“Touch Streetwise” Project: dissemination conference in Graz
On Monday 30 September 2013, the day after the national election in Austria, 55 participants met together in Novapark Hotel Graz to screen the brand new DAPHNE-documentation-movie. The audience was composed by local politicians, the Head of youth welfare office, the President of Caritas-Austria Franz Küberl and many street workers from all over Austria.
After an intensive discussion about the film-making, the research handbook was distributed to the public. In the afternoon session participants were split in four different working groups where they could debate the results and impacts of this research.
The research handbook is also available (English/German) at Dynamo International Offices. If interested, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for “Responding to Street Violence: Guidelines for Street-based Youth Workers” (Pete Harris, Mike Seal & Graeme Tiffany).
Photos of the dissemination conference
Member of the Austrian Platform of Dynamo International– Street Workers Network
News from Czech Republic: Seminar “Working with the family of a low-threshold social services client“, 7-8 November
From 7 to 8 November 2013, street workers from Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia will participate in a good practice seminar in Prague to present their experience with working with client´s family.
Czech social service providers will also present their practice. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the possibilities and limitations of low threshold social services, to identify good practice examples and to search for new ways of solution in the area of working with the client´s family and to apply these to the Czech reality.
The seminar is supported from the European social fund, operational programme Human Resources and Employment, under the project “Build-up the Quality of Low Threshold Social Services through Sharing Good Practice in the Chosen EU Countries”.
For more information click here.
Karolina Panuskova and Helena Kotova
Members of the Czech Platform of Dynamo International – Street Workers Network
Training of trainers “Exchange of practice” (EN, FR)
The Street Work Training Institute of DYNAMO INTERNATIONAL is organizing a Training of Trainers on "Exchange of practice" in Lisbon from 4 to 8 November 2013. Participants (street work trainers from Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Congo DRC, Burundi, Haiti, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Norway) will have the opportunity to learn and exchange their experience with their peers. Everyone will have the chance to lead a part of the training.
The Street Work Training Institute will put the expertise of each participant at the participants disposal to reflect and develop the training strategy of Dynamo International in the coming years.
Registrations are closed; the maximum number of participants is reached (20).
Workshop "Street work and Social Marketing " (EN )
From 9 to 13 December, Jan Schellekens (Netherlands ) is back in Lisbon to animate a new workshop on the theme street work and social marketing.
Like last year, the workshop will focus on how street workers in the Netherlands apply some techniques inspired marketing in their field work with young people. January Schellekens will explain his way to study the structure and evolution of groups , relying on the talents of young people, analyze the results and adjust its activities to the needs ( see the website www.travailderue.org , PUBLICATIONS tab, Issue # 4 " STREET WORK AND SOCIAL MARKETING " to see the content of the December 2012 workshop).
Marketing and fundraising techniques will be also explored during the workshop. The working language will be English. The workshop has duration of 25 hours and costs 600 €. This price includes accommodation (4 nights) and food from Monday afternoon to Friday afternoon.
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Video competition “Our streets”
The jury met in Bucharest and chose the four winning videos of our micro- video contest!
It is important to note that the jury has suffered enough in the process, as all the works were interesting and showed the efforts of each group. But a choice had to be made and so we did.
The jury was composed of street workers, young people and youth workers present at the conference on child poverty organised by the Association PARADA. 15 people from Mexico, Belgium, France, Algeria , Nicaragua, Romania, Poland and Greece were part of the jury , which met at the French Institute in Bucharest on Tuesday 8 October 2013, in the afternoon for 2 hours.
The jury congratulates all the participants for their excellent work and was surprised by the quality of videos, leading a perilous decision process.
Here are the winners:
- Best micro-video (250 euros for activity) : Service Anderlecht Prevention: " Strangers in place of resistance." Brussels, Belgium.
- Theme (150 euros for activity) : Caritas Jugendstreetwork : " Graz Styria " - Graz , Austria Aesthetics (150 euros for activity): The Merlo : "The Uccle Housing Society " - Brussels , Belgium.
- Originality (150 euros for activity): Grupa Animacji Społecznej . Poznan , Poland
The jury awarded two special mentions :
- Mention 1 ( 50 euros for activity) El Allon: "In the Solana " ( Tierra de Campos - Valladolid-Spain) for its originality and freshness, it opens a window into the rural areas, often invisible in youth issues .
- Mention 2 (50 euros for activity) , " Esten seen the " Catalunya , Spain
Thank you very much for your participation ... until next year!
Jon Etxeberria - Communication Manager
Dynamo International – Street Workers Network