"Together Agains Poverty" is Erasmus+ KA2 strategic partnership project in adult education (2014-2016).
The main objective of the project is to develop educational tools aimed at combating poverty in relation to two target groups:
1) those most vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion [i.e. unemployed, low-skill or education, single-parent families or families with
many children] and
2) the politicians and decision-makers in the field of social policy.
The project is a result of diagnosed of lack between real needs of people from both target groups, relies on a misunderstanding of the problem of the risk of poverty and social exclusion and inadequate support. In the first target group, is planned to provide support the field of education with focus on entrepreneurial skills, so as to motivate the group to take self-protective actions by setting up a business. To the second group, is planned to provide support in terms of knowledge of the mechanisms of poverty and the best ways out of this situation by raising the level of knowledge on how to optimize the model of social security. It will be based on the cross-analysis of current solutions, identification of the most optimal model of social security, thematic workshops on specifics of entering and getting out of poverty, review of solutions applied in other countries and identifications solutions for the particular country. It is assumed that people who belong to group 2 do not have wide knowledge of the possible solutions (improvement of the situation of people from group 1), and are unable to suggest any optimal actions that would improve the system.
The activities implemented within the project have been split in two phases and each will include two actions (executed in parallel).
The first phase is the research of two areas: deep analysis of poverty in the target group 1) and a functioning model of social security in group 2). The second phase includes workshops for people of both target group (workshops on development of entrepreneurial skills for group 1 and workshops on management of the social policies management for group 2).
As a result of activities in the project is planned to obtain four intellectual outcomes:
O1-Scientific publication on poverty,
O2-Scientific publication in the theme of functioning models of social security,
O3-Methodology for conducting workshops in the group of persons in risk of poverty and social exclusion,
O4-Methodology for conducting workshops in the group of policy makers and social politicians.
All results will be placed in a specially created online repository in open access.
The project involves the broad participation the representatives of target groups in the process of project`s implementation. During
the implementation will involve the direct participation of minimum 150 people including target groups and stakeholders. Information about the project outcomes will reach about 2000 persons. During the research , development of methodology and especially during the workshops – there will be a broad impact of the project. It expresses by providing information, dissemination activities and above by all providing intellectual outputs and results consistent with the real needs of the target groups.
During the research, development of methodology and especially during the workshops – there will be a broad impact of the project. It expresses by providing information, dissemination activities and above by all providing intellectual outputs and results consistent with the real needs of the target groups. An impact of the project will be felt in long term, primarily in change the model of assistance and social security and the creation of new, more active attitudes at risk of poverty and social exclusion among people from first target group.
Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiebiorczosci (Poland)
Mittetulundusuhing MITRA (Estonia)
CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE CENTROS DE ENSENANZA (Spain)
Centro Servizi per il Volontariato Sviluppo e Solidarieta in Piemonte (Italy)
Consortiul International Lectura si Scrierea pentru Dezvoltarea Gandirii Critice (Romania)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.