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The CARe Network Conference 2015

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CARe Europe Conference 17-18 June 2015




3rd The CARe Network Conference

17 - 18 June, 2015

Conference Centre National Technical Library

Prague, Czech Republic


The CARe Network is an international network promoting recovery and social inclusion.


The themes for this conference are:

1. Recovery and social inclusion

2. Social Entrepreneurship

3. Challenges for institutional change


One of the important aspects of recovery is to be(come) part of the world (again), to have meaningful activities and social roles. It requires not only efforts from the part of the person but also from the part of the community, in terms of supports and opportunities.

Peer support, family support and professional services which are focused on recovery & inclusion are essential ingredients. New possibilities emerge when the focus shifts from services to the community, from care to entrepreneurship, from social benefits to paid labour.


Special Keynote speaker: Dr Julie Repper

Julie Repper is head of Recovery of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust in the U.K., Associate Professor of Recovery at the  University of Nottingham and Senior Consultant at the ImROC programme. She is the author of many books, including: Social Inclusion and Recovery: A Model for Mental Health Practice. She was involved in the development of one of the first Recovery Colleges in the U.K.

Special Keynote speaker: Geof Cox

Geof Cox has been involved in social enterprise for 30 years, and over the last 15 years has worked as a freelance social enterprise developer and as an associate of a number of top social enterprise consultancies, including the international social enterprise development organisations Social Enterprise Europe and NESsT. Read more...



Wednesday 17th June: 12-18 hours

Site Visit Program in Prague

Visits to community based services and social enterprises

Meeting point: NTK Balling Hall entrance

Please assemble by 12:30pm.

Buses leave at 1pm sharp. 


Thursday 18th June


9.30 hours:            Welcome by Jean Pierre Wilken, president The CARe Network

9.45 hours:             Welcome by Pavel Novak, Director of Fokus Prague, and introduction to the community-based services and social firms offered by Fokus.

10.00 hours:             Key note by Pavel Rican, Director of Centre for Mental Health Care Development. Developments in the field of deinstitutionalization and community care in Czech Republic

10.20 hours:            Key note by Julie Repper. Recovery and Social Inclusion. Where Are We and Where Are We Going To?

11.00 hours: coffee/tea break

11.30 – 13.00 hours: workshops and symposia

13.00 – 14.00 hours: lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 hours: workshops and symposia

15.30 – 16.00 hours: coffee/tea break

16.00 – 16.40 hours: Key note by Geof Cox, Director of Social Enterprise Europe: Social Enterprises and Their Meaning for Social Inclusion.

16.40 – 17.30 hours: closing session

Conference Dinner


Practical information

This conference is organised by The CARe Network and Fokus Prague

Venue: Conference Centre Czech National Library of Technology Prague


Participation fee is 200 EUR. This includes: site visit program on Wednesday, conference program on Thursday, drinks and snacks during the conference. 


Discounted fees for central and eastern European countries and Post-Soviet countries. Delegates from the following countries will receive a 50EUR discount on the standard delegate fee, so the applicable fee will be €150. Armenia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhzstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey.​


This discounted price is also applicable to service users, peer experts and students from all the other countries.



Discount arrangements

If your participation can not be paid by your employer, and you are a peer worker, service user of family member, you may be entitled to participate in the conference with a 75% discount (50 Euro).

Please write to Conference Committee at and if you are eligible for this arrangement, you will get a discount code which you can use to subscribe to the conference (


Registration & Tickets



Other Practicalities Information:

Hotels near Conference Venue NTK

Low cost Dormitory accommodation

DAP Hotel 

Junuv Statek

Art Hotel Meda (CARe Europe Group rate reference: Richard L.) 8mins to NTK

Taxi phone: 14015

Directions and Map to Conference Dinner Venue

Map of Prague (as of April 2015)



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