Bedrock of Participation for Homelessness
The 12 month duration project, coordinated by Praksis, aims to enhance civic participation in homelessness by responding to the challenges related to the needs of:
a) Increased awareness and civic participation of the general population in general and also about homelessness in all its forms (ETHOS typology)
b) Improvement of the knowledge of the business sector (students, employees-executives) about planning and implementation of essential Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) actions for the homelessness
c) Improvement of the respective knowledge of the Mass Media sector (students, professionals) concerning the use of appropriate vocabulary, promotion of voluntary culture without stereotypes about homelessness and volunteering etc.
d) Raising awareness and improving the knowledge of the student community of social sciences, humanities, for participation in public issues and in voluntary actions for homelessness
e) Organizing targeted, coordinated multi-level voluntary actions for homelessness (provision of immediate support, empowerment and inclusion, advocacy)
The main categories of project activities consist of:
1) Educational actions regarding Civic Participation and Volunteering for Homelessness (EMEA, PRAKSIS) with target groups being individuals from the of Mass Media, Business sector (professionals, students), students of social sciences and humanities
2) Awareness raising campaign for the civic action of citizens and Volunteerism for Homelessness (PRAKSIS), the target group mainly being the general public, especially young people 18-29, but also students, business and media professionals
3) Voluntary Activities for Homelessness (PRAKSIS, ITHACA).
Target groups are volunteers who will be actively involved (general population, young people, students). All of the above actions will benefit homeless individuals (indirect project target groups).