Europarents 2020 – Erasmus + 2020-1-DE02-KA204007394

The family is the smallest system in European society, the starting point for democracy building and social change, and therefore deserves special support. Families across Europe are in conflict about similar issues, that almost everyone is “stuck” in the same places.

In “Europarents 2020″we will first conduct a survey to determine our further course of action based on the needs of parents and their children. Afterwards, we want to develop a game together that facilitates, stimulates and enhances communication about difficult topics in the family. Experience shows that many parents are relieved when they realize that they are not alone with their problems. With the game to be developed they can not only get a feeling for the fact that some topics move families all over Europe, but also come directly into contact with approaches from other countries and can playfully reflect on it.

Furthermore, the needs analysis, the further exchange and the joint development of the game will lead to an additional professionalization of the partner organisations involved in implementing this project. One target group are the employees of the organisations who, through their work and finally through the distribution of the game in the vicinity of the organisation, will carry the results into the target group of parents and families. In this way, not only the individual organisations benefit from the European exchange, but also the families can get a feeling that other people in Europe are similar to themselves, a feeling for the European community, and at the same time find new solutions for family conflicts.

During the two years project life time, there are planned four project meetings: one in Germany, one in Spain, one in Bulgari and one in Austria. The meetings have the goal to allow members of the partner organisation discuss management aspects of the project and ensure a successful implementation.

Within the project there are planned to be produced two intellectual outputs: “Comparison and analysis of the situation of families in Europe” and “ Europarents – the game”.

 

  1. Comparison and analysis of the situation of families in Europe

Families across Europe are getting into conflicts over similar issues. Especially the use of new media, educational issues, dealing with money and the compatibility of family and career are hot topics that concern many families in Europe. On the basis of desktop research, the aim is to determine at the national level of the partners’ countries which problems and needs families have in the 21st century. In order to specify these findings in more detail we will conduct a survey to orientate further procedures exactly to the needs of the parents.

This country comparison and analysis will show that the situation at the national level of the countries participating in the project is not always identical and may be very different.

In total, the survey should involve at least 80 families from each partner country. Each partner must then evaluate the results and document them.

The research result will be sent as a text file by e-mail to relevant stakeholders and will also be available via the project website and other channels (Facebook, EPALE).

  1. Europarents – the game

Games that create a pleasant atmosphere can be particularly helpful in addressing and reflecting on conflictual, potentially unpleasant topics. Therefore, the main product in “Europarents” will be a card game based on classic games such as “Sympathy” or the relatively new and popular game “Vertellis”. As a further preparation we use the Europe-wide survey for a precisely development of the game to meet the needs of European families. The game topics are: “Education (especially media education, different ideas)”, “Dealing with money”, “Communication and Culture of Dispute”, “Compatibility of Family and Work/ Gender Equality (including the new role of fathers)” and others, which were discussed in the course of the survey.

On these subjects, playing cards will be developed. On these cards players can find suggestions for conversations, ideas for role plays, pictures as basis for discussion or questions for philosophising, e.g. “What do you think the person to your right would like to spend money on?”, “How is, in your opinion, in your family the compatibility of family and career?”, “What do you like about your upbringing?”, “What positive rituals do you have as a family?”, etc. Some cards are produced blank, so that the players can contribute their own ideas.

After completion of the development phase and a small test in the consortium the game will be presented in the respective national language with parents and stakeholders such as e.g. family counsellors or city youth workers in each partner country and tested once in the prototype version. This phase serves as a means of quality assurance, in order to to ensure that we are geared precisely to their needs.

In accordance with the recommendation of the well-known family therapist Jesper Juul: “Forge the iron while it is cold”, the individual family members can thus enter into conversation in a relaxed atmosphere about topics for which there is too little time in everyday life and which thus lead to conflicts.

Austrian Association of Inclusive Society (AIS)

Austrian Association of Inclusive Society (AIS) is a non-governmental research organization established at Vienna, Austria.

AIS aim to improve the situation of people who have social, educational disadvantages and disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual) in all areas of social, cultural and educational life.

AIS work on adaptation of disadvantaged and disabled people to social, educational, technological and physical environment through improvement of their communication and social skills, exchange of experience.

AIS members and volunteers fight for equal rights and full inclusion of disadvantaged and disabled people of the society in all aspects of life.

Main departments of AIS are

- Community development

- Personal development

- Professional development

- Integration and social inclusion

- National and international cooperation

There is a voluntary based structure and commitments are the settings where the activities are carried out. The people in AIS run activities driven by personal commitment, and they see the direct benefit for the people involved.

AIS management team communicates with public authorities and other stakeholders. Therefore there is a demand to present solid documentation and evaluation of the content and effect of the activities and projects.

- Promoting non-discrimination and equal opportunities for youth,

- Providing assistance to reach non-formal education for youth that are most in need of support,

- Promoting inclusion in EU policies related to the areas of education, youth, culture, social affairs and employment as a tool and instrument for social advancement, development and improvement.

www.inclusivesociety.at

Systeme in Bewegung e. V., Winsen, Germany

OUR COORDINATOR: Systeme in Bewegung e.V. is an association for Europe-wide networking and support for families. We carry out projects for family help and child and youth work at regional and European level.

We bring movement into different systems:

- In her family as part of family counselling for problems and conflicts and through advice on media education

- In body and soul with elements from systemic body psychotherapy

- In her body as part of the seminars in the field of brain jogging, dance improvisation and circus

- In the systematic of their thinking in the seminars on stress competence.

http://www.systemeinbewegung.de/

PROGETTO MARCONI

PROGETTO MARCONI is a not for profit association founded in 2012 and aim at contributing to the economic and social development of the individuals and the community.

The main activities offered are training courses for a variety of participants, making sure methodology selected are suitable for the audiences and  the contents are up-to-date and relevant for the labour market and for the individuals’ professional development and personal growth. The association has a wide experiences in Vocational education, apprendiship courses and   training, tutoring and support offered to companies in need of guidance while hiring and training new personnel people.

The trainings and activities offered aim at supporting young people and adults in obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary to the labour market, to increase their possibility for employment, get interested in further upskilling possibilities. The association is  recognised for the quality of their contribution and for their offer close to the individual needs, and their will to creating equal opportunities for training, employment and social inclusion for everyone.

Since the beginning of their activities, the association have been building a strong and wide net of contacts at Regional level, including local administrations, a great variety of companies, many professionals with different background and professionalism. All of them, in different way and measure, contribute to make the training offer richer and more relevant for the local labour market.

The association is accredited by the Piemonte Regional government to deliver professional courses to different sort of beneficiaries, it is certified ISO 9001:2008 and it is accredited to the found FORMATEMP to deliver training to companies and their employees.

Services offered by the association

*Participants’ needs analysis,  course design and programming for the unemployed, youth, special needs and all the other type of audiences at community and provincial level

*lifelong learning opportunities offered to working individuals and the unemployed, delivered following regional standards by highly trained professionals

*vocational trainings offered to young unemployed to increase professionals competences most needed by the labour market

*Companies’ needs analysis to create tailored training offers aimed at increasing workers competences thus contributing to the organization advantage and competitivity

*Selection  of the most appropriate financial tools to be employed to deploy professional courses aimed at the support the development of professional competences of the unemployed and people need of training and re-training

*all-in-one support offered to companies hiring apprentices: contractual suggestions, trainings possibilities, tutoring, learning program and learning outcomes programming and monitoring…

*career management and balance of competences preparation

*Preparation of personalized learning program for personal development and growth

The association offers trainings to more than 200 learners / yearly, aged from 18 – 65, thus covering all kind of different trainings with specific methodologies suited for the different targets, young and unemployed of any age, adults in need for specific training or a re-qualification, women in need for re-freshmen courses, but also companies that need training or retraining their staff in order to compete on the actual market.

The Association is specialised in training in topics as

*Entrepreneurial training with a strong support from the community, mentors and business angels

*courses on coding, computer programming and other similar skills needed by the XXI century work force

*Language courses and laboratories, associated also with specific training and internship programs

*Tourism sector professional courses with the support of experts in tourism, tour guidance, tour agencies and other professionals that will make the training expertise complete from different point of view.

*Accounting, finance, economics and other managerial/organizational trainings

www.progettomarconi.com

EUROPEAN CLUSTEALPE ADRIA PANNONIA

EUROPEAN CLUSTEALPE ADRIA PANNONIA was founded on 26.09.2014. in Novi Sad. The founders of the cluster are scientific institutions such as the Faculty of Economics in Subotica; Scientific Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad; Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad; Faculty of Science in Novi Sad. The cluster brings together chambers of commerce, tourism organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, family farms and other members to develop and establish cooperation with European regions, with particular emphasis on the Alps-Adriatic-Pannonia, the Danube region, the Adriatic Ionian region and the Agri Bio Mediteranneo regions. The main activities of the cluster are focused on the development of technological progress in agricultural production, smart villages, smart cities, protection and preservation of traditional and ecological agriculture, development of rural and ecological tourism, informal education, promotion of innovation and networking, environmental protection, ecology, development of public-private partnerships to achieve balanced local and regional growth and development. Today we have 100 members of legal entities from 10 countries.

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