T@sk is  a project funded by ERASMUS+ Capacity Building programme of the European Union.

T@sk aims at reinforcing and modernizing the delivery of Social Services in Albania by empowering the Albanian Higher Education System

The aims of T@sk projects are essential for the development  of the Albanian Social Work system, for its modernization and its alignment to the European standards of the Social Services delivery. T@sk project can count on the long lasting  expertise of the University of Florence, the Complutense University of Madrid, the Instituto Universitário of Lisbon and the Ordine degli Assistenti Sociali of the Tuscany Region in the field of Social Work organization and evaluation.

The cooperation among the European Union partners and the Albanian Universities will create the ideal ground to reach increased competences of Albanian Higher Education staff, a growing self-empowerment of Albanian social workers and therefore the improvement of the Social Services.

Members of T@sk project agree in a subsidiary and multilevel approach based on:

  • In depth theoretical and methodological updating of the University staff of all the Albanian public Universities offering Bachelor  Master Degrees in Social Work: University of Tiran, University of Elbasan, University of Shkodër.
  • Wide inclusion of the Albanian Social Workers and Albanian local institutions in the identification of the needs of the Albanian Social Services.
  • Theoretical and empirical focus on the specific areas of deprived children and disadvantaged women within the general framework of deviance prevention and mitigation of detention conditions.

The innovative aspects of T@sk Project

A changing Social Work environment: By pursuing its main aim, T@sk Project will enable the Higher Education Staff to encounter the changing Social Work environment by means of  a constant  dialogue with the Social Services on the territory. This synergic action will be granted by the many Associated partners that accepted to support the T@sk Project.

Highest level of integration: Our vision is to increase the  integration among the stakeholders of the Albanian Social Services ranging from the academic staff to the social Workers on the field, from the central-level policy-makers to the local public administrations.

A self-empowering approach of the Albanian Social Services:  T@sk project pays a crucial attention in the ability to evaluate the needs of the Social Services users starting from the citizens’ needs and their narrative.

T@sk Methodology

A new integrated approach: T@sk activities rely on a program of teaching the teachers and instructors at a peer to peer level, with a program combining frontal lectures with practical workshops and seminars, including a continuous input check granted by the involvement of the qualified Associated partners.