The project “Bottom-up online structured self-help for disadvantaged parents” (OZO 2) aims to develop a relevant online self-help tool that stimulates a decrease in the perceived distance of self-perceived disadvantaged parents to society and/ or the labor market by means of increasing their digital capabilities.
In the previous project “Bottom-up zelfhulp voor ouders met een achterstand” (OZO) it was shown that this kind of tool is capable, under the right circumstances, to decrease the distance of self-perceived disadvantaged parents to society and/ or the labor market. The digital tool decreases a number of blockades that keep these parents at a distance from society and/ or the labor market: a lack of trust, a lack of self-confidence, shame, a lack of courage, prejudices, a lack of a feeling of agency and the feeling that they are the only ones with problems.
In the previous project success with this kind of tool was achieved in a Greek pilot by a previous Greek partner (PAEPSM). In this project Ezzev wants to learn how to achieve this kind of success on its own.
The concrete aim of the project is to develop an online self-help environment for disadvantaged parents as well as increased knowledge and skills by Ezzev staff based on good practices as found by the Greek project partner (a spin-off from PAEPSM: LMPGS). These good practices will need to describe how to successfully decrease the distance of self-perceived disadvantaged parents to society and/ or the labor market by means of the tool.
The online environment will consist of: the choice for a privacy-friendly online platform, instructions for moderators, documents for participants and evaluation tools for participants to monitor their own growth (in terms of cleaning up blockades that sustain or even enlarge their perceived distance to society and/ or the labor market).
After the conclusion of the project, all stakeholders will be able to use the tool that will be developed during the project for free. In return feedback on their experiences is expected so that the tool can be permanently improved.
The project OZO 2 (2018-2-NL01-KA104-059914) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.