The Directorate-General for Social Affairs and Child Protection strongly believes in the importance of Chance Creation, therefore there is a whole Department dedicated to this issue. The aim of the CC Department is to promote and strengthen the empowerment of the institutionalized clients preparing them for the ongoing deinstitutionalization process, contributing to their social inclusion.
The Chance Creation Department has a comprehensive, intertwined approach and consists of four Units: The Unit for the Rights of Institutionalised Persons, the Unit for the Rights of Children, the Unit for the Disabled Persons and the Unit for Drug Prevention Programs.
The working methods of the Department include professional investigations to control that the requirements of equal treatment and the realization of special rights of the recipients are implemented and respected in the social care institutions. Its task is to raise the rights awareness of not only the people who live in the institutions, but the carers who work with them, through identifying and encouraging “best practices”, establishing trainings, organizing working groups, holding regional conferences announcing and managing thematic tenders. Moreover the Department organizes and coordinates cultural and sport events, mental hygiene, healthy lifestyle, distraction and sensitization programs for the clients, their carers and every colleague of the DG.