Title The G.E.P.A.P. Project
Project Number 2010-1-FR1-LEO05-14508
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The GE.P.A.P. project:
Experimenting and transferring an innovative tool to implement personalised care plan for each user/client of social or socio-sanitary centres or services.
In mostly whole Europe is made obligatory the elaboration of personalized care plan of users of social and socio-sanitary centres in order to make successful their social and professional integration. The project GEPAP (Guide for the Elaboration of Personalised Project of Accompaniment) promoted by the CEDIS (Fr) as well as by Spanish, Estonian, Portuguese and Latvian organisations, consists in transferring the French method GEPAP throughout Europe which allows social workers to acquire the necessary methods and competences to elaborate personal care plan. GEPAP is innovative because it proposes training on site to train PCP coordinators and for the elaboration of personalized care plan. The partners of the project are organisations dealing with different users within the social or medico-social sector: protection of the children (children and teenagers), adults with intellectual deficiencies, vocational training of social workers.
The results that were produced during this project include the European version of the GEPAP method, method for the preparation of individualized project (PCP). The expected impact on professionals was that they could acquire additional skills necessary to practice their job and that they engage in a reflection on the possibility of implementing a new organizational in their social or medical structure regarding the distribution and roles social of the persons in charge of the accompanying users. At the end of this project, we seem to have reached the goal that we set as our partners have implemented the PaP within their structure. The experimental method have shown that the presence of a project coordinator ensures better coordination between the different people involved in the implementation of their project, better monitoring of their projects and in this way a better social and professional integration.
The main steps of this project
A first training on site in France was organized in February 2011, professionals working in centers or services from the social and socio-sanitary sector. GEPAP this new method. They will be trained to become PAP coordinators and on how to use the method GEPAP. Based on a pilot experimentation the training allowed make easier and more concrete the appropriation of this new tool and of the concepts, this meeting was also the point of the launch of the pilot experiments that took place all along during the fist year of project, in each partner's country. During these pilot experimentations that have lasted from 6 months to 1 year, were implemented PCP according to the GEPAP methodology, with voluntary users. Each partner has set up three PCP. This has allowed the collection of feedbacks. These have been incorporated into the European version of the GEPAP handbook. Then, the second year of this project was devoted to the promotion of the project with the organization of conferences and seminars and to the valorization of the results of this project.
The project and its results were widely disseminated among professionals and public authorities of our sector in the partner countries. Project’s partners have relayed information to their networks, or during events, conferences they organized, but also thanks to the availability of project newsletters available in national languages (FR, PT, ES, EE, LV) and English. Thus, thanks to the valorization of the results, to date, other social or medico-social organizations located in other regions / localities than our partners decided to implement the use of GEPAP.
The conference, organized in Tartu, Estonia has also spread among 100 persons / professionals working in various associations and organizations in the sector, some considering using the GEPAP in their center.
Following this conference was also created (23/08/2012) Estonia, Tartu, the "Baltic Quality Social Services Union" composed of professionals in the social sector of the 3 Baltic countries and Poland. This union is currently seeking ways to train PCPs’coordinators from GEPAP to expand its use in these countries in order to improve the quality of services provided to users.
In addition, the involvement of a silent partner in Geneva Switzerland –the EPI , the geographical impact of the project, his experiments and results has been expanded. Thus, a greater number of professionals (this public organization has nearly 700 permanent employees) were informed about the project and its results. Also, the PCP’s coordinator training will be offered by our partners in their training catalog . these training are opened to their employees but also to professionals working in other organizations in Switzerland.
Finally, although this impact is the result of economic restructuring of the pilot center of our partner SIKSALI DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, 6 persons trained in the center of Tartu found jobs in other similar organizations in Estonia where they are considering the implementation of GEPAP.
The plate with the GEPAP was also broadcast in Sweden (Varberg), Belgium (Brussels), Spain (Bilbao).
Utilization and distribution of results
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities
material for open learning
description of new occupation profiles
Main result of this project, a European version of the manual was developed GEPAP during the second year of the project. This version, which is available in English, French, Spanish, Latvian, Estonian and Portuguese, takes into account the feedback from the pilot experiments and implemented in different countries. GEPAP manual consists of the following: the first part explains the methodology, principles, concepts and values which are based on the method of preparation of projects personalized support and a second containing sheets, supports to help professionals to prepare, implement and monitor PAP implemented.
This product is available in paper and digital way , to facilitate its use by professionals.
These manuals are protected by ISBN.