A Webdoc on “Social Business in Europe” ?
Here we go. First post. The dream came true… After a lot of reflections, explanations, the idea to create a webdoc is on the agenda of 2012. That’s an important step. I don’t know any Belgian administration ready to go through it, except mine… the belgian federal public service of social security.
Regarding financing and content, partnerships with NGO’s, Mediapartners are at the agenda.
I’m preparing a presentation with PREZI for my colleagues and the potential partners. I will share the link.
Content of the film?
Have a picture of Social Services in Europe. Are we assisting to the merchandising of social services in Europe and what are the challenges, tensions and the influence of the socio-economic crisis ?
Following the organisation of the 3rd Forum on social services of general interest and the adoption of Council’s Conclusions during the Belgian Presidency in 2010, the idea of relaying the issue of social services and welfare to a larger audience is born. Diffusion in accordance with TV channels and/or through the Internet is highly desired.
Are social services in a process of transformation in Europe ? What are the direct consequences for the citizens and their welfare ?
More and more companies are interested in accessing sectors of social welfare (social assistance and social protection), which were traditionally reserved to the State or non-profit organisations.
In a context of crisis, States are interested in externalisation of services. Which ones are particularly interesting for the “private sector” and with which consequences for the citizen?
Is this interesting for the collectivity and the general interest they represent? What is the role of Brussels in this story?
More questions than answers. This could be a nice starting point for investigation.
The issue would be illustrated through concrete zoomings with users, social workers at local level.
We are searching 10 concrete stories in Europe in order to illustrate this issue.
Some example :
Social housing in the Netherlands: a pending case before the European Court of Justice
Elderly Care in Sweden : a new law on the freedom of Choices
Health care in UK
Complementary pension schemes in Hungary
A lot of work is needed here, I’m just consolidating the team, the ideas and the process needed in order to create this webdoc.
Next post will be on what’s a WEBDOC and how we will work together…