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1 Workshop on Social Innovation 19- 20 of January, Brussels, Barbara Sadowska

2 Barka system for education and employment of the long term unemployed people 6/9 Sw. Wincentego str. 61-003 Poznan, POLAND tel./fax + 48 61 872 026 86 e-mail:

3 Background information 3 WEAK SIDES Weak societys preparation to the free market economy and democracy, lack of financial support, legal regulations and lack of citizens societys structures; Societal stagnancy and lack of co-operation at administrative, private and individual levels; Lack of entrepreneurial activities traditions; Passive welfare approaches, lack of re-socialization programs; Unbeneficial changes in the situation of many people, who were not prepared to the political and economic transformation (homelessness as result of evictions and liquidation of workers hotels, long term unemployment, closure of unprofitable companies, addictions as result of worsening life conditions, increase of violence); Lack of educational programmes for staff in the area of social economy, etc.

4 Background information 4 STRONG SIDES: Entry into a free market economy and democracy created possibilities for search of new solutions; Relief for the financial strain on the national system of social welfare can be found through the social economy; Leaders determination to shape a new social policy in Poland and create an alternative system of support; The EU enlargement process emphasizes the strengthening of citizens society initiatives and development of active forms of support to socially excluded people, as well as the development of human resources through financial instruments, mainly the EFS.

5 Background information 5 HOMELESSNESS, ADDICTIONS, DELINQUENCY, PASSIVITY: 1st step - communities creation ; LACK OF SKILLS : 2nd step - socio-educational programme, which gave the basis for the creation of the act on social employment; LACK OF LEGAL REGULATIONS : 3rd step - work places creation programme and social entrepreneurship - Barka prepared a proposal of a new legislation to obtain legal recognition of social cooperatives – law on social cooperatives; SHORTAGE, OVERCROWDED AND DAMP HOUSING : 4th step - housing programme - an example of public-social and public-private partnerships - act on activities of public benefit and volunteerism (in which the Barka Foundation participated as consultant) and act on financial support in the period 2004-2006 for creation of social housing, shelters and hostels for the homeless

6 Background information New Legislation 2002 - 2006 Building public – social partnership - Act on Activities of Public Benefit and Volunteerism Social Integration Centres and Clubs of Social Integration – trade training and general education for long term unemployed people - Law on Social Employment Emerging social cooperatives - Law on Social Cooperatives Housing for people with low wages - Law on Accesible Housing 6

7 Target Population 7 1st GROUP : socially excluded people or threatened by exclusion: unemployed people, homeless, released from prisons, leaving orphanages and correctional houses, addicted and people without any income 2nd GROUP : workers of institutions of social support, local admnistration, NGOs, social animators, representatives of housing settlements councils, parishes, educational institutions, housing cooperatives, trade unions, entrepreneurs, social enterprises staff, media representatives and leaders of partner organizations.

8 8 Long term unemployed people Long term unemployed people Open labour market Open labour market People not qualified to participate in the Social Integration Centre People not qualified to participate in the Social Integration Centre HOUSING Social Cooperatives and Social enterprises Social Economy Centre Social Integration Centre Social Integration Centre Hostels & Community houses for homeless Hostels & Community houses for homeless Support structures (local level)

9 9 Networks & relationships Housing cooperatives Parishes Inhabitants councils Businesses District work offices NGOs Social cooperatives Educational institutions Local authority welfare office LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS SOCIAL ECONOMY LEADERS EDUCATION 1. Center of Social Integration 2. Social Economy Centre Local authority

10 LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS - new mechanism of cooperation Local welfare institutions select the social clients for the integration programs. Than instead of distribution a social money, they order different tipes of services to the social cooperatives, which consist of former clients (in commune Lwowek 11 former social clients are prepared to take care of ederly people) Housing company in Poznan order to take care of the green area to the people who havent payed for the rent of flats. These gave them possiblity to be self-employed and pay back their debts

11 Results of cooperation 18 social cooperatives 3 social enterprice run by assosiations and foundations 3 limited companies 7 ceters of social integration 6 centers of social economy 12 community houses 32 social houses as a last step of integration

12 Evaluation Opinion presented by local partners Media presentation Stories of people who have rebuilt their life presented in publications Report of the visitors from different regions of Poland and from Europe (England, Irland, Copenhagen, Ukraine, Bielarus presented in Evaluation of Polish and international researchers (Diesis, Rambol, Velux Foundation etc.)

13 POZNAN, LWOWEK, DREZDENKO, KWILCZ Examples of reintegration programes

14 CARPENTRY Social enterprice - Poznan 5 workers are engaged in renovation and production of furniture.

15 Social Cooperative - ARTSMAK; Poznan Serving food for students in schools and occasional events; 7 workers

16 ECO- FARMA – SOCIAL COOPERATIVES; Lwowek 11 workers, production of organic food

17 Social Enterprice - recreation center, 3 workers – Kwilcz

18 Gardening SOCIAL COOPERATIVE working in cooperation with housing company; 8 workers

19 SOCIAL ENTERPRICE - STREET PAPER The unemployed people in Poznan who sell the Street Paper earn 50 % of the price; yearly 50 vendors The model was repited in Warsaw

20 Production of bicycles, CooP, Poznan; 5 workers

21 32 social houses – the last step to start independent life; Poznan

22 Darzybor Settlement – built in public – private partnership

23 First families living in the Darzybor Settlement; 150 persons

24 Mainstreaming infuence for 4 new legistations The model of public –social partnerships between local welfere offices and social cooperatives ( following by 11 local authorities in different regions of Poland) The model of partnerships between housing cooperatives and people who have debts( 3 social local settlements) System of support of social cooperatives – Center of Social Economy followed by 11 new local communities Added value – inclusion of the migrants inside of EU, who were not succeed in UK, Irland and Copenhagen who enter Barka system of integration in Poland; influence of revision of the English and Irish system of suppot;

25 WELCOME TO THE BARKA Programs in Poland

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