Sintesi in Italiano
“ELASTIC” è un progetto che si pone l’obiettivo di incrementare le competenze e capacità digitali dei professionisti che lavorano nel campo dell’educazione e della inclusione sociale di adulti che vivono in condizioni di vulnerabilità estrema (senza dimora, migranti, richiedenti asilo, rifugiati, etc.). Il progetto prevede un corso integrato di scambi di esperienze e pratiche tra le organizzazioni dei partner europei, così come occasioni di formazione e viaggi di conoscenza
The aim of the project is to increase digital skills of professionals working in the field of education and social inclusion of adults in extreme vulnerability situations (e.g. homeless, migrant, asylum seekers, refugees, etc.). The project plans an integrated course of experiences and practices exchange among European partner organizations, as well as a workers’ mobility and training program
We think this name (E.L.A.S.T.I.C.) symbolizes the ability of change, the need for adjustment and trying new forms and working solutions, particularly important for the difficult role of social workers and welfare organizations
In recent years, social work with adults in extreme vulnerability has changed its priorities due to: • Increasing diversity of interventions and types of end user (new immigration, poverty and types of drug addiction, etc.) • Increasing diversity of professionals involved in the social service system (teachers, instructors, psychologists, psychiatrists, street workers, consultants, health workers, educators, facilitators, mediators, etc.) This has led to 2 consequences for social workers: • Individual work with end users is becoming more complex due to language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, difficulties in appraising new needs, inability to match old answers to new demands; • Work within organisations, both inside single work teams, and among different teams within the same service system, is unable to ensure the complementarity and effectiveness of the entire intervention. Different professionals have often very different methodologies, languages and timescales
OPEN GROUP: Open Group (OG) is a social organization based in Italy;
ASP Città di Bologna: public company for social welfare and personal care of the Municipality of Bologna, based in Italy;
Spoleczna Akademia Nauk – SAN (University of Social Sciences): one of the leading private universities in Poland;
Czech Streetwork Association – CAS has been working in the field of street/outreach in Czech Republic;
FEANTSA: the European Federation of National Organizations working with the Homeless based in Brussels;
DOCUMENTA: no profit organization based in Spain
fio.PSD: a democratic, non-profit association that pursues social solidarity and inclusion based in Italy;
EAPN Cantabria: network against poverty and social exclusion based in Spain,
DIESIS: network for the support of the development of the social economy based in Brussels;
Polish Migration Forum Foundation “ PFM Organization involved in initiatives of information and education based in Poland
Results and impact envisaged
- Teamwork and collective creation of social knowledge;
- Communication among professionals and among organizations;
- Information flows between formal and informal participants, etc.
In short, the project will identify new practices, develop new skills and try new instruments to enhance the effectiveness of local welfare and community services addressed to adult population at risk of marginalization and exclusion as well as give new tools to social workers to produce digital documentation to be used both in their work with end users and to spread their organizations competences
Long term benefit
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