Main activities

Name of Activity - Action 2

1.1 Sociological investigation in households

  • elaboration of the initial research project
  • preparation of questionnaire and its pilot test
  • collection of data
  • preparation of support material for the questionnaire survey
  • coordination of the project
  • ongoing information on the progress of research
  • analysis of data and preparation of the final report
  • preparation of the required printed copies of the Final Report and CD ROM

1.2 Sociological research of the service recipients

  • elaboration of the initial research project
  • preparation of the questionnaire and its pilot test
  • collection of data
  • preparation of support material for the questionnaire survey
  • coordination of the project
  • ongoing information on the progress of research
  • analysis of data and preparation of the final report
  • preparation of the required printed copies of the Final Report and CD ROM

1.3 Offer of social services in the Pardubice Region

  • preparation of the survey form + Questionnaire
  • facilitation of distribution- analysis carried out according to the types of providers and types of service
  • Final Report
  • evaluation
  • spatial map of services

1.4 Research by experts on the problems in providing social services

  • secondary analysis of research and opinions from the area of social services
  • interviews with experts on these issues and determination of the development tendencies (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Ministry of Labour and Social Sciences, service providers, etc)
  • production of the Final Report- technical processing
  • production of printed copies and CD ROM

1.5 Brainstorming

  • preparation of topics for a group discussion with target groups
  • implementation of brainstorming
  • evaluation of brainstorming

1.8 Processing of data from implemented past research

  • writing up of brief annotations from the processed issues - articles, Final Report, etc.
  • Final Report

2.1 Evaluation of provided education

  • comparisons of the social workers training with individual instructors
  • the Internet offers
  • secondary schools offers
  • university offers
  • catalogue lists of courses

2.2 Monitoring of the training and qualifications needs of the social services managers

  • processing of questionnaires
  • distribution and processing
  • assessment of needs

3.1 Proposal for training modules for managers

  • preparation of the course aimed at the managers needs (individual topics - 10 modules)
  • virtual processing

3.2 Testing with the target group

  • implementation of the 1st pilot testing - approximately 10 participants of training
  • assessment of evaluation indicators

3.3 Completion of the modules for accreditation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

  • updating the topics
  • testing in practice

3.4 Adaptation of study support documentation and materials for adult training

  • adaptation of modules based on the target group's comments
  • adaptation of modules in accordance with the Catalogue of Education Standards
  • evaluation by referees
  • retesting in the target group (approximately 10 participants)
  • submission for accreditation

3.5 Elaboration of a course for volunteers in social work

  • preparation of individual modules - texts

3.6 Elaboration of a course for social workers

  • preparation of individual modules - texts

3.7. Certification and testing with the target group

  • testing the theory
  • preparation of the course evaluation indicators
  • processing the comments and referees comments

3.8 Practical part of requalification/retraining

  • preparation for the practical part - synopses
  • implementation of the practical phase
  • evaluation of practice

3.10 Final adaptation of products

  • processing of comments
  • adaptation of modules based on comments
  • preparation for accreditation
  • retesting the final products with the target group

4.1 Analyses of available materials

  • brainstorming and inquiry
  • study

4.2 Comparison with experience in other countries

  • overview - case reports from individual partner countries

4.3 Brainstorming

  • group discussion
    • on barriers
    • on services development
  • processing of conclusions and recommendations

5.1 Comparative analysis of the management qualities (TCA)

  • elaboration of support techniques
  • translations into English
  • case studies - good practice, selection, recommendation and justification
  • elaboration of the study

5.2 Catalogue of Standards for the Training of Social Workers

  • processing of standards from individual TCA countries
  • comparison and justification of mutually recognized standards

5.3 Standards for evaluation of services

  • processing of standards from individual TCA countriescomparison of indicators and standards
  • recommendations and conclusions

Name of Activity - Action 3

6.1 Seminar on the results of the sociological research

  • data and conclusions from the sociological research in households, on the services recipients, and from the research with experts on the issues of services delivery

6.2 Catalogue of Standards for the Training of Social Workers

  • expanding experience using the processed standards of individual TCA countries, comparison of the jointly recognized standards
    • translation into English

6.3 Standards of services evaluation

  • study of social services evaluation
    • transltion into English

6.4 International meetings and workshops

  • they will take place between 10/2000 and 04/2007, according to the schedule and predetermined activities as outlined in the TCA contract

6.5 Seminar on the results of the training modules

  • data and conclusions from the training modules attended by the social services workers

6.6 Elaboration of outcomes, CD ROM lecture notes

  • consolidation of data from the training modules for the social services workers

6.7 Regional Seminar for the Self Administration and for the providers of social services

  • within the framework of good practices - dissemination of results and outcomes of the project, at meetings with the mayors of municipalities and cities. Through the council deputies the project outcomes and educational activities can be disseminated throughout the entire Czech Republic

6.8 TV shots, articles, and studies of the project running and outcomes

  • articles, studies from analytical work
  • studies of good practices of the social services management
    • Translation into the Czech language

6.9 Web Pages

  • current information on the process and outcomes of the project
  • articles and studies
  • information on holding seminars
  • publishing the results of partnerships abroad