Developing open and socially inclusive dialogue between Lithuanian society and third country nationals. “A School For ALL”
Project goal: to build interactive communication and confident relations between Lithuania society and third country nationals, along with building capacities to accept challenges of diversity and multicultural environment. CEA promoted intercultural dialogue and integration of the third country national within schools.
Project duration: January 1 –December 31, 2010
-cities (Alytus, Klaipeda, Kaunas, Panevezys, Siauliai and Vilnius).
- CEA coordinated 10 workshops in the participating schools involving trained teachers andtheir students.
- CEA helped to organize 10 meetings of the participating schools with the third country nationals.
- CEA staff drafted text on theories of intercultural training and collected interactive exercises and good practices on integration of tolerance education at school. This was published as a teacher’s manual and distributed to all of the schools in Lithuania
- CEA organized and prepared the content for the final conference which was attended by 200 teachers from all Lithuania
- CEA staff members composed 6 press releases on the project as a dissemination tool of its activities and results
Project partner: Social partnership fund “Magnum Bonum”
Project funding: European Fund for the Integration of the Third Country Nationals
Complex response to problems
Project goal: to introduce the measures necessary for solving the problems of social exclusion by training and consulting the staff who directly work with individuals and families at risk of poverty, unemployment and/or social exclusion.
Project duration: May 2009 – June 2011
Project activities in 2010:
- CEA prepared the programs as well as the content for the cycles of seminars for social workers, volunteers and personnel working with the individuals and families at risk
- CEA organized and conducted cycles of professional training and built the capability of the staff, volunteers and other personnel of social services providers from 5 municipalities
- CEA experts contributed the drafting of the methodological tool for social workers which focuses on a complexity of approaches to social work.
- CEA contributed to building the network of the social workers and social service providers to work more effectively with the individuals and at risk families.
Project coordination: UNDP-Lithuania
Project funding: European Social Fund
Flexible work for family success and economic development (SUCCESS)
Project goal: to build an in-depth understanding of the reconciliation of family and work culture in a working environment. CEA involved employers and municipal administration in trainings and developed a model of services and consultations needed for the families to reconcile familial obligations and employment needs.
Project duration: August 2009- August 2012
Project activities in 2010:
- CEA conducted a total of 30 seminars for municipal administrations and employers throughout Lithuania:
o There were 12 seminars for municipal administrations on the role of metropolitan areas in developing policies of the reconciliation of family and work. 93 municipal civil servants were involved in training from October 1, 2009 to November 30, 2010
o 18 seminars were conducted for employers on the benefits of introducing family-work balance in the workplace. 148 employers were instructed from October 1, 2009 to November 30, 2010Project coordination: Kaunas Women’s Employment Information Centre
Project funding: European social fund
Trauma and empowerment
Project goals: to provide support for women-victims of violence through empowerment and building-up of self-confidence; to offer necessary space for group collective activities which stimulate the post-traumatic healing process and develop a pilot model for survivors’ community building.
- 6 workshops organized in the Vilnius Mother and Child Shelter. These workshops provided a space for women to build a community of survivors of domestic violence through collective craft activities.
- Round-table discussion of women’s NGOs discussing crises centres and shelters that will be organized to give lessons learned during implementation of the pilot model for survivors’ community building and discuss the possibilities of its integration in other social settings.
Project funding: US Embassy in Lithuania