Chairperson’s conclusions from the Keeping the Door Open – Support to Young People Leaving Care conference

Pub. Oct 8, 2009 Published October 8, 2009

At the invitation of the Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour, Mr Donatas Jankauskas on behalf of the Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk, EGCC, within the Council of the Baltic Sea States and in cooperation with the Council of Europe, SOS Children’s Villages international and UNICEF, young people, experts, researchers and practitioners from public agencies, ministries, NGOs and International Organisations gathered in Vilnius on the 7-8 October 2009 to share knowledge and expertise on how to improve the support to young people leaving care.

The conclusions cover the four themes of the conference:

  • Emotional stability and social wellbeing
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing