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A documentary film with training purposes was shot in the five countries involved in STRAPAC project


A STRAPAC documentary film with educational and training purposes was shot in all five countries, involved in STRAPAC project by the Bulgarian coordinator of the project  "Fondatsiya za regionalno razvitie - Фондация за регионално развитие" (Regional Development Foundation). The film will show best practices on how local religious communities in Bucharest, Oslo, Sofia, Novi Han, Thessaloniki, Bologna and Piacenza organise their work to tackle social exclusion.
It will introduce an innovative approach in order to strengthen the non-formal education and training paths of people, belonging to different religious communities, by showing good practices and experiences about how the social work is organized in the five STRAPAC project partners’ countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania and Norway) and what methods are used to achieve this goal. The film presents the experience of the churches/local faith communities active in different European contexts and their work with vulnerable groups of people, children and people in need, including Roma, immigrants, prisoners, disabled people and so on and will create conditions for learning from each other experiences and for exchanging of ideas and practices and their transfer to local level. The film is expected to be released by the end of November 2018. The documentary film will be translated in 5 languages (the languages of the partners), including in sign language.


Five field studies conducted under STRAPAC project



Five field studies were conducted in the last months in the STRAPAC partner countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Norway and Greece) to analyze the current work of local religious communities acting in rural or marginalised situations. The results from the studies will be soon available here.





Intermidiate meeting between partners of STRAPAC project took place in Thessaloniki


An intermediate STRAPAC project meeting was held in Thessaloníki, Greece. The meeting took place from August, 27th to 31th, a little bit before  the end of the first project year.  The purpose was to analyze the outcomes of the field study led in the 5 project countries and to plan forthcoming activities, such as blended mobilities and the final conference. Plans and criteria for the selection of the participants who will attend the forthcoming courses and the conference has been elaborated and a programme of the course in Italy has been drafted. The content of the film has been also commented and the Bulgarian partner in charge of has told to the other partners what has been done till now. Another important aspect of the meeting was the analysis of the project weaknesses and strengths, based on the project evaluation and ways of overcoming the weaknesses, by suggesting protecting measures for preventing future risks. The meeting has gathered representative from each partner institution and representatives from the host organization, the Social Research Centre for Religion & Culture (SRCRC) Εργαστήριο Κοινωνικής Έρευνας Α.Π.Θ. at the Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης; In addition to this, 2 staff members, representing the Bulgarian staff members have also attended it to make the forth shooting of the film, that has took place during the project meeting.


Transnational project meeting will be held in Thessaloniki

A meeting of the STRAPAC project partners will be held at Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίης - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece starting from Monday August 27th. The analysis of the results of the field studies realised in the previous months will be the main topic. Christos Tsironis Diana Petrova Gelu Calina Nicoleta Călina Presură Carla Cavallini Andrian Aleksandrov Karoline Oftedal and Gunnar Heiene will attend the meeting.

A kick off meeting of STRAPAC project took place in Craiova, Romania


The kick off meeting of STRAPAC project took place between 16th and 18th of November 2017 in Craiova, Romania. It was attended by 6 members of the project staff, representing each partner's organization. The purpose of the meeting was to update the working schedule of the project, to plan the organization of the blended mobilities and the development of the intellectual outputs. Administrative and technical aspects of the project implementation were also subject of the discussion.