Coordinator of resources
Emergency roundtable : Can we reconcile emergency and integration?
Graduated with a Master 2 in Public Law, Delphine Laisney has been involved for more than 15 years in international action against social exclusions. After a first professional experience dedicated to the right to education for Afghan female refugees in Pakistan, she joined Samusocial International in 2003 with the position of Samusocial Mali’s director and developed a specific project of assistance for girls living in streets. Then, she coordinated the network of Samusocial organisations working with young and children living in streets in West and Central Africa. Since 2010, she has been responsible, at Samusocial International headquarters, for the professional training, studies and documents capitalizing professional experiences, as well as for the university courses on exclusion problematics at Sciences Po, University of Paris 13 and at University of Paris Descartes (specific diploma related to young and children living in streets).
The social emergency describes a method to "reach out" people among the most excluded, living in the street, who do not ask for anything and who are unable to go to the existing services providers who might help them. From the emergency to meet their immediate needs, to the long time necessary to the establishment of an individual accompaniment to envisage exit solutions from street life, of which time do we have? Samusocial and Samusocial International professionals must intervene in a temporality adapted to each person, which is confronted with more systemic temporalities related to the requirements of results, inclusion, adequacy to normative frameworks and public policies far from specificities of people, children or adults, in situation of exclusion. How to approach, then, these times of the social emergency?