Recently the Comber Foundation in partnership with the University of Limerick, Ireland, and the
University of Bucharest hosted a one day seminar entitled:
The Journey from Institutionalisation to Inclusion Lessons Learnt & Future Directions
This seminar has been funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) under its ‘New Ideas Scheme’ and it supported by the Irish Embassy in Bucharest.
Registration for this event was FREE.
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Professor Lucian Ciolan, Dean of Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education, University of Bucharest
Mircea Dumitru, Rector, University of Bucharest
His Excellency Oliver Grogan, Irish Ambassador to Romania
Introduction: Fiona Dowling, Executive Director Comber Foundation
Dr. Barry Coughlan, Assistant Director Doctral Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Limerick, Ireland
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1
Dr Delia Pop, Director of Programmes, Hope and Homes for Children
DEINSTITUTIONALISATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
- The Perspective of a Local Authority
Ms Gianina Dimitrescu, Director, Child Protection Department Minisrty of Labor
Dr. Teodora Avram, Executive Director, DGASPC Giurgiu
Mr. Ionel Muscalu, Public Administrator, Giurgiu County Council
PANEL DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS
Dr. Doru Popovici, Special Education Department, University of Bucharest
DEINSTITUTIONALISATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2
Dr. Barry Coughlan, Assistant Director Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Limerick
ROMANIAN NGO'S EXPERIENCE OF DEINSTITUTIONALISATION AND INCLUSION
Comber Foundation - Residents tell of their experiences.
The Future - Can we collaborate to achieve change?
Chaired by: Dr Delia Pop, Director of Programmes, Hope and Homes for Children.
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