Improvement of cross-border communication and care for cross-border children and young people

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Sonja Adamsky - Winterswijk Municipality, NL-DE

 

The Advice Case „Improvement of cross-border communication and care for cross-border children and young people” (NL-DE) submitted by the Winterswijk Municipality under the initiative b-solutions was consulted by Sonja Adamsky, a legal expert with sound knowledge of cross-border matters. Adamsky helped the applicant to better identify the obstacle affecting the joint management of youth welfare services at the German-Dutch border.

Adamsky in the course of her field analysis observed that what affects most the management of welfare and health care (in particular psychological treatment) for youngsters residing in the area is the multiplicity of actors involved on both sides and at many levels.

The general conditions are regulated at the national level, but their implementation is carried out locally.

In her final reports, Adamsky proposes different measures that can help fostering the communication and cooperation among relevant actors. More in detail:

  • to sign cross-border agreements to foster communication and cooperation on youth welfare between the competent authorities on the basis of already existing conventions on social and medical care of minors;
  • to activate dedicated projects and fundings (i.e. Interreg);
  • to organise trainings by the many international networks operating in this field that could share knowledge and best practices with relevant actors.

To have more details on the Advice Case “Improvement of cross-border communication and care for cross-border children and young people”, please access the full report of the expert (in German).

 

The information here provided have been developed in the framework of b-solutions, an initiative of the European Comission’s DG REGIO managed by the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR).

The reports here included are the result of a consultation provided by legal/cross-border cooperation experts on obstacles of a legal or administrative nature - referred to as Advice Cases - selected in the framework of the II Call for Proposals of the initiative b-solutions.