There is growing interest in our FLAPP! project
FLAPP!, the app for teenagers and young people with emancipation and inclusion needs developed by the iSocial Foundation, is increasingly arousing interest among social organizations, administrations and international organizations. After being born in Catalonia in 2019, with the support of the General Directorate of Child and Adolescent Care of the Catalan Government, and having been developed, tested and evaluated during the year 2020 in collaboration with the University of Barcelona and six Catalan social NGO, since 2021 the samples of interest from other territories and institutions have multiplied.
We highlight the presentations made to the network of municipalities FAMSI of Andalusia; to the Ministry of Social Policies of the Basque Government; to the National Institute for Social Action of Morocco; to the UNICEF-Mexico migration team; or to UNICEF-Europe. Likewise, in Catalonia it has aroused the interest not only of the collaborating entities of the protection system, but also of other entities linked to the programs of new opportunities or to programs of attention to the mental health of young people.
Another noteworthy fact is that we have also received proposals to develop variants of FLAPP! for other areas of social intervention. Based on these, the iSocial Foundation has decided to develop a variant of FLAPP! aimed at homeless adults, considering the interest expressed by some catalan municipalities such as Barcelona and Girona. This new app, which does not yet have a name, will be developed by iSocial during 2021 and 2022, and will offer people in a situation of homelessness and the Administrations and specialized entities, a set of digital tools to improve support and accompaniment. to these people and facilitate their empowerment. Like FLAPP!, it will be tested and evaluated in collaboration with a research team from the University of Barcelona and various NGO that are members of iSocial.