In order to promote and develop programs which help people with disabilities, the Foundation begun a cooperation with the Center Gabrielle (Centre de la Gabrielle) in 2014, a non-profit organization from France which provides multiple care services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The director of the Center, Ms Bernadette Grosyeux visited Montenegro in December with an aim to analyze possibilities for cooperation between the Center and relevant institutions in Montenegro. This visit was also an opportunity to exchange experiences in providing service care and in achieving a higher degree of social integration of persons with disabilities. Together with Prince Nikola she visited the Special Hospital for Psychiatry in Dobrota and the Public Institute “Komanski most”.
Furthermore, a meeting was held at the Foundation’s headquarters with representatives from “Komanski most” and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare at which they talked about the status of people with disabilities in France and Montenegro, current and future activities of these institutions, as well as the challenges they face in their everyday work. In order to further develop their inter-institutional cooperation, it is planned to organize a visit of representatives of these institutions to Center Gabrielle (www.centredelagabrielle.fr).