Empowering practitioners in social work from rural communities – EPSWRA

Giving the rapidly changing of social context Practitioners in Social Work, and mainly those from disadvantaged areas as rural areas or small villages, face a strong need to develop approaches that respond to the new social challenges of the disadvantaged communities, but mostly to the burn-out phenomenon they often face. In this context, the project consortium proposes to develop a joint non-formal and permanent framework for empowering practitioners in social work from rural areas of 7 European countries in increasing their participation to the rural community life and in developing complementary skills that help them facing current social problems of the vulnerable groups from their community.

The direct target group consists in 84 social workers and people that have social work tasks, but without a diploma in the field, who work in disadvantaged areas, called during project Practitioners in social work (PSW). The indirect target group consists in other PSW from other regions of project partners, regional community stakeholders, other scholars, and practitioners in social work across Europe.

Each of those 84 practitioners in social work will act like a network hub between project partners staff and local communities where they are working, by facilitating the contacts with the local stakeholders, by asking for support in different needed activities at community level, by creating local intervention strategies in the benefit of the vulnerable groups.


  • Smart Umbrella Management Solutions (Greece)
  • Associazione Dar Voce (Italy)
  • University of Pitesti (Romania)
  • St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria)
  • Contextos – Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Social CRL (Portugal)
  • Drustvo Za Razvijanje Prostovoljnega Dela Novo Mesto (Slovenia)
  • Fondo Andaluz de Municipios para la Solidaridad Internacional (Spain)

Target Groups: Social workers and people that have social work tasks

Duration: 01/11/2018 – 31/10/2020

Innovation & Development


Smart Umbrella – Innovation & Development

Δε-Παρ : 09:00 – 17:00
Διεύθυνση: Στρατηγού Ναπολέοντος Ζέρβα 10, 54640, Θεσσαλονίκη
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