Hilfswerk Austria Conference in Chisinau


29 March 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Hilfswerk Austria organises the final conference of the project “Network of Day Care Centres for Children with Disability in the Republic of Moldova” supported by ERSTE Foundation.
The network of day care centres has been strengthening its capacities and becoming more innovative in its integrative approaches throughout the activities carried out in 2011: intensive training sessions and workshops, summer camp, study visit to Austria. Various therapies involving art, music and play have been shown to improve the ability of children and young people to express their feelings.

The conference – entitled “Innovative approaches for social and psychological rehabilitation of children and youth with disability” – serves as a platform for sharing ideas and experiences among more than thirty national representatives of day care centres and rehabilitation institutions from Moldova and Transnistria.

A panel session aims at reflecting the current status of affairs in the field of provision of rehabilitation services for children and youth with disability in Moldova, along with the prospects for its development. Additionally, two thematic workshops are organised: one focusing on vocational education for children and youth with special needs, and one for the media, aiming to bring the journalists closer to this topic and to highlight its sensitive aspects.
The conference will be followed by a publication summarising the project impacts.