This section contains an overview of all areas of responsibility, competences and subordinate administrations, public-law institutions and advisory bodies of the Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region.
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The Ministry of Family Affairs and Integration is responsible for five areas of competence:
1. Family and family policy
This includes areas such as training, mediation, family counselling and assistance, the calculation of family benefits, the promotion of volunteering opportunities, family promotion and the management of the fund for the financing of socio-family infrastructures
2. The elderly
This includes the promotion of active ageing and home care, the accreditation of day and/or night care facilities, the development of the gerontological plan, the dementia plan and the national "palliative care - end of life" plan, social pricing, and the accreditation of night care, the creation of training courses in palliative care and psycho-geriatrics, the care of elderly migrants as well as marginalised elderly people, the supervision of the elderly services of the neuro-psychiatric hospital, the operation of the Senioren-Telefon, the management of the orientation and guidance unit, the relations with NGOs and private services.
3. People with disabilities
This includes the accreditation and supervision of day and/or night care, training, information, counselling, work, rehabilitation and assistance at home services for people with disabilities, the implementation of physical accessibility, the care of disabled employees, the supervision of sheltered workshops and services for people with disabilities at the neuropsychiatric hospital.
4. Integration of foreigners
This includes social action for foreigners, support for municipalities in drawing up a communal integration plan (PCI) and the development of the national action plan integration (PAN Integration).
5. Solidarity and social assistance
This includes the supervision of services and shelters for adults in need, the fight against over-indebtedness, the prevention of social exclusion, precariousness and homelessness, the organisation of the "Wanteraktioun" and of the multi-functional emergency accommodation structure, the coordination of policies in favour of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, the elaboration of the national action plan for the promotion of the rights of LGBTI people, the management of the permanent psycho-traumatological support group, and the management of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).
The Minister for the Greater Region is responsible for the following area of competence:
- National representation in the Greater Region Summit
- Cross-border cooperation and institutionalised cooperation
- Management of the Economic and Social Committee of the Greater Region
- Management of the House of the Greater Region