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The CARe Network Partnership Programme

The CARe Network's aim is to mobilize and strengthen the network of professionals, users and organizations working for the transition of mental health and social services in line with the UN CRPD.


Seeing these living examples of our growing network we decided to open a new Partnership Program in order to connect Western European service providers with their Eastern European or Central Asian partners. 


The aim of our Partnership Programme is to initiate long term co-operation combined with support and mutual learning between Western European service providers and Eastern European or Central Asian organizations.


The CARe Network takes the position of mediator between the potential partner organizations as a third partner.


The key issues we consider when try to find partner organizations:


- Relevance. Are partners working on the same field, representing the same values and principles?

- Reliability. Are partners reliable, registered NGOs, with a good reputation in their local environment?

- Contribution. How partners can contribute to this co-operation? We encourage multiple forms of mutual       contribution, like advice, learning experiences and financial support.

- Sustainability. How can the co-operation strengthen both organizations contributing to their sustainability?


The CARe Network is seeking for active organizations that are willing to participate in our Partnership Programme from each region. Call for Application can be submitted continuously. To apply for a partner organization we kindly ask you to describe your activities and ideas about your future co-operation along the four dimensions mentioned above, using the format provided.


The aim of the partnership programme is to establish partnerships between organisations working in the field of community based services and social inclusion throughout Europe and Central Asia.

A partnership means that a relation is established on the basis of mutual respect and the desire to exchange experiences, knowledge and support. Partnerships between high-income and low-income often countries often include financial support to enable new services to be created in the low-income country. A partnership is established for 2 or  3 years, but can be prolonged afterwards.


The CARe Network provides, together with its international partners, support to write the proposal and to find a suitable partner. For new organisations to be admitted to the programme, The CARe Network will carefully check credentials. The key criteria we consider to couple organizations as partners:

- Relevance. Are partners working on the same field, representing the same values and principles?

- Reliability. Are partners reliable, registered NGOs, with a reputation in their local environment?

- Contribution. How partners can contribute to this co-operation?

- Sustainability. How can the co-operation strengthen both organizations contributing to their sustainability?




1. Executive summary


2. Background

2.1 General information about the country/region with regard to the field

2.2 Relevance of the project with regard to innovation of the field


3. Name and description of the organisation


4. Project description

4.1                  Overall goal

4.2                  Specific goals / objectives

4.3                  Activities

4.4                  Time table

4.5                  Project team


5. Expected results


6. Evaluation criteria en evaluation method


7. Budget


8. Sustainability


9. Partner expectations and expectations with regard to mutual contributions.


10. Contact details


Developing Yourself as a CARe Trainer

EDUCATION PROGRAMME : The CARe Network Training & Education Programme

The CARe Network is offering a variety of workshops and training opportunities.


CARe Academy

Train-the-Trainer Programme



1-2 hours per week




2 years


Mental Health





Runs January 2017 - May 2019

Registration Closed


What you'll learn:

Education Programme

1. Introduction to the recovery model

2. Working on social inclusion: community participation and support

3. Introduction to the model of ‘expert-by-experience’ and peer support

4. Social enterprises, a model for recovery and inclusion

5. Introduction to the CARe model: professional support for persons in recovery

6. Developing peer expertise and peer support groups

  • Training in the CARe methodology

The CARe methodology is an evidence-based professional way of effectively supporting persons with mental health problems in their recovery process. It is based on the principles of presence, recovery and empowerment. In the basic training programme, professionals learn how to apply the principles in a systematic way. The training consists of three training days and four coaching sessions. Coaching can also be provided through the internet (skype/face time).  For more information click here.


  • Train-the-trainer Programmes

The CARe Network offers train-the-trainer programmes for persons who want to become a trainer in either the CARe model or the Strengths model.

For more information, email to

  • Training in the Strengths model

The Strengths model was developed by Charley Rapp and Rick Goscha from Kansas University in the U.S. The approach focuses on the strengths of the person and of the community. It supports personal recovery and participation. The training consists of 2 days complemented by coaching and supervision. For more information click here.

Workshop Leaders and Trainers


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