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Book "Strategien gegen soziale Ausgrenzung alter Menschen. Tagungsband"

The book contains all presentations of the invited keynote speakers as well as the discussions and comments retrieved at the conference "Strategies against Social Exclusion of Older Persons - Lessons learned from Practice" which took place in Graz April 22 and 23, 2005.

All keynote speakers and workshop leaders were asked to comment on a first - unpublished - draft version of the CARMA report on a study about interactions between service providers and service clients. The proceeding is published in German.

The aim of the conference was to present first interesting results to an interested audience and discuss the results with them. The conference was attended by some 81 participants, mostly practitioners or students of social work with the elderly and senior care workers.

The member of the Provincial Government of Styria (Kurt Flecker in charge of Social Policy) was giving a keynote, as well as Giovanni Lamura from the EUROFAMCARE project and Katie Campbell and Nora Walsh from the Belfast project Sydenham Court.

A total of 6 workshops covered the following topics
- The Question of Care for Older Persons in European Social Policy (Jörg Leichtfried, Member of European Parliament/ Gertraud Dayé, International Cooperation Officer of EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons)

- Service Provision vs. Control? The Tasks of Regional Social Policy (Jakob Kabas - Sozialhilfeverband Liezen and Brigitte Schafarik - Volkshilfe Styria)

- Social Exclusion in the Intersection between Family Care and Professional Services: Preliminary Results of a European Research Project on Family Caregivers (EUROFAMCARE) (Giovanni Lamura, Ancona/Italy)

- Identifying and Overcoming hidden Entry Barriers of Social Services (Methodological Aspects) (Guido Cuyvers/ Geel, Belgium and Marianne Egger de Campo/Compass, Graz)

- State of the Art in Assistive Technologies (Georg Edelmayer and Paul Panek - Research group on Rehab Technologies FORTEC, University of Technology Vienna)

- Social Work with Older Persons: the Concept of a Modern Profession (Klaus Posch and Rainer Loidl-Keil/University of Applied Science, Graz). This book will be particularly useful to local policy makers, administrators and managers of social organizations, but also to students of sociology and social work.

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