Silesian SIH will be supported by Silesian triangle and together they will work on transnational approach to tackling intergenerational unemployment and social exclusion. SIH will bring together younger and the older (50+) unemployed citizens so that these two generations can learn from each other by exchanging experiences, bridging missing skills and competences. In Silesia region we will work with people with disabilities which are now the biggest group of long term unemployed Silesia citizens. The training will be based on the concept of blended learning. The main pillar of the course will be based on face-to-face workshops (mentoring & consulting) and supported by introduction of e-learning methodologies and visiting successful Silesian social businesses and Polish makerspaces (makers communities). The course material would be modified according to the needs of participants and added to a network environment in forms of notes, videos and lecturers for online accessing. The SIH will facilitate the communication among workshop participants via cloud-based instant messaging platform and discussion forums to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing, which would result in learning network creation.
Additionally, the key players in the regional triangles will learn from each other and a dynamic capacity building process will take place throughout the SIH life circle at different levels. SIH would play the role of liaison among the key players to establish and promote effective practices of electronic communication. WSB partner in SIH implementation will be regional authority of Silesia Region.
Representatives of socially excluded groups know their social problems the best and, with a support of SIH (WSB) and triangle experts on Management, Economics, Education, ICT, Health (physiotherapy), Transport and Logistics, Security (inc. Cybersecurity), will prototype innovative solutions to solve some social problems in Silesia Region.
As a specificity of Silesian SIH we would like to introduce training participants to creative industries and makers movement initiatives that may be an alternative way to develop their business ideas to solve social problems in Silesia Region.
SIH, thanks to cooperation with OWES (Social Economy Support Centers), may extend support for the most promising ideas and initiatives. SIH may provide financial support and training to participants for implementation of their social business ideas.
We are hoping for the pilot training to result in social initiatives and businesses, run by IN SITU participants, to solve some of social problems of target groups in Silesia Region. We would like to finish this project with SIH stabile structure and external stakeholders network to work with Silesia Region citizens, people with disabilities, WSB students (also the foreigners) on next social businesses and start-ups.