july, 2020

07jul2:00 pm5:00 pmPRE-CONFERENCE EVENT – NORDIC DAY | Dare Community Care: A life-cycle approachEvent organised by the Nordic Welfare Centre and FREE to all conference delegates. FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Only registered delegates can access the room2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Event Details

14:00 – 14:05 | Welcome

14:05 – 14:35 | Presentation 1 – Faroe Islands (20 min + 10 min Q&A)

Topic: The game changer

With extensive cross-disciplinary work, we can help young people with severe psychological problems, from repetitive emergency hospitalization in a psychiatric ward for more than 50% of the time in a year, to no hospitalisations. In some cases we can even help them become completely independent of the public system – and at the same time this is a solution that has sustainable socioeconomic benefits.

Presenter: Edvard Heen, CEO, Social Services, Faroe Islands

14:35 – 15:05 | Presentation 2 – Norway (20 min + 10 min Q&A)

Topic: The Qualification Programme – Heading for Empoyment

Every year a large number of people find employment thanks to participation in the Qualification Programme. Is it your turn now?

The Qualification Programme is the Norwegian Government’s most important tool to eradicate poverty. Being able to work and being included in society is believed to be of the utmost importance in order to reduce poverty.

Many vulnerable people are too distant from the labour market. Consequently, the Norwegian Government has implemented the Qualification Programme to help the target group into the labour market.

The Qualification Programme was launched in 2007. Research has proved that the programme works and that it has a long-term effect in enabling people to work. Today more than 50% of the participants have employment after completing the programme

15:05 – 15:35 | Presentation 3 – Iceland (20 min + 10 min Q&A)

Early intervention, holistic approach and empowerment

The BRIDGE brings together different professionals (psychologists, speech therapists, social workers, special education teachers, school nurses and guidance counsellors) who work within the school and social divisions in our municipality, and teachers and other school staff working in pre- and compulsory schools.

Keywords: empowerment, holistic approach collaboration

Rannveig Einarsdóttir, Sviðsstjóri, Fjölskyldu- og barnamálasvið

15:35 – 16:00 | Coffee Break / Networking

16:00 – 16:30 | Presentation 4 – Sweden (20 min + 10 min Q&A)

Topic: How to support people to be independent with welfare technology as a tool

We need to meet the demographic challenges in various ways and we need to get started right now! How can we reach out with knowledge about technology and digitalisation to people who can really benefit to be more independent and improve their welfare?
An example from Falun, Sweden, introducing “SmartHomes”. A showroom for senior citizens.

Presenter: Jonas Hampus, Social Services Manager, Falu kommun OmvÃ¥rdnadsförvaltningen Sektion BistÃ¥nd, Kvalitet och Utveckling

16:30 – 17:00 | Presentation from Sponsor – JP SocInfonet.se (Denmark Reserve)


tuesday 7 july 2 : 00 - tuesday 7 july 5 : 00