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Annual Report 2016

EQUASS has published its Annual Report for 2016

EQUASS European Conference - 2017

Report and Evaluation of the conference:

 

Conference report2.83 MB

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Call for Good Practices: Rights and Ethics in social services

As part of its ongoing framework agreement with EaSI, the European Union’s Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) has tasked the EQUASS unit to study on the topic “Rights and Ethics in Practice in European Social Services of General Interest”. This report will showcase diverse practices that have a verified and sustained impact on the lives of persons served.

Astangu to stop its activities as EQUASS Local Licence Holder

As part of a restructuration in the scope of agencies depending from the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, the scope of activities for Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center (commonly referred to as Astangu) is been reshaped. A few years ago, a Centre for Quality in Social Services had been created as a part of Astangu. The Centre, led by Keiu Talve, has the objective of supporting the promotion, development and co-ordination of quality in social services in Estonia. (read more...)

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Awareness raising

EQUASS promotes continuous quality improvement, learning and development on issues around quality in social service provision; the place of service users and their social services in the society; the importance of a quality approach in social service provision and the positive impact of good services. We frequently organises dissemination actions on these issues.

Capacity building and consultancy

EQUASS offers consultancy, tailormade advice or research on quality issues to individual service providers and others. We regularly provide espertise to short or long term projects, European or otherwise.
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Recognition of Quality Assurance

EQUASS offers two comprehensive recognition programme from quality assurance to excellence in social services. These programmes enable social service providers to engage in an external independent assessment process by which they assure quality of their services to service users and other stakeholders.

Training

EQUASS offers trainings for auditors and consultants in the EQUASS system. It also offers service providers the opportunity to attend seminars on the EQUASS system, on quality in social services and to participate in learning events where performance on approaches, implementation strategies and results are compared and exchanged.

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Marie DubostEQUASS Manager | mdubost@epr.eu | Belgium
Loredana AlenEQUASS Officer | lalen@epr.eu | Belgium
Guus van BeekKey Expert | equass@xs4all.nl | Belgium
Grete KvehaugenEQUASS Officer | gkvehaugen@equass.no | Norway
Cinzia de LetisEPR Communication Officer | cdeletis@epr.eu | Belgium
Laurence MeuretEPR Financial Officer | lmeuret@epr.eu | Belgium

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The European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS)

The European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) is an initiative of the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR). EQUASS enhances the social sector by engaging social service providers in continuous improvement, learning and development, in order to guarantee service users quality of services throughout Europe.

The European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) is an initiative of the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR). EQUASS enhances the social sector by engaging social service providers in continuous improvement, learning and development, in order to guarantee service users quality of services throughout Europe. EQUASS wants to contribute to the creation of a European market and the modernization of personal services of general interest, where service providers can distinguish themselves and use the quality of their service provision as a competitive advantage.