Innovative methods for personal assistance emphasizing social inclusion

Project title: Integration through education

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Basic project information:

The Integration through Education project is implemented with the support of the European Commission as part of the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership. Four partner organizations from Poland, Austria, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic conducted the same research in each country and then jointly conducted an analysis of working methods for more effective personal assistance. The main objective is to improve work experience in personal assistance.

The detailed objectives of the project include:

  1. Increasing the professional competence of social workers and other professionals through modern and innovative methods for working with families at risk of social exclusion.
  2. Preparation of a new, better way of providing support to families at risk of social exclusion, by adapting assistance methods and techniques to the conditions and practices of organizations operating in the area.

The partner organizations are:

A. Fundacja In Posterum, Poland. A non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to support families and individuals in all areas of life - unemployment, seniors and people with mental or physical disabilities, ethnic minorities,
B. Masaryk University, Czech Republic. The second largest university in the Czech Republic. Its Institute for Inclusive Education Research emphasizes the close interdependence of research with practice in order to improve the quality of independent living and social inclusion.
C. Berufsforderungsinstitut Oberosterreich, Austria. One of Austria's largest vocational training institutes, all forms of re-entry into the labor market, second chance education, and health, social work and other services.
D. University of East London, United Kingdom. It consists of seven faculties. The Center for Innovative Management and Entrepreneurship, which forms the interface between the faculty and the third sector (business, labor market, etc.), operates within its Faculty of Law and Economics.

The interconnection of four countries enhances the quality of education and enables sharing of work practices. Knowledge sharing should be used to create an international working tool that is applicable to all partners despite differences in working practices. The following key areas have been addressed:

  1. Ways to eliminate possible barriers;
  2. Creating alliances for the use of reliable practices in European countries;
  3. Universal tools used in social care settings;