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Community planning of social services

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award

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The community planning of social services in the Otrokovice region is a process that began in 2005. The main scope of the community planning process is cooperation between representatives of municipalities, providers, users of social services and the general public to create a plan for the development of social services in the region. Concrete cooperation takes place through meetings of working group members (representatives of municipalities, providers, users) and through public meetings with citizens. The community planning process is further enhanced by the activities and outputs achieved in projects related to community planning process.

In 2005-2007 the town of Otrokovice and its partners (7 other towns and 10 non-government organisations) implemented the project Community plan of social services in region Otrokovice’. Currently, they are implementing two other projects: ‘Transnational cooperation in community planning of social services’ and ‘Promoting sustainability, accessibility and improvement of social services in the Otrokovice region’. All projects were or are financed by EU funds.

The main goal of the first project was to start the process of community planning and developing a plan for the improvement of social services. The aim of the project ‘Transnational cooperation in community planning of social services’ is to develop international cooperation in the field of social services, gain experience of good practices in the Netherlands, Great Britain and Slovakia, and use these experiences in the Otrokovice region. The last project aims to build a SWOT analysis of social services. This is being done in cooperation with the members of working groups and the general public, creating an up-to-date plan for the development of social services and educating providers of social services in the region, particularly workers in the field of social services, with the final aim of improving social services in region.

Award info
Award category: opening up the public sector
Award type: submission
Award year: 2011
Project type
Sector: Public health and social welfare/affairs
Type of activity:
Keywords: Community planning, social services
Short English description: The main goal of the first project was to start the process of community planning and developing a plan for the improvement of social services.
Further information
Organisation: Town of Otrokovice
Other applicants:
Homepage: http://www.otrokovice.cz
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: 1-5
Country: Czech Republic
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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