Exchange  for  changing

ERASMUS +       ANNEX II - KA2     Ag. Nb.:  2016-1-PT01-KA202-022970



 P R O J E C T

DIGNITY & WELL-BEING : Exchange for changing



The project aims at creating a strategic partnership for vocational education and training of professionals working with homeless and refugees with a special focus on the most deprived and severely mentally ill.

It will try to identify pathways that improve professionals abilities to listen and understand their voice and needs, and also to design and propose more adequate answers that increase their physical and psychical wellbeing as well as their dignity and access to rights.

The projects intends to build an international network of professionals working with homeless and refugees with mental health problems in different kinds of organizations and countries, to promote workshops based on the presentation and discussions of cases studies, in order to identify difficulties and good practices, and also aims at producing in the end training tools that can be shared and spread among other professionals in each country.


Follow-up :  IMPACT


--> What is the expected impact on the participants, participating organisations, target groups and other relevant stakeholders?

The project will be an item on the curriculum of each organisation and it will be incorporated in the learning activities of all project members. All appropriate learners will receive information about the project, its objectives and opportunities during their induction, on-going training, etc as appropriate at the start of the project. This will include language and cultural preparation. All learners will draw up an Individual Learning Plan, which will identify their individual aims and the expected benefits of the visit for them as well as identifying the relevance of the visit to their curriculum and future training or employment. On the return from their visit, each learner will contribute to the Visit Report and be supported to evaluate the visit against their Individual Learning Plan.

The impact we expect on the partecipant is mainly the improving of the resources to approach the condition of deep social exclusion. Building new tools and new way to solve the difficulties and the complexity linked with the homeless condition it will become a new way to work for the social and sanitary workers employed in the organizations involved in the project. All partners undertake to include the project as an on-going item at all relevant meetings involving staff at their organisation. We anticipate that visits may introduce partners to new ways of thinking about, delivering and managing education and training and it is anticipated that visits will have an immediate effect on some partners, who will be able to adapt good practice that they see in other partners. Based on the better understanding of other partners', their cultures and methodologies we will involve relevant new elements into our respective methodologies and modify or update our respective organisational curriculums and practices.


--> What is the desired impact of the project at the local, regional, national, European and/or international levels ?

We envisage that this project will have an impact within each partner organisation, each region or country that the partners operate in and throughout the EU via the identification and analysis of the differences and similarities that leads to the recognition of common models, protocols, guidelines, structures, mechanisms, policies, processes, etc relating to good practice in the training of adults as trainers. We expect the following specific impacts: 1. Learners (ie: social and health workers employed in the organizsations involved in the project) to better develop their individual skills and competences, which will help them to improve their capacity to effectively approach groups and individuals in the various marginalised, isolated and vulnerable communities that partner organisations engage with 2. Partner organisations to have identified models of good practices in the contact, support and help of homeless people and psychiatric distress people and this information to be disseminated within each partner organisation, other organisations working with the same or similar target groups in the partner organisation's country 3. Partner organisations to identify models of good practices in the monitoring and evaluation of training learning by doing programme; this information will be disseminated within each partner organisation, other organisations delivering education to the same or similar communities in each country and the wider lifelong learning community across Europe 4. Improvements in the delivery of training to our learners (ie: our trainers) by our staff We expect to gaining, at the end of the project, the opportunity to show and share the results and the guidelines elaborated with regional, national and european institutions to discuss and propose new politics and new intervention strategy on the homeless question. At regional level we expect the opportunity to open discussion tables focused on the homeless question with other organizations working on our same field and with the institutions.


-->  How will you measure the previously mentioned impacts?

We will measure the impact expected on the partecipant through the analysis of the diffusion and the utilization of the tools built
during the project and of the good practices evidenced.
At regional level : The organization of meetings in regions to bring as many actors together . The number of participants of this event can show as an indicator of how much the theme of the project will be disseminated. In addition, the number of press articles, the visitors of websites and the frequenting of relevant forums of social media more meaningful indicators that provide information on the effectiveness of the project and its activities .
We will measure the impact expected at regional level through the number of tables to discuss and share the project's results
Istitutional level  We will measure the impact on the institutions through the number of public meetings will be organized and the opportunities we will realize to discuss and share the project's results in the istitutional seats.

Another indicator will be contacts resulting from the project work and people and institutions have achieved in other parts of Europe.




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