Caritas in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina organized trainings on „Management of social inclusion initiatives” within the SOCIETIES project in Belgrade and Sarajevo from 13 to 17 November 2017.
The aim of the training was to improve the knowledge and skills of Civil Society Organization (CSO) for establishing social inclusion programs for people with disabilities and people with mental health problems. During the training, participants were able to gain knowledge on well-established international models of social inclusion and to learn to identify and manage social and organizational barriers to social inclusion of vulnerable categories.
The training was attended by 32 representatives of 28 different CSOs active in the field of protection of rights and improvement of the position of persons with disabilities and persons with mental health issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
On this occasion, trainers, Filippo Rapisarda and Martine Vallarino, on behalf of the Psicologi per i Popoli nel Mondo from Italy, presented the significance and different models of social inclusion, as well as the ways of designing socially inclusive services and programs, and shared their experience on types and ways of social inclusion initiatives management in Italy.
During the training, representatives of various CSOs had the opportunity to present a project / initiative of social inclusion of persons with disabilities and / or persons with mental health issues, based on which proposals and strategies for further management and improvement of these projects and initiatives were made.