Other projects

Getting a Life

The purpose of the project is to support the client in deinstitutionalizing the special institution Demir Kapija in Northern Macedonia into community care.
The activities aim to assess the situation, prepare a plan for the institution’s transformation, prepare a methodology for monitoring the transformation process, prepare a plan and carry out employee training. We are also involved in other support activities. It is similar to the pilot projects in Slovenia for the transformation of Dom na Krasu and CUDV Črna na Koroškem. The goal is to relocate at least 45 residents from the institution to the community.

The project runs from September 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022, and is funded by the People in Need project, Czech Republic.

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Assessment of the situation in the field of community services and deinstitutionalization in Kosovo

The project aims to assess the current situation in deinstitutionalization in the Republic of Kosovo.

As part of the project, we are preparing an analysis of policies and legislation in social protection, collecting basic data on people with disabilities, existing providers, and available services in Kosovo. We will also list examples of good and bad practices in deinstitutionalization.

The target groups of the research are children, adults, and the elderly. The project’s main product will be a report on the state of deinstitutionalization in Kosovo. We will also make recommendations on how to support the deinstitutionalization process.

The survey, including fieldwork and report preparation, will run until the end of January 2022.

IRSSV employees are implementing the project in cooperation with the People in Need (PIN) organization. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organization working in the field of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. At PIN, they believe that all people have the right to a dignified and free life.

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Voices for Justice: Communicating with Victims of Crime with Disability

Access to information and effective communication are essential for people with disabilities who are victims of crime to be able to participate in criminal proceedings like others.

Directive 2012/29 / EU and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognize the right of persons with disabilities to justice, information, communication, etc. When people with disabilities in criminal proceedings do not receive information in a way they understand or are not given the opportunity to express their needs and experiences, these rights are violated.

The aim of the project is to improve the access of beneficiaries to their rights under the Directive and to the necessary support and communication tools through action research, networking of different disciplines and the creation of practical tools. In addition, we want to provide professionals in the justice system with the necessary tools to improve communication with people with disabilities who are victims of crime.

As part of the project, we will prepare four manuals for experts and beneficiaries and seven national reports on research findings. The task of the IRSSV is to develop the methodology and tools, coordinate the implementation of research and data collection in seven project countries, prepare a national report for Slovenia and carry out an advocacy campaign.

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Towards a more Inclusive Europe

The aim of the project is to evaluate the four-year program “Delivering the Inclusion Europe Work Program (2018-2021)”, funded by the European Union. We want to find out what impact the program has had on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe over the last four years. Based on the evaluation, we will make some suggestions for the development of Inclusion Europe.

In evaluating, we will pay particular attention to involving and representing the voice of people with intellectual disabilities. We will use secondary material, conduct focus groups and interviews to prepare the evaluation. We will also prepare an easy-to-read questionnaire, which will be available on the IRSSV DI website together with an explanation of the project in Slovene and English.

In addition, we will organize two more online meetings to consult key stakeholders and people with intellectual disabilities. A summary of the easy-to-read evaluation will be attached to the final evaluation.

The project runs from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022 and is funded by the Inclusion Europe project, Belgium.