VALENCIA. 22-23 MARCH 2018. More than 180 experts took part in the scientific meeting on Sociology of Gender by University of Valencia on the 22th and 23th of March 2018. The participants came from Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay. According to the organizers, in recent decades gender theories significantly contributed to the development of new theoretical models, ideas, paradigms and other epistemological visions in modern sociology.
PORTO. 8-9 MARCH 2018. The third transnational meeting of the project Free to Choose took place in Porto on March 8th and 9th. It has been particularly important because it happened at the mid term of the project life cycle, being the chance to analyse the work done so far and agreeing on the delivery of the first two milestones. Besides, as a team committed to gender equality and women’s rights, we took the occasion to shoot a brief video to honour women’s day.
Great enthusiasm among the students of Balliana-Nievo School who travelled from Italy to Spain for the first exchange within the MEDES project.
From the 20th to the 27th of March 2018, IES MIRALCAMP in Villareal is going to host a group of 10 students from Sacile accompanied by the two professors, Alessandro Fabbroni and Elena Camilotti, and Sara Dall’Armellina who has been responsible for all the training activities. The exchange will focus on school mediation as a conflict prevention and resolution methodology. The key activities of MEDES are being developed by the Municipality of Villareal (lead partner) together with the Municipality of Sacile, Itaca, El Porc Espì Association and the schools involved (IES MIRALCAMP from Villareal and Balliana Nievo from Sacile).
LUBIANA. DEOS. 20 MARCH 2018. The Scientific Committee stopped in Slovenia at DEOS. DEOS is a private company established in 1995. Its main activity is providing high quality care services for older people. Currently, DEOS manages 8 senior citizens’ centers in Slovenia and employs over 690 people, who take care of 1340 residents.
The meeting focused on the approval of the evaluation model that will involve project partners’ nursing homes. By implementing a common model, it will be possible to register the main difficulties in integrating elderly care services at crossborder level.
Portogruaro, Residenza Francescon, 20 February 2018. The Scientific Committee’s journey keeps going! This time we were in the small but cosy town of Portogruaro at Residenza Francescon.
Residenza Francescon is an innovative residence for senior citizens that is going to test advanced ICT solutions. Since improving the life of older people through the implementation of digital devices is among the specific goals of CrossCare, Francescon’s contribution in this project is crucial. Paolo Giacopello, manager of the social assistance services area, is leading the Scientific Committee towards the approval of a crossborder protocol. Paolo gave us a great tour of the facilities and welcomed us with a big breakfast!
Capodistria, Odu Koper, 23 January 2018. The CrossCare Scientific Committee met at Odu Koper in Capodistria. After being kindly welcomed with a hot coffee and some jam tarts, we started working.
First item on the agenda was the analysis of the European Welfare organization. We identified 4 major systems: German/Conservative, English/Liberal, Scandinavian and Mediterranean. For each system, we analysed main features, strengths and weaknesses. The analysis aimed at collecting all the necessary elements we need to advance the research.