Working on tackling unemployment in Europe: ALDA and its Partners Showcasing the Results of the BESPAT Project
On Thursday 21st April, ALDA and the partners of the project BESPAT (Best European Policies, Analysis and Transference) showcased the outcomes of the project to European stakeholders at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels.
The project BESPAT aims at professionalising personal and household services (PHS) as a strong growth potential sector to promote employment in line with the EU Agenda 2020. The sector covers a broad range of activities that contribute to the well-being of families and individuals such as child care, long term care for the elderly and for persons with disabilities, cleaning, remedial classes etc. BESPAT is a Progress-funded project whose objective is to identify and exchange good practices all over Europe regarding policies and actions in the PHS sector.
Ms Francesca Scarinci, from the social cooperative Sol.Co Verona, member of ALDA, was among the panelists. Ms Scarinci presented the activities, results, successes and obstacles experienced at the local level by So.Co Verona. The organisation assists different beneficiaries through social guards in local communities. Trained social guards are reemployed people who provide supply services to people in need. “Provided service is a cheaper solution then using professionals only. Moreover, there is lack of people’s trust in the state-run health services. Thus there is a need to build it step by step which is always better with care“, stated Ms Scarinci. ALDA will be in the front line to disseminate the outcomes of the project to all its 200 members across 40 European countries.