INTEGRA – Multidisciplinary Mentorship program to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care-leavers

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INTEGRA – Multidisciplinary Mentorship program to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care-leavers

Objectives

  • To characterise and analyse needs of minors in residential care when transitioning to adulthood life, and practices and needs of residential care professionals in relation to the provision of ageing-out support.
  • To train and enhance the capacity of residential care professionals as Leaving Care Mentors that they can support the resilience, entrepreneurial drive and forward goal projection skills of children in care.
  • To contribute to the empowerment and social integration of care-leavers.
  • To establish solid, inclusive and sustainable multi-agency support networks of stakeholders to facilitate, foster and safeguard the inclusion of care-leavers in terms of labour as well as wider society.

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Activities

  • Implementing the research and contextual needs analysis focusing on legal frameworks and best practices related to care and care leaving.
  • Planning and facilitating sustainable cooperation between stakeholders, residential care providers and care-leavers through multi-agency Collaboration Continuum Network.
  • Developing of Mentoring Integration Programme and Assessment toolkit that would enable care professionals to provide targeted and proper guidance to care-leavers.
  • Establishing a Platform 4 Cooperation that facilitates communication between partners, residential care providers and post-care stakeholders.

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Date of project

01/06/2018 – 31/05/2020

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DG JUST – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) – Capacity-building in the area of rights of the child

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