Wednesday 28 June

09:15 – 10:30
Various

Panel Discussion 1

Workshop Session 4
3 panel discussions running in parallel

Co-production – making the case for user-centred service design
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English, Español, Deutsch, Français, Italiano

Moderator:
Dr Fiona Keogh, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Research in Dementia, National University of Ireland Galway

Panellists:
The ‘Participatory modelling of social intervention’: assessing needs, involving users, improving services
Łukasz Wodowski, Acting Head of Unit for the implementation of social programmes, Masovian Social Policy Centre, Poland

Involving older people in innovation processes
Ann-Christine Larsson, Ph.D & Project Manager, City of Norrköping, Sweden / Marianne Carlberg, Service user, City of Norrköping, Sweden

Co-designing public social services – opportunities and challenges
Luc Delaporte, Directeur of Social Services in Rouen, Seine-Maritime County Council, France

Commentators:
Dilyana Deneva, Service user & representative of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

Elaine Howard, Dementia Programme Manager, Genio, Ireland

Panel Discussion 2

Innovative approaches for the integration of refugees
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English, Deutsch, Español

Moderator:
Neil Falzon, Director, Aditus Foundation, Malta

Panellists:
Person-centred integration through individual action plans
Julien Van Geertsom, President, PPS Social Integration, Belgium

New networking approaches for the vocational integration of refugees
Petra Walter, Chief Executive, Association for Youth Career Assistance, County of Ostalbkreis, Germany

Integration of refugees through civil society
Karin Olsson, Integration Coordinator / Sven-Erik Lindestam, Mayor, Municipality of Söderhamn, Sweden

The ping-pong sanctuary for young refugees
Tim Holtham, Founder and Director of the Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTCC – 1st sports club in the UK to be awarded the ‘Club of Sanctuary’ status for its work with unaccompanied refugee minors, United Kingdom / Hoang Nguyen, UK-based refugee and coach at the BTTC

Commentator:

Gulwali Passarlay, Young Ambassador for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, former refugee from Afghanistan, United Kingdom

Kim Japing, Policy Officer, European Social Network

Panel Discussion 3

Digital tools for social inclusion
[Theme: Social innovation]
Languages: English, Français, Italiano

Moderator:
Clare Horton, Editor of the Guardian Social Care Network

Panellists:

A new online platform to empower older people in homecare
Bert Desmet, Coordinator ONLINE buurten, City of Brugge, Belgium

Welfare technology as a way to meet the needs of elderly and disabled people (TBC)
Johanna Viberg, Development Manager, Municipality of Orebro, Sweden

New online support services for young people
James Buhagiar, Service Coordinator, SOS Malta

Commentator:

Marianne Brix Hvillum, Project Manager, City of Aarhus, Denmark

10:30 – 11:15
Exhibition Hall

Networking break

11:30 – 12:45
Grand Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION 4
European Round Table

Wrap-up discussion focusing on the key messages from the conference and the game changers for the future of social services

Moderator:

Hugh Frazer, Adjunct Professor of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland and Coordinator, European Social Policy Network

Panel Discussion:

Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment, Malta

Ana Lima, President, General Council for Social Work, Spain

Nathalie Renaudin, Public Affairs Director, Edenred

Georg Fischer, Director for Social Affairs and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

12:45 – 13:00

Close of conference and invitation to the European Social Services Conference 2018

John Halloran, Chief Executive, European Social Network

Manuel Martínez Domene, Deputy Minister of Equality and Social Policies, Regional Government of Andalucia, Spain