Get Out of the Loop - good practices against new poverties

The economic difficulties and social isolation have expelled individuals from welfare systems, creating a vicious circle that leads people who are not part of the labor market forced out into social exclusion.
The GOL project – in the frame of the EU Programme Erasmus Plus, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult Education - aims to tackle the theme of social exclusion valorizing existing good practices in Europe to combat social exclusion; confronting the methods of “generative welfare”, based on the involvement of the excluded and the resigned who do not seek work and do not inform about their rights, developing the empowerment of the marginalized people and re-creating the link broken at the community level; comparing operators working on marginality with European tools and practices against social exclusion; analyzing social policy experiments based on the resilience of people in times of difficulty and crisis ; monitoring social protection systems to identify practices responding to the problems of poverty and social exclusion; experimenting the model proposed by the partnership and contextualize it in own reality.

The First Transnational Meeting and the staff’s training event took place from 19th to 22h  November 2018 within  G.O.L Get Out of the Loop project, at the ACLI Provincial of Florence, Italy.

The Erasmus Plus KA2-Exchange of good practices project aims to train operators coming from Italy, Spain, Poland and Austria Associations and Institutions on  possible best tools and policies to combat poverty and social exclusion, in a “generative welfare” way.
Three days of workshop and meetings in order to learn and exchange with governmental, municipal and private social practices and tools on how to prevent and fight poverty: access to housing, vocational training and work, education and sociality, were the topics dealt with in a GLocal approach, both local and European.

It is not enough to provide the primary goods to those who are in economic precariousness state, but it is increasingly necessary to make people active in the use of all the services of the territory, to make them capable of triggering opportunities and creating networks to get out of poverty and reintegrate into a professional and community circuit.

Were present the coordinators and operators of Fundació Campus Arnau d'Escala from Spain, Fundacja Rzecz Spoleczna from Poland, VondiConsulting Vondrak KG from Austria, Glocal Factory from Italy, who were confronted with the Social Services councilor for the Municipality of Florence Sara Funaro, Matteo Bracciali for national ACLI, Andrea De Conno for ANCI, Elisabetta Di Lorenzo for the ACLI Patronato, Anna Piana for the Arcobaleno Association, as well as the coordinators of the G.O.L. project Maria Chiara Cantini and Francesco Potesta from Acli provinciali of Florence.