ECCL is an active member of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). This group, formerly known as the Ad Hoc Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, was set up in February 2009 by the then Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs Vladimir Spidla in order to address the issues of institutional care reform in the European Union.
EEG is a broad coalition of organisations representing children, families, people with disabilities, mental health organisations, public and non-profit service providers, public authorities and intergovernmental organisations. They are COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU), EASPD (European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities), EDF (European Disability Forum), ENIL-ECCL, ESN (European Social Network), Eurochild, FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People), Inclusion Europe, Lumos, MHE (Mental Health Europe), OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Europe Regional Office) and UNICEF.
Report of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care
Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care
Toolkit on the Use of European Union Funds for the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care