History - European Network on Family Group Conference

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History

European FGC Network meetings

Every year since 2002

Circle

Since 2002, a European FGC Network meeting took place every year:

2014 - VARESE, ITALIA
Open space-report 'Research'
Country reports 2014:
Austria 2014, Bosnia 2014, Germany 2014, Italy 2014,
The Netherlands 2014, Norway 2014, Northern Ireland 2014, Scotland 2014, Serbia 2014, England 2014, Wales 2014 
2013 - BELGRADE, SERBIA
Minutes 2013, Participants 2013, Presentation Serbia 2013
Country reports 2013:  Austria 2013, Germany 2013, Italy 2013 , The Netherlands 2013, Russia 2013, Scotland 2013, Serbia 2013, Sweden 2013, Wales 2013
2012 – SOFIA, BULGARIA
FGC Purpose, values and processes 2012, FGC in Europe, from margin to mainstream
Country reports 2012: Austria 2012, Bulgaria 2012, Daybreak UK 2012, Russia 2012, Sweden 2012
2011 - UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
FGC Purpose, values and processes 2011, The Netherlands 2011,
Proposals relating to European FGC Network
2010 – BRIGTHON, ENGLAND
Conference flyer 2010
2009 – WARSAW, POLAND
2008 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Minutes 2008
2007 – BERLIN, GERMANY
Report 2007
2006 – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Minutes 2006, Germany 2006, Scotland 2006, Child perspective in FGC (ppt)
2005 – CARDIFF, ENGLAND/WALES
Conference flyer 2005, Dinner flyer 2005, Norway 2005,
Three questions in life (ppt)
2004 – LEUVEN, BELGIUM
Invitation 2004 , Summary 2004, Report 2004
2003 – CAVAN, NORTHERN IRELAND
Minutes 2003
2002 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
European FGC Network, Minutes 2002

Exploratory projects

Across service boundaries

Most developments in the European countries involved exploratory projects to test the decision-making methodology in local settings. When using FGC proved successful in statutory work with children, it was worth while to try to apply the approach in voluntary cases as well, and also across service boundaries, such as adult mental health, adult domestic violence, and the care and protection of elderly people.

Promising results

Beyond expectation

In some countries local projects are developed; in other countries nationwide implementations are in progress. The results are often beyond expectation: families and citizens are willing and capable to take responsibility for changing their own situation, they make plans, provide resources and develop a positive relation with the social services. This all contributed to situations where citizens resume responsibility and regain control over their own lives.

Paradigm shift

More structured framework needed

Through the years it became apparent that implementing the vision and values behind FGC leads to a shift in paradigm regarding the way in which welfare systems are organised. In the European Network for FGC, it became clear that a more structured framework of connections, information, research exchange and policy development was needed. This portal website is one of the steps in construing such a framework.

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