PARTNERSHIP, COOPERATION AND COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE MODELS FOR ADULT EDUCATION
Long-term relationships and collaborations between European partners in the Project are needed in order to define innovative methodologies and implementation of good practices in health care, social and cultural services for special needs in Europe. All of the partners have previously collaborated, supporting one another on developing professional BMC trainings in each of our countries and through other forms of exchange, e.g. workshops and conferences.
Since 2011 our organizations have been discussing ideas regarding ways to move to a deeper level of knowledge in applying the BMC approach to work with people with special needs, and to eventually develop forms of training that can be offered to various populations (professionals, caregivers, parents, communities).
Given the richness of experience, cultural diversity and process-oriented work that we have been developing in our communities so far, we would like now to make the best use of our resources by:
− Giving structure and planned activity to our professional and territorial exchanges;
− Propelling activities within our local communities by connecting them to the wider scopes of the project;
− Creating solid and agile forms of cooperation and communication nationally and internationally;
− Sharing the competence that we have developed individually over the years;
− Learning from each other’s unique and diverse experience, i.e. working with experimental schools for autistic children; dealing with children with severe disabilities, their families and caregivers within the public health system; offering educational services through parent-baby group activities; working with individuals with special needs in community and national health service; working with visually impaired adults and mixed ability performing groups.