Sociaal-agogisch werk

Tackling Digital Barriers

Galway City Council is in the process of adopting a Digital Strategy for the City. This strategy has been created in consultation with a variety of stakeholders in the city including the Insight Centre in NUlG. The challenge that needs to be addressed is to develop a methodology whereby the partners within the Digital Strategy can assess their digitization activities to identify the potential for digital exclusion that might occur and identify corresponding measures that they can implement in tandem with the activity to reduce the risk of digital exclusion.

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Creating a Social Innovation Education Hub

Radical innovation in technology and the economy can enable social transformation. To tackle the big challenges society faces, we need to embed social innovation in business models. We need to think differently about social business and shift the mindset of investors and consumers to move away from the 3rd sector towards a more sustainable business model, which is “Social Enterprise”.

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Equitable Access to Third-Level Education & Employment for International Protection Applicants, Refugees & Ethnic Minorities Across the European Union:

There are approximately sixty-five million displaced people around the world today, with twenty-five million of those living as refugees. For context, this level of forced displacement has not been witnessed since the end of the Second World War. Seeking International Protection (IP) is a fundamental human right, and each signatory of the 1951 Geneva Convention on the Protection of Refugees must assess any application for IP sought within their sovereign territory. There were 400,000 applications for IP in Europe in 2020, with the majority of refugees fleeing war-torn regions in the Middle East and Africa. This level of displacement is only set to rise in future years due to the impacts of climate change, geopolitical instability and other rights abuses. For these reasons there is a need to assess how Europe treats those seeking IP within its borders.

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Hoe kunnen we de schoolse motivatie vergroten bij jonge tieners (vnl uit kansengroepen)?

Heel wat 10- tot 14-jarigen kampen met motivatieproblemen op school, rebelleren, spijbelen of stoppen zonder diploma te behalen hun schoolcarrière. Ze vinden bijvoorbeeld geen aansluiting bij schoolse methoden en thema’s, hebben te maken met een welzijnsproblematiek of kampen met een moeilijke thuissituatie. Hoe kunnen we ervoor zorgen dat deze jongeren wel de nodige motivatie vinden en zich verbonden voelen met de school en alles wat daarbij komt kijken?

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BOOST

The community foundation East Flanders supports various bottom up projects of social importance. We note that the majority of the projects applying for project support are driven by organisations and/or highly educated middle class citizens. We would like to explore to what extent we as a community foundation can also support projects that are designed and driven by people from an intended target group.

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