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Family Training to Support their Marginalized and Disadvantaged Members
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

FamilEU envisions developing a digital training toolkit for adult trainers and professionals who already work in the areas of family care for many years. The aim of the FamilEU is to equip the social workers and other relevant practitioners in areas of social welfare, provide training to family member, in order in their turn to provide a peer to peer support to members of their families who are in need, facilitate their (re) integration both in the society and in the market where appropriate. The escalating socio-economic transformations have affected in a profound manner the molecule of the EU society that is the family. The limited resources of the states, as well as of the families, demand a new approach in the provision of social welfare, where peer to peer support, through the acquisition of relevant lifelong skills by EU citizens is both in demand and in need. EU states are still in the conception phase of this approach, searching for successful models and tools to integrate in their upcoming initiatives. The FamilEU will provide the necessary practical, theoretical and pedagogical framework to train social work professionals, in order to educate EU families to meet the social, economic and professional challenges in an effective way. The FamilEU will be a toolkit, built on an online e-learning platform, which will host online training modules, social network applications, data bases, information material and manuals, for social work professionals on how to train adult members of EU families, in order to provide internal support to their family members in need. Additionally the FamilEU will be also available through a mobile platforms application. The proposed FamilEU training fields are: 1. Digital Literacy 2. Communication and Collaboration Skills 3. Social Orientation Support 4. Motivational and Guidance Skills 5. Labor Market Access, Employability and Entrepreneurship 6. Basic Social Work Principles The consortium of the FamilEU is consisted from 8 partner from 7 different EU countries; partner come from a wide range of backgrounds including training centres, family care centres, research and development centres, and SMEs. The FamilEU is in full alignment with the priorities, objectives and aims of the ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnerships call for Adults as it envisions in adults up-skilling and provision of transversal skills, provide access to Open Educational Resources based on ICT, link adult education with higher education (ECTS), carry awareness campaigns, and promote validation, accreditation and certification for adult training.
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