SAFE project is financed by Erasmus+ programme, coordinated by the Directia Generala De Asistenta Sociala Municipiului Bucuresti (Romania).
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The project is delivered in partnership with other five organizations:
Asociatia HABILITAS Centru de Resurse si Formare Profesionala (Romania)- was established in 2007 with the aim to contribute to the development of adult professionalization. Habilitas delivers professional adult training and counselling services in social, psychological and educational projects and programs. Habilitas is currently authorized by the National Authority of Qualifications to deliver professional training for the qualification of “Home care worker” and to issue qualification certificates, EU available, focusing on training disadvantaged and unemployed persons.
Anziani e Non Solo (Italy)- is a NGO working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on project management and the realization of services and products in the field of welfare and social inclusion. ANS provides its services all across Italy, operating in partnership with local NGOs. The activities carried out by Anziani e Non Solo mainly concern: active ageing and support to frail and dependent older people; training and support to family carers, informal and formal carers; prevention of gender based violence, elder abuse and discrimination. In the field of elder abuse, ANS provides training and counselling to formal and informal carers and volunteers and has taken part to two action-research proejcts on elder abuse in care relationships.
KMOP is one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 40 years of accumulated experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s objectives include: stimulating the integration and active participation of disadvantaged groups; combating social exclusion and promoting social cohesion and equality; enhancing the wellbeing of vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner by strengthening their capacities and increasing their access to resources; and raising awareness on social policy issues.
In its effort to meet the above objectives, KMOP has developed over the years a number of small and large scale actions and interventions pertaining to social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection focusing on the prevention of multifaceted violence (gender based violence, hate speech), different forms of intolerance (racism, xenophobia), the combat of trafficking and the protection of victims’ rights etc., scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues.
Apart from direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities (Three Group Houses and one Day Care Centre for mentally ill as well as counseling centers in various towns), KMOP is actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities, and brings to the partnership significant technical capacity in the design and implementation of more than 100 national and EU/international projects and initiatives.
Voimaa Vanhuuteen – osk VoiVa – Empowering Old Age Coop was established in 2017 as a national non-governmental organisation focusing on preventing violence and abuse of older people. VoiVa cooperative acts as an organisation carrying social responsibility in the society. Its mission is to protect older people from violence and abuse and to support older people and their families to become free from violence. In addition, the mission is to generate positive change in older people’s lives by empowering them to live as active engaged citizens and to secure their human rights. The aim of VoiVa is to make ageism and discrimination visible in the society through awareness raising activities by networking and in partnership with other organisations.
The activities carried out by VoiVa focus on adult education and training, professional support for older people and social and health care professionals as well as prevention of gender-based violence. Although VoiVa is a new organisation, its members have long-standing work experience in the field of violence against women, elder abuse and training and research both at national and EU levels.
The University of Minho (UM), founded in 1973, began its academic activity in 1975/76. Today, the University has 12 research Centers which are financed and classified by the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) as ‘Excellent’, and a further 9 with the classification of ‘Very Good’, representing diverse scientific areas. Several Doctoral and Masters’ programs at UM have been developed in the context of international partnerships (namely MIT-Portugal, CMU-Portugal and Harvard- Portugal), and there has been significant development of research networks with European, North American and Iberian American colleagues.
The Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), founded in 2003, and is one of the 32 research centers at UMinho. It was evaluated by Foundation for Science and Technology as “Excellent” in 2014. In Portugal, in this evaluation CIPsi occupies the 15º position in the rank of 322 centers from all the domains of knowledge, and the first in psychology domain. UM conducted the first study on elder abuse prevalence in Portugal in 2004, through the work of its school of psychology. Between 2009/2011, UM was partner of a Daphne project (Avow project) with four other countries that aimed – between other things – to identify prevalence rate of older women abuse and associated factors. The persons involved in this project are faculty members that do educate professionals in their areas such as nursing, medicine, law and victims of violence.