After 3 years, the Erasmus+ project FRIENDESK is coming to an end, with its final conference taking place at Conservatorio delle Mantellate, Florence, on the 17th of June 2022.
FRIENDESK aims at reducing social exclusion of children 0-6 years old coming from marginalized contexts through the implementation of an innovative ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) model: the “Hub&Spoke” Model.
Despite the difficulties imposed by the pandemic, the 8 organizations with long-standing experience in the field of social inclusion and children’s education that participated in the project, created and tested an integrated system – the so-called “Hub&Spoke” – where teachers and experts involved in ECEC systems could work together for providing children households with an inclusive and all-encompassing service.
The FRIENDESK “Hub&Spoke” is a helpdesk for families and children at risk of socio-educational exclusion. It includes representatives of the institutions that can give information, guide, support families in meeting their needs, i.e. in the field of health, work and employability, social housing, and languages.
During the final conference in Florence, all the partners will come together to present the results of the piloting of the platform in each country.
You can see the event’s agenda HERE.