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the 4th Intercultural and Transnational Practice-Research Workshop for Practitioners in Social Work (Slovenia – Novo Mesto – 18th-22nd of November 2019)

Association for Developing Voluntary Work Novo Mesto organised the 4th Intercultural and Transnational Practice-Research Workshop for Practitioners in Social Work between 18th and 22nd of November 2019. The topic of the workshop was “Empowering individuals and communities”.

On Day 1, participants were able to hear presentations from representatives of the host organisation about programmes for social inclusion and empowering socially excluded groups in the local communities. Dr. Vera Grebenc from University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Social Work prepared a lecture and group activities with the working title “Freedom, power and responsibility: How to deconstruct and reconstruct empowerment in social work practice?”

The second part of the Monday activities was reserved for international participant’s presentations. Social workers from partner countries were able to introduce themselves and the organisations they work at, as well as present examples of good practices of empowering people and communities from their respective countries.

On Day 2, participants of the 4th Intercultural and Transnational Practice-Research Workshop for Practitioners in Social Work visited the Centre for Social Work Dolenjska and Bela Krajina, Unit Novo Mesto. They were able to hear more about the social protection system and programmes in Slovenia, and compare them to systems in other partner countries. Ana Čolić, Urška Pekolj and Alen Pust took everyone on a tour of the facilities and explained all the tasks performed by different units of the Centre. Next stop were the facilities of Association of Paraplegics of Dolenjska, Bela Krajina and Posavje where Martina Glavič, Polona Povše and Bernarda Zorko talked about the programmes for a better involvement of paraplegics in the local society. They also shared their personal stories of trying to adjust to everyday life as a paraplegic.

Violeta Suhadolnik from Association Sonček spoke about the national and local programmes implemented by their association for cerebral paralysis of Dolenjska and Bela Krajina. Toni Kočevar from Association Srečanje spoke about preventive programmes, counselling and assistance to people with addictions. The last stop of the day was Association of Pensioners Novo Mesto. Their representatives, Rožca Šonc, Ljubica Murn and Neja Cvelbar, presented their various social activities for the elderly, as well as a national and local programme titled “Elderly for the Elderly”.

On Day 3, the participants of the 4th Intercultural and Transnational Practice-Research Workshop for Practitioners in Social Work in Novo Mesto visited the OZRK NM, the local branch of the Slovenian Red Cross. Barbara Ozimek spoke about their programmes for people in need and homeless people. She also spoke about empowering youth and elderly, while Maja Gorenc Šulc took everyone on a short tour of their facilities. Next up, the representative of association Ozara, Danica Ćućić, presented their programmes for people with mental health issues. Nastja Salmič Tisovec from association Šent also spoke about the assistance and various programmes they offer to people with mental health problems.

The next presenter was Melita Kramar from Association Life Without Violence. Their association works with victims of violence and is responsible for running a safe house in the local community for women and mothers that are victims of violence. In the afternoon, social workers visited DRPDNM and the Daily Centre for Children. Mojca Rodič spoke about the various activities for migrant children they organise every day. Participants were able to speak with the children and witness preparations for the dancing recital the youth are organising in the coming days.

On Day 4, the participants of the 4th Intercultural and Transnational Practice-Research Workshop for Practitioners in Social Work first visited the Senior Citizens Home Novo Mesto. Their employees, Sonja Jurečič, Jolanda Švent and Simona Grgovič, explained the work that they do and the services they offer to the elderly. They took everyone on a tour of the facilities where social workers were also able to speak to the residents. Petra Cerinšek from The Association of Societies for Social Gerontology of Slovenia presented their self-help groups for the elderly people.

The next stop for the international participants was the local Protection and Work Centre Novo Mesto that offers assistance and work opportunities to people with various mental health issues and physical disabilities. Janja Jakše, Maja Medic Tomič, Suzana Savičić and Mojca Zver presented the various programmes they offer, took everyone on a tour of the facilities and introduced them to the residents Anica Stanković presented another local non-governmental and humanitarian organisation, Association Sožitje, which operates on a voluntary basis and assists people with mental and developmental disorders.

In the afternoon, social workers visited DRPDNM’s Daily Centre for Roma Children in Brezje (a Roma settlement). Mojca Vegelj spoke about the various activities for Roma children they organise every day. The children were in the middle of a creative workshop and gifted their creations to the visiting social workers.

On Day 5, the participants of the 4th Intercultural and Transnational Practice-Research Workshop for Practitioners in Social Work first visited social enterprise Želva, which offers various trainings and employment to people with disabilities. They cooperate with the Employment Service of Slovenia and help find job placements for people with various levels of disabilities. Their representatives, Polonca Petan and Joži Zupan, presented their organisation and the work they do.

The last part of the practice-research workshop in Novo Mesto was reserved for summing up the entire week and group discussions on the topic of empowering individuals and communities. Visiting social workers tried to identify best tools and techniques for addressing different populations and situations in the field of social work that could be implemented in their respective countries and local environments.

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