Project acronym: 2SoKroG (488.705,06 EUR ERDF)
Lead Partner: Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Bistra Ptuj
Project Partners: Razvojna agencija Savinjske regije d.o.o., Center ponovne uporabe d.o.o., SO.P., AZRA d.o.o., Centar za socijalnu skrb Čakovec, Regionalna razvojna agencija Medimurje REDEA društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću za regionalni razvoj i poslovne usluge, Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje
In the cross-border area, there is a great need to develop integrative social activation programs because of the same problems that occur on both sides of the border, i.e. long-term social vulnerability of vulnerable target groups due to unemployment, from health problems to poor information and social inclusion. 2SoKroG, as an innovative model of public services in the cross-border area, addresses the issue of a lack of effective social transfers systems that are on the rise on both sides of the border and are a serious problem regarding demographic indicators. By using an innovative model, an increase in the institutional capacity of public institutions for social and employment services will be achieved through social activation and the strengthening of mutual partnerships. In the cross-border area, the project can be performed as the first in practice proven social activation, which is crucial for the transformation of the work of Social Work Centres and Employment Services as key public institutions for changing the existing situation.
a) Strengthening partnerships between public social activation bodies in the cross-border area, b) Improving institutional capacity through the 2SoKroG model, c) Transforming the 2SoKroG model into practice and raising public service quality levels in the field of social activation, d) Improving knowledge and skills for staff in the field of social activation.
a) Centers for social work, b) Employment services, c) Educational institutions, e) Local and regional development organisations, f) Social enterprises, g) NGOs, h) Local population in peripheral border areas, i) Line ministries.
An innovative approach to use of social activation model in public authorities leads to rise of different functional competencies and skills, potential for a reintegration of vulnerable groups into the labor market, integration into the various social systems and, consequently, affects health improvement in the cross-border peripheral area, which reduces the use of social transfers and increases their effectiveness.