Together with other international organisations, Diagrama was invited as an expert in the field of social inclusion to identify the most effective and innovative practices in the field of substance and alcohol abuse.
On the 11th and 12th of June, Diagrama Foundation intervened Athens (Greece) to participate in the “Marginalised in Communities” Transnational Event, organised byActive Inclusion, a European Social Fund (ESF) transnational Network, funded through the European Commission.The overall goal of the Network is to tackle unemployment amongst troubled families, marginalised communities and disaffected youth by enhancing social inclusion and preventing stigmatisation. It does so by identifying and evaluating programmes, interventions and innovative work from across the EU to promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups.
Diagrama was invited byNOMS, the National Offender Management Service for England and Wales, as an expert in the field of social inclusion to identify the most effective and innovative practices in the field of substance and alcohol abuse, together with other international organisations. This will in turn assist the European Union in identifying which practices are truly the most effective and innovative for the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups into employment.
This was a great opportunity for Diagrama to meet other experts in the field of alcohol and substance misuse as well as homelessness, mental health, physical and learning disabilities, and offenders/ex-offenders from across Europe; exchange new ideas; and explore potential partners for further projects. Furthermore, the event provided the chance to look at new and innovative practices with regards to alcohol and substance misuse – a topic in which Diagrama has been working on for the last few years.
Diagrama wishes the Active Inclusion transnational Network the best in all its endeavours, and is looking forward to learning the outcomes and findings at the end of the project.