The main idea of project “Senior Social Entrepreneuring” is the active inclusion of people in pre-retirement or retirement age in the social and economic life of the society in different ways. The most important thing in the past months after October 2016 to date was the establishment of a local level working group whose members would be interested and motivated to generate new proposals to respond to existing social needs or solve social problems in local communities. The invitation to participate in the project responded enthusiasts from different fields – people aged 50+ working in the field of medicine, education, research etc.
It has gone nearer more than half a year after the WHOLE consortium met in Linz. During these months, everyone worked hard on preparing the project`s tasks. The results of the our work were discussed during the project partners’ meeting in May 2017 organized by Association Generations in Sofia.
Our first multiplier event were organized in Sofia together with one of our practice partners – the Nursing Association – the largest community in healthcare system, which includes a variety of professions – social workers, educators, pedagogues, vocational counselors, helpers for youngsters with special needs, volunteers that work with youngsters – all eleven types of occupations received in medical colleges, as well as the professions of health care managers at different levels, health care professors in the Medical Colleges and Faculties, etc.
The handbook draft developed in Bulgarian language was introduced to our practice partner. During the discussion separate methods/tools were more precisely introduced and discussed, because they could be offered and included as part of larger informal/non formal training as well as of relevant VET trainings.
Вe have received a feedback, we have prepared a handbook, which is very practical tool for the career guidance specialists in their work. Continue reading
All project partners had meetings with the practical partners to describe the handbook and to recommend and introduce methods as well as the structure of the handbook. Practice partners evaluated the methods and the handbook as very good and useful tools and approaches.They modified and adapted some of the tested methods for their individual use and gave feedback and recommendations. They also made suggestions to the structure of the handbook that most of the tested methods support the recognition of soft skills and competences and can be used for coaching processes.
We met for the third time in Seville and exchanged experience about the testing period done in each partner’s country. We have several practical partners in different work fields (teacher, social worker as well as those who are working in a youth club). The practice partners have been very interested in the handbook and the methods.
All of us had meetings with the practical partners to describe the handbook and to recommend and introduce methods as well as the structure of the handbook. Some of the project partners have already tested methods and more tested methods are planned. Practice partners evaluated the methods and the handbook as very good and useful tools and approaches. They modified and adapted some of the tested methods for their individual use and gave feedback and recommendations. They also made suggestions to the structure of the handbook that most of the tested methods are short term methods that support the recognition of soft skills and competences and can be used for coaching processes. Continue reading
The two years project Diverisities @ Work is near its end and the last meeting of the consortium was held in October in Madrid. The two meeting days were a time in which the project partners reported the results of work done last months – meetings with representatives of business, organizations form sectors education and health, which were shown and presented the training materials developed within the project. The last corrections of the handbook, the fife theme guides on LGBT+ belonging to it and the functionality of the e-learning platform Diverisities@Work http://www.d-work.eu/ were discussed by the participants in the event.
With the time progresses and the activities under the project WHOLE also develope. The project consortium met in October 2016 in Linz, Austria, to take account of the progress of assigned tasks in the spring. Host of the two-day meeting was Berufsförderungsinstitut Oberösterreich (BFI OÖ).
A final report was prepared, based on the conducted questionnaires in recent months with elderly people using formal/ informal care and with formal / informal carers. It presented advise needs on healthy nutrition and appropriate physical activity, reported in the questionnaires.