Current challanges in social policy. Poles in the EU. Homelessness and migrations

Ewa Sadowska of Barka Ireland took part in a scientific conference “Current challanges in social policy. Poles in the EU. Homelessness and migrations”. organised by Jan Długosz Academy in Czestochowa  on the 3rd of December 2015.

The conference highlighted a collection of good practises and reports of succesful civil society projects in the area of vulnerable migrants’ integration. Scholars shared the latest scientific research on migration of Poles in the EU. A numer of discussions were focused on new methods of streetworking. Barka Foundation has been considered as the organisation which introduced streetworking in Poland in 1992 by sending first patrols of street-workers (who themselves overcame homelessness) to the streets of Poznan.

Ewa Sadowska shared the experiences of working with vulnerable CEE citizens in Ireland and the UK in partnership with local authorities.

Interesting was the last panel discussion during which three individuals who returned with Barka from the Netherlands and the UK, shared their stories.

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Civil Society Award for Barka

BARKA Foundation has won the 2nd prize (Civil Society Award) from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels for the project of vocational training centres for social integration supporting the unemployed people to return to labour market.

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