Reducing social exclusion of children 0-6 years old
F.R.I.E.N.D.E.S.K. is a project aimed at reducing social exclusion of children 0-6 years old coming from marginalised contexts through the implementation of an innovative ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) model.
The project brings together 8 partner organisations with longstanding experience in the field of social inclusion and children education, with the aim to create and test an integrated system where teachers and experts involved in ECEC systems could work together for providing children households with an inclusive and all-encompassing service.
The general objective of F.R.I.E.N.D.E.S.K. is to reduce social exclusion of children 0-6 years old coming from marginalised contexts through the implementation of an innovative ECEC (early childhood education and care) model. More specifically, the project aims at creating and testing an integrated system where teachers,
educators, health-care workers and volunteers could work together for providing children households
with an inclusive and all-encompassing service.
The specific objectives are:
F.R.I.E.N.D.E.S.K. consists of four core phases:
A context analysis and benchmarking focused on best practices across the European countries partners on the main reasons of social exclusion affecting households with children aged between 0 and 6 years old
A transnational activity for external teachers and experts who work within the ECEC systems
A period of experimentation of the Friendesk Model consisting on physical spaces hosted by schools and aimed at providing parents with any information, contact, treatment or other services offered
A launching of an Integrated Web Platform useful to deliver training contents to experts ECEC
Considering the way in which ECEC systems are dependent on the responsible authorities at the highest level, which may be Ministries or Regions or Municipalities, at the end of the experimentation F.R.I.E.N.D.E.S.K. will try to engage public authorities in order to create guidelines improving on how to tackle child poverty and social exclusion through measures such as family support and benefits, quality childcare and early-childhood education.