselves.

Suggested accommodation:
Hotel Olympik-Tristar (U Sluncové 14, 186 76  Prague 8, metro Invalidovna) , tel.: 00420 266 184 882, e-mail:

We are looking forward to meeting you.