Belgium

The WeDO seminar - 18/02/2014

The Belgian WeDO coalition organised a seminar (18/02/2014) on the WeDO-project and his European quality framework for long-term care. The European Quality Framework for Long-Term Care and its principles were illustrated with "good practices" from Belgium and questions like how the European quality framework can be translated into practice and what are the advantages and obstacles that we encounter in practice as a caregiver or older person were discussed.

The PowerPoint

Pictures WeDO Seminar

The Belgian WeDO² coalition

Belgium has a national coalition and is involved in the WeDO² project.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is both the national coalition leader and WeDO² project coordinator.
The VUB Belgian Ageing Studies (BAS) have grown (emerged) from the need to execute an environmental analysis of the neighbourhood which includes the potential of facilitating social change in the locality regarding older individuals. The main objective of the project is to support local policymakers, professional stakeholders and individual or organised older people in the development of a local policy plan for older people.
Website : http://www.vub.ac.be/ and http://www.belgianageingstudies.be/
Contact person : Liesbeth De Donder
E-mail : liesbeth.de.donder@vub.ac.be 

Espace Seniors is the second Belgian organisation involved both in WeDO² and in the national coalition. Espace Senior is a French-speaking organisation associated to the Solidaris-Mutualité Socialiste (socialist healthcare funds) opened to all senior citizens. Senior area: information and training, participation and commitment, support and defend of the rights of seniors.
Website: www.espace-seniors.be
Contact person : Mara Isabel Barreto
E-mail : MaraIsabel.Barreto@mutsoc.be
Phone Number : +322/515.02.66

Belgian authorities also signed the declaration of engagement WeDO and support our WeDO-activities:

Le Gouvernement régional - the Regional Government
Signed by Mr. the Minister Rachid Madrane
- State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Town Planning, Collection and Processing of Waste and Environmental Maintenance
- Minister, Member of the Board of the French Community Commission (COCOF), responsible for Vocational Training, Culture, School Transport, Social Services, Family, Sport and International Relations
Signed by Mrs. the Minister Céline Fremault
- Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Economy, Employment, Scientific Research and Foreign Trade
- Minister, Member of the Board of the French Community Commission (COCOF), responsible for Civil Service, Health and Vocational Training for the Self-Employed
- Member of the Joint Board of the Common Community Commission (COCOM), responsible for Health and Civil Service Policy
Website : http://www.brussels.irisnet.be/, http://madrane.be/ and http://www.fremault.irisnet.be/bienvenue?set_language=fr
E-mail : info@madrane.irisnet.be and info@fremault.irisnet.be

Le gouvernement wallon - the Walloon Government
Signed by Mrs. the Minister Elian Tilleux: Minister of Health, Social Action and Equal Opportunities
Website : http://tillieux.wallonie.be/ and http://www.tillieux.be/
E-mail : eliane.tillieux@gov.wallonie.be

De Vlaamse overheid - the Flemish government
Signed by Mrs. The Minister Ingrid Lieten:
- Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government
- Flemish Minister of Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction
Website : http://www.ingridlieten.be/ and http://www.vlaanderen.be/nl/contact/adressengids/vlaamse-overheid/vlaamse-regering/ingrid-lieten-viceminister-president-van-de-vlaamse-regering-en-vlaams-minister-van-innovatie
E-mail : kabinet.lieten@vlaanderen.be

Other coalition members :

The coalition developed a national strategy, available here.

Aidants Proches asbl - Representation, support and information for informal carers
Website : http://www.aidants-proches.be/fr
Contact person : Caroline Ducenne
E-mail : caroline.ducenne@aidants.be

Algemeen Stedelijk Ziekenhuis Aalst - General urban hospital
Website : http://www.asz.be/
Contact person :  Steven Monsieur, Barbara Claes and Tina Van Audenhove
E-mail : interne.liaison@asz.be

Alzheimer Belgique ASBL – Representation, support and information for families of, and Alzheimer's patients, promotion of early detection of disease, etc.
Website : http://www.alzheimerbelgique.be/
Contact person : Marguerite Mormal & Béatrice Coppens
E-mail : Beatrice.Coppens@alzheimerbelgique.be

Bavardage - Platform organized around the centre group on older people
Website : http://www.bavardage.be/
Contact person : Steve Campion
E-mail : info@bavardage.be

Belgium Red Cross - Humanitarian organization
Website : www.croix-rouge.be
Contact Person : Kathy Stinissen
E-mail : kathy.stinissen@redcross-fr.be and action.sociale@croix-rouge.be

Brussels Meldpunt Ouderenmis(be)handeling - Brussels registration centre elder abuse
Website : http://www.home-info.be/v4.0/welkom
Contact person: Isabelle Heurckmans
E-mail : brusselomb@misc.irisnet.be

CARIO VZW - An initiative to keep older persons longer at home
Website : www.cario.be
Contact Person : Marc Glorieux
E-mail : m.glorieux@skynet.be
Phone number: +32 479/73.13.33

Commission Seniors Province de Liège - Provincial Committee for Older People
Website : http://www.provincedeliege.be/fr/node/145
Contact person : Philippe Snoeck
E-mail : Philippe.Snoeck@provincedeliege.be

Coordination des Associations de Seniors - Coordination centre of seniors organizations
Website : http://www.cas-seniors.be/

Contact person : Sylvain Etchegaray

Departement Welzijn, Volksgezondheid en Gezin - Vlaamse overheid - Part of the Flemish government

Website : http://www4wvg.vlaanderen.be/wvg/Paginas/Default.aspx
Contact person : Anne Van Der Gucht, Eric Dekker and Lut Vanden Boer
E-mail : anne.vandergucht@wvg.vlaanderen.be, eric.dekker@wvg.vlaanderen.be and lut.vandenboer@wvg.vlaanderen.be

Domaine des Rièzes et Sarts - Rest Home
Website : http://www.riezes-et-sarts.be/
Contact person : Virginie Mary
E-mail : Virginie.Mary@mutsoc.be

Familiehulp vzw - Organisation for service for family care (home care)
Website : www.familiehulp.be
Contact person : Marc Koninckx
E-mail: marc.koninckx@familiehulp.be
Phone number : +32 15/45.31.46 / +32 478/84.08.81

Federatie Onafhankelijke Seniorenzorg - Federation for care for older people
Contact person : Luc Griep

Federatie van Onafhankelijke Senioren vzw - Federation for older people
Website : http://www.fedos.be/
Contact person : J.P. Beaeyens
E-mail : info@fedos.be

Fédération des Centrales de Services à Domicile - Organization that gathers 15 centers of home services and associates located in the French Community 
Website : http://www.fcsd.be/fcsd/federation-csd.htm
Contact person : Sophie Minne and Christine Lefevre
E-mail : sophie.minne@mutsoc.be and christine.lefevre@mutsoc.be

Gammes asbl - Daycare at home (Brussels)
Website : http://www.gammesasbl.be/
Contact person : Laurent Brieuc
E-mail : brieuc.laurent@gammesasbl.be

Home Info - Information and advice on nursing homes
Contact person : Harry Jan

HUB Seniorenconsulentenvorming - Training at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Website : http://www.fhs.be/FHS/(5923)-FHS/(5923)-FHS-Home/Seniorenconsulentenvorming.html
Contact person : Els Messelis
E-mail : els.messelis@hubrussel.be
Phone number : +322/210.13.30

Huis voor Gezondheid - support to healthcare providers and organizations of service providers
Contact person : Harm Deleu

Infor Homes Bruxelles ASBL  - A free information service about reception and accommodation of older people in Brussels
Website : http://www.inforhomes-asbl.be/
Contact person : Marie-Pierre Delcour and Myriam Bodart
E-mail : marie-pierre.delcour@voila.fr and sepam@inforhomes-asbl.be

Infor Homes Wallonie ASBL - A free information service about reception and accommodation of older people in Wallonia
Website : http://www.inforhomeswallonie.be/
Contact person : Gaelle Gallet
E-mail : gaelle.gallet@inforhomeswallonie.be

Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, Associatie K.U. Leuven, Departement Gezondsheidszorg - Catholic College Limburg, Association K.U. Leuven, Department of healthcare
Website : http://www.khlim.be/opleidingen/alle?category[2]=2
Contact person : Ingrid Dreessen
E-mail : ingrid.dreessen@khlim.be

Le Bien Vieillir asbl - Center of expertise on ageing (research, education, information and guidance)
Website : http://www.lebienvieillir.be/
Contact person : Valantine Charlot
E-mail : lebienvieillir@skynet.be

Ligue Bruxelloise Francophone pour la Santé Mentale - Organisation that gathers teams and services, in an attempt to share ideas and experiences, have as objective the promotion of mental health
Website : www.lbfsm.be
Contact person : Isabelle Boniver
E-mail : emessens@hotmail.com and isabelleboniver@hotmail.com

Ons Zorgnetwerk - Association for users of (home) care and carers
Website : http://www.onszorgnetwerk.be/
Contact person : Lieve Belmans
E-mail : onszorgnetwerk@kvlv.be
Phone number : +3216/24.49.49

Provincie Antwerpen: Dienst Welzijn en Gezondheid | Coördinatiepunt Geweld en Slachtofferbeleid Intrafamiliaal geweld en ouderenmisbehandeling - Regional support centre for domestic violence/elder abuse
Website : http://www.provant.be/welzijn/zorg_en_hulp/geweld_en_slachtofferbeleid/ouderenmishandeling
Contact person : Geertrui Provinciael and Pascale Franck
E-mail : geertrui.provinciael@welzijn.provant.be and pascale.franck@welzijn.provant.be
Phone number : +323/240.56.01

Provincie Limburg: dienst Welzijn - Provincial governance, welfare services at local social policy
Website : http://www.limburg.be/
Contact person : Lily de Renet
E-mail : lderenet@limburg.be

Provincie West-Vlaanderen - Parliament of the province West-Vlaanderen
Website : www.west-vlaanderen.be
Contact person :  Bieke Depoorter and Ingrid Vyvey
E-mail : provincie@west-vlaanderen.be, bieke.depoorter@west-vlaanderen.be and ingrid.vyvey@west-vlaanderen.be
Phone number : +32800/20.021

Respect Seniors ASBL - Walloon agency for the contend of elder abuse
Website : www.respectseniors.be
Contact person : Dominique Langhendries
E-mail : dominique.langhendries@respectseniors.be
Phone number : +3281/226332

Steunpunt Thuiszorg – Support for informal carers and users
Website : http://www.steunpunt-thuiszorg.be/
Contact person : Sophie Beyers
E-mail : sophie.beyers@socmut.be

Thuishulp VZW - Expands  and support the deployment of volunteers in home care
Contact person : Paul Callewaert
E-mail : oppashulp.bmovl@socmut.be

Université Libre de Liège - Panel Démographie Familiale - University of Liège
Website : http://www.ishs.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_5000/accueil
Contact person : Marie Thérèse Casman
E-mail : mt.casman@ulg.ac.be
Phone number : +324/366.31.68 and +324/366.31.66

Union Nationale des Mutualités Libres - National Union of Free Mutuality
Website : http://www.mloz.be/
Contact person : Luc Detavernier
E-mail : luc.detavernier@mlov.be

 

Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes - National Union of Socialist Mutuality
Website : http://www.socmut.be/pages/regiokeuze-socmut.aspx
Contact person : Alain Coheur and Daphné Thirifay
E-mail : alain.coheur@mutsoc.be and daphne.thirifay@mutsoc.be
Phone number : +322/515.02.11

Union des Entreprises à Profit Social - Union of firms from the social sector (represents employers' federations from the public and private sector)

Website : http://www.ufenm.be/

Contact person : Caroline Jansen

E-mail : caroline.jansen@unipso.be

Phone number : +328/124.90.29

Université Catholique de Louvain - Catholic University
Website : http://www.uclouvain.be/index.html
Contact person : Philippe van den Bosch
E-mail : philippe.vandenbosch@uclouvain.be

Université de Liège - Panel Démographie Familiale - University 
Contact person : Marie Thérèse Casman

Vereniging van Vlaamse Steden en Gemeenten - Organisation for all Flemish municipalities and public centre for social welfare
Website : http://www.vvsg.be/Pages/default.aspx
Contact person :  Elke Vastiau  and Veerle Baert
E-mail :  elke.vastiau@vvsg.be and veerle.baert@vvsg.be
Phone number :  +322/211.55.70 and +322/211.55.16

Vlaams Onafhankelijk Zorgnetwerk - Employers' federation that support the interests of the independent (semi-) residential elderly facilities
Website : http://www.vlozo.be/
Contact person : Luc Griep
E-mail : luc.griep@seniorenzorg.be

Vlaams Ondersteuningscentrum Ouderenmis(be)handeling - Dutch registration centre elder abuse
Website : www.meldpuntouderenmishandeling.be
Contact person : Anja Janssens, Elsie Vermeulen and Evelien Van Hauwaert
E-mail : ouderen@cawoostvlaanderen.be and anja.janssens@cawzuidoostvlaanderen.be
Phone number : +3278/15.15.70

Vlaamse Ouderenraad vzw - Interest organisation for elderly
Website : www.vlaamse-ouderenraad.be and www.ouderenweek.be
Contact person : Mie Moerenhout
E-mail : mie.moerenhout@vlaamse-ouderenraad.be and info@vlaamse-ouderenraad.be
Phone number : +322/209.34.51 and +32472/44.53.13

Vonk 3 - Research organisation
Website : www.vonk3.be
Contact person : Lieven De Maesschalck
E-mail : lieven.de.maesschalck@khk.be
Phone number : +3214/56.23.10

Wit-Gele Kruis Limburg - White-Yellow Cross organizations of Limburg
Contact person : Luc Bijnens

Wit-Gele Kruis van Vlaanderen VZW - Federation of five autonomous Flemish provincial White-Yellow Cross organizations who organise home care nursing
Website : http://www.witgelekruis.be/
Contact person : Bram Fret
E-mail : Bram.Fret@vlaanderen.wgk.be

Wit-Gele Kruis van West-Vlaanderen - White-Yellow Cross organization of West Flanders
Website : http://www.wgkwvl.be/fb111clwg1472kojd1rnjd222.aspx
Contact person : Nathalie Verlinde
E-mail : Nathalie.Verlinde@WGKWVL.be

Zorgnet Vlaanderen - Employers' organisation that gathers initiatives from the social profit sector
Website: www.zorgnetvlaanderen.be
Contact person : Tarci Windey and Bernadette Van den Heuvel
E-mail : tw@zorgnetvlaanderen.be and bvdh@zorgnetvlaanderen.be
Phone number : +322/507.01.93

If you are interested to join the Belgian WeDO-partnership, please, sign our déclaration of engagement (FR) - (NL) and send this document to Prof. Dr. Liesbeth De Donder (liesbet.de.donder@vub.ac.be - Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene, BELGIUM)

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