The IRIS Network Regional Social Academy – Human Rights-Based Approach in Social Service Provision

Regional Social Academy organized in Belgrade, from 11th to 15th December was a place of meeting of social service providers from West Balkan 6 countries that discussed human rights base approach to the community service provision. This year 30 participants, members of IRIS network, social partners and other civil society organizations attended the Academy.

Apart of discussing human rights in the region, participants explored linkages between HRBA and social service delivery, learned about instruments and mechanisms for protecting beneficiaries’ rights. 4 day tailor-made training consisted of different learning methodologies including lectures, workshops and study visit.

Study visit was organized to Association ,,Half a way there” in Pančevo, where participants spend a half of day learning on the independent living services in the community, work integration and participate in the daily activities with beneficiaries.

The Regional Social Academy is part of the project IRIS Progress, organized annually and funded by The European Union.