In addition to the iSocial Foundation and the University of Lleida (UdL), researchers from the universities of Barcelona (UB), València (UV) and Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and the Fundació Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia also participate.
iSocial and UPC have started a study to predict the impact that COVID19 will have on the Social Services of the municipalities
The Catalan Government, ACM, FMC and the Barcelona Regional Government are taking part. The prospective study INESS-COVID19 aims to know the vulnerabilities of the Catalan population in the coming months and provide elements of decision that allow the 104 Basic Areas of Social Services of Catalonia to deal with them.
It has just been published. It is the book “Creative thinking and innovative social action”, by sociologist and social worker Sílvia Navarro, contributor to iSocial. A reference book and essential for those of us who believe in innovation in social action. You can buy it now on the publisher’s website and consult the index and the introduction in our newspaper library.
The Board, gathered online, made a first diagnosis of the situation in the Social Services in Catalonia, of the consequences that the pandemic and its effects will have on the most vulnerable population, and the answers that we want to provide from iSocial .
About 200 people participated on March 10 in the closing conference of the reflection cycle “Big date and Social Services”, organized by the iSocial Foundation. For 6 months, more than 400 people have participated in the series of debates and seminars of this cycle held at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona.
We attended the Meeting at UPF with 14 other project partner organizations from Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Czech Republic and Spain. Welcome’s goal is to research and develop smart technologies to support the reception and integration of migrants and refugees in Europe.
The Chief Executive of European Social Network opens the Postgraduate course about local Social Services of ACM-UB-iSocial
Alfonso L. Montero gave a brilliant opening conference on “Priorities today in innovation and transformation of Social Services in Europe”. The course began on February 5 and will end on December 16.
iSocial Foundation will co-direct with UB the “Postgraduate course in Public Management of Local Social Services” of ACM
Classes will begin on February 5. The course is addressed to the managers and technicians of Social Services of the 937 city councils members of the Catalan Association of Municipalities (ACM). The course will be managed by the School of Social Work of the University of Barcelona and the iSocial Foundation. It is a university program of 30 credits and 256 hours of classes.
A new debate explores the opportunities and limits of predictive systems and automation in Social Services
On November 19, Palau Macaya de Barcelona hosted the 3rd debate of the cycle “Big Data and Social Services” of the iSocial Foundation, in which four experts discussed the opportunities and limits of introducing predictive systems and automation processes in the Social Services sector. The debate was led by the data science professor of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Jordi Conesa.