Montse Cervera, president of the iSocial Foundation, and Violeta Quiroga, director of the School of Social Work of the Barcelona University, have signed an agreement between both institutions to consolidate and expand the collaboration that already existed since the inn Ongoing by the iSocial Foundation. The agreement will promote and facilitate the participation of teachers of the School in the educational activities of iSocial, and the collaboration in research and innovation projects in the field of Social Services.
Agreement between UOC and iSocial to join forces in the strengthening of innovation in the social sector
June 11th, the rector of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya-UOC, Mr. Josep A. Planell, and the president of the iSocial Foundation, Ms. Montse Cervera, have signed a framework collaboration agreement between both institutions, to promote joint training and research activities and to join forces in the development of innovation projects for the social sector. The agreement already includes a first list of three activities promoted by the iSocial Foundation in which the UOC will collaborate in the coming months.
On May 7th, the entire Social Services coordinator team of the Sabadell City Council, made up of 15 people, has begun the course of the iSocial Foundation “Leadership and Innovation in Social Services”. The course consists of 15 sessions of three hours, and will take place during the months of May and June.
Although there are already many technological solutions to improve the quality of life of the elderly, more must be done. That is why the Mobile World Capital Foundation, Barcelona City Council and 5G Barcelona have launched a call to find solutions that can have a positive impact on the daily lives of the elderly.
Palau Macaya hosted the Thursday 28 February this Conference organized by the iSocial Foundation, with the experts Luk Zelderloo and Thomas Bignal, who have explained the great window of opportunity that opens up in Europe in these coming years to access to finance the investment needs of the social services sector.
Collaboration agreement with the Grífols Foundation to strengthen the ethical perspective of our projects
On February 12, 2019 the Social Foundation and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement in order to strengthen the ethical perspective in the activities and research and innovation projects in the social sector that will promote the iSocial Foundation from now on.
On January 10, 2019, the Social Council of iSocial Foundation met at its new headquarters, 151 Lepant St. in Barcelona. This modern, recently-open facility houses also La Casa de Carlota and a communication company. La Casa de Carlota is an innovative design studio which includes among its professionals, people with autism and with Down syndrome. 151 Lepant St. facilities are then, besides an office space, also a creative space and an art gallery.
The City Council of Barcelona has put into operation by the end of 2018 a simulator that allows anyone to know the social aids to which they have the right, in an anonymous manner and regardless of the Administration that manages them. The system calculates the aid that can be requested and an estimate of the amount, and also explains how to process them.
The decision was made after the good results obtained in a pilot test carried out since October 2017 and focused on elderly and complex patients in two neighborhoods of Barcelona. The purpose of the interconnection between the information systems of the two administrations is to facilitate decision-making and improve attention to people