Projects

Dialogue without barriers LogoLAB 

funds source: EEA grants, Education Programme

realization time: April 2020 –  March 2022

the agreement number: EOG/19/K3/W/0021

The project is being implemented by the international partnership: the University of Silesia (leader), the Arctic University of Norway and Agere Aude Foundation for Knowledge and Social Dialogue.
The implementation of the project: LogoLAB– Dialog without barriers, will enable the improvement of logopedic care standards–adapting them to the principles of evidence-based practice, inclusive education and social model of disability, in order to improve the quality of life of PWS’s by disseminating knowledge about stuttering and changing social attitudes. Project recipients will be SLTs and SLT students, other specialists, leaders of the self-help movement, and the general public. Planned projected intellectual outputs: handbook Comprehensive speech therapy in persistent stuttering (a compilation of theoretical and practical
knowledge prepared by an international team); a documentary film promoting EBP guidelines how to support CWS, based on the international research findings (with the active involvement of children, their parents and specialists); the website: LogoLAB website – a source of reliable knowledge and practical materials on stuttering (open access).

Between interaction and innovation creating space in the digital world

funds source: Erasmus +

realization time: October 2019- December 2021

the agreement number:  2019-1-PL01-KA203-065691

Project be-com is being implemented by 5 institutions: 4 universities (form Poland – the University of Silesia in Katowice, Lithuania – Kazimieras Simonovičius University, Malta – University of Malta, Cyprus – European University Cyprus) and Agere Aude Foundation for Knowledge and Social Dialogue.

Be-com tests and implements innovative practices in the field of higher education. The project assumes that the created results (Digital toolbox – Effective communication in the 2.0 era; Digital toolbox – Secure communication in the era of Web 2.0; Handbook – How to communicate in the era of Web 2.0?; Educational strategic game based on the action mapping concept and the idea of gamification) will have a utilitarian and universal character, it will be available to students of various fields of study, as well as to the secondary school students and teachers. International cooperation will ensure a multicultural nature of the exchange of good practices, taking into account didactic experiences of universities from different regions of Europe.


Youth can make it! – good experience in participation of young citizens in politics on local and regional level.

funds source: Erasmus +

realization time: May 2019- December 2020

Youth can make it!- it is a project dealing with youth participation initiatives, the actions taken by youngsters living in the Upper Silesia and Zagłębie area.

The main goal of the project focuses on increasing the number of young people taking part in decisive processes in their local habitats. The projects assumes  the cooperation of 12 youngsters, 3 Foundation experts and  policy makers of youth participation initiatives.

As the project actions we foresee monitor meetings, consulted seminars and final debate with all the project participants.  Our work will be based on Open Space method as well as systematized dialogue. During the project we wish to create some researchers tools in order to check the efficiency of youth actions being taken.


Leaders Academy of Agere Aude Dialogue Foundation

the agreement number:POWR.01.04.00-00-0029/18

funds source: FRSE

project budget: PLN 117 725

EFS contribution: PLN 114 193,10

realization time: 1st Sept. 2019- 31st Aug 2021 (24 months)

planned effects: increase of social competences useful for a job market among 30 youth representatives from the Upper- Silesia.

The main goal of the project is to increase the crucial social competences among young representatives from the Upper- Silesia, who are entering the job market. Within the project there are planned 2 editions of complex activities for the project participants such as:

  • creative teams meeting when the participants are obliged to accomplish the social projects on behalf of local societies (including voluntary actions)
  • social competences workshops
  • educational trips with some elements of interpersonal training

The supportive term for each participant has been planned for 8 months. During the period we assume to develop min. from 8 to 15 social competences (in accordance with ESCO classification). Each participant with the tutors and trainers support, will be working on these competences development according to his needs and potential earlier diagnosis.


Civil society: education, values, communication styles

the aim: social awareness building; comprehensive, humanistic reflection upon the idea of civil society;

the project receivers: the academic representatives, teachers, students, local authorities lawyers and non- govern organizations members;

From the 8th to the 9th of June 2018, Agere Aude in cooperation with the Silesian University organised the international conference ” Civil Society: education, values, communication styles”. The event was devoted to the discussion about civil society creation and the philosophy of education. There were held various specialist lectures and reports” and posters” sessions.

The project result is the multimedia publication entitled “” Civil Society: education, values, communication styles” which you can find on: www. spoleczenstwoobywatelskie.edu.pl

The event was also set up with the cooperation of the association Business- Education-  “Pro Silesia” autonomy, Silesian Marshal’s Office and “WOM” (the regional institution for teachers’ improvement) in Katowice.


5th  International Speech Therapy Conference „Speech Therapy – theory and practice”

the application number: 897/P-DUN/2017

the grant’s source: Dissemination of Science, funds from the Minister of Science and Higher Education

implementation time: 16th-17th September 2017

The purpose of the conference is a scientific discussion on speech disorders and knowing of theoretical and practical speech therapy. We want to contemplate about theoretical basis of diagnosis and  therapy and review practical solutions used during the therapies. Recognizing the thesis that practice is an inspiration to researches we want to present new findings of speech therapists, linguists and doctors. We would also like to popularize variety practical solutions inspired by scientific theories and conceptions.


Kindergarten with a legend – a series of activities promoting reading and building identity communities

the application number: 07719/17

the grant’s source: The 2017 Reading Promotion Program co-financed from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

implementation time: April-November 2017

The purpose of the project is promoting of reading among youngest children (5-6 years old). Children from 10 kindergartens have taken part in creative workshops (about art and reading) under care of psychologists and academic workers of Silesian University. They created a legend about establishment of their kindergarten. During reading activities they got to know national legends (“Lech, Czech and Russ”, “The Well of Three Brothers”, “Wars and Sawa”). These stories were starting point of making a scheme of fiction about their kindergartens. On the next workshops children made illustrations referring to their legends. Participation in this project have stimulated the imagination of the children, allowed to develop new skills and strengthen the sense of community. At the end there was a mobile exhibition presented in all of the kindergartens that took part in the project.

  


School not only for Einstein (partnership)

the application number: RPSL.11.01.04-24-006B/15-00

the grant’s source: project financed under the Regional Operational Program of the Silesian Voivodeship for 2014/2020

implementation time: January-December 2017

As a part of extra classes of foreign languages, mathematics and biological subjects, students of junior high schools could learn and develop passions. Classes allowed also to equal chances of students with educational and adaptive problems. Participants had an ability to have an individual consultations with psychologists.


Participation in democration

the application number: 2015-3-PL01-KA347-022830

the grant’s source:: Erasmus Plus Program. Action 3

implementation time: May-October 2016

Project is an answer to a problem of a lack of the youth’s knowledge about the wide range of capabilities of their participation in political life. We want to learn about participatory budget by debate and meetings with makers and experts. The aim is to enlarge the youth’s participation and sense of agency. These meetings also have to lead to an improvement of teenagers’ with “less chances” situation. Propositions given might be valuable information for makers about direction of development of an urban policy. The main plot is a simulation of participatory budget – a game where teenagers would be able to gain knowledge about managing the budget, creating teams and self-presentation.  Predicted results are: gaining knowledge about the budget, submitting applications, learning the possibilities, but also the limitations of cooperation with public institutions. Participants will also learn how important teamwork is to achieve the goal. All activities will be conducted on principles consistent with the principles of structured dialogue. The results will also include: increasing the knowledge of the participants, both young people and teachers of schools who will share knowledge acquired with other students. The project will also result in the representatives of City Offices meeting the expectations and ideas of young people, some projects written by young people can be implemented. It is essential that officials have the opportunity to learn the opinion of the young generation, which will soon be actively involved in political life.


More than a painting – feel the painting with all your senses

the application number: 72407/15

the grant’s source: 2016 Accessible Culture program co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

implementation time: June – December 2016

The aim of the project is to facilitate access to cultural goods of the inhabitants of areas remote from cultural centres thanks to the organization of a mobile exhibition of Polish paintings, the exhibition was presented in two cultural centres. The element of the task was also the website, on which artworks inspired by the exhibition and multi-sensory art experience were placed. The website is also a place where reports from vernissages and polisensory museum lessons were published.


International Speech Therapy Conference „Speech Fluency Disorders”. 2nd Edition

the application number: 940/P-DUN/2016

the grant’s source: the Minister of Science and Higher Education for dissemination activities

implementation time: August 2016

The conference were a two-days event which started with a translated at the same time lectures of special guests (from Poland, Great Britain, United States and Israel). In the afternoon every participant could take part in section meetings (translated at the same time or consecutively). There were also poster sessions, seminary sessions and workshops that allowed speech therapists to develop their qualifications by participating in workshops led by best specialists.

http://www.konferencja-zpm.edu.pl/pl/


Bravo Polish! – educational and cultural  TV audition

the application number: 5723/16

the grant’s source: resources of the National Centre of Culture as part of the program “Native – add to favourites”

implementation time: February-November 2016

The main project aim is the increase of language competences and the improvement of Polish users communication skills by producing and broadcasting 20 episodes of a short educational- cultural programme. The other goal is the creation of tolerance and openness by encouraging  foreigners to spread the knowledge about our language. You can also watch them on our YouTube channel.


E-learning in a new form (partnership)

the application number: UDA-POKL.09.01.02-24-108/14-00

the grant’s source: as part of the competition for Sub-measure 9.1.2 of the Human Capital Operational Program in the Silesian Voivodeship

implementation time: February-October 2015

The aim of the project is strengthening the potential of young people by conducting 966 hours of classes with students of two teams of secondary schools from Ruda Śląska. Fighting with stress, dyslexia, Polish language, education for security, decoration, advertising, creative thinking and photography as part of a project co-financed by the European Social Fund called “E-learning in a new form”. The recipients of the task were students of the Secondary School No. 1 and the Secondary School Complex No. 2 in Ruda Śląska.


Dare to act – the city (in the hands) of the inhabitants

intake number: 4/2015

funding source: Civic Initiatives Fund – Śląskie Lokalnie (2015)

implementation time: June-October 2015

The direct recipients of the project were the Foundation’s members and volunteers cooperating with us who can actively work for the benefit of the local community. The planned activities directly influenced the strengthening of the Foundation’s potential – the scope of the Foundation’s influence was increased and a space was created (equipped office) for contact with the residents of Chorzów and for activities promoting civic activity. Indirect recipients of the project were also residents of 7 districts of the city of Chorzów, who could use the help and support for writing applications and other letters addressed to municipal institutions.


City game: “150 secrets of Nikiszowiec”

the grant’s source:: a small grant from the Katowice City Hall

implementation time: May-August 2015

“150 secrets of Nikiszowiec” is an artistic event in the form of a city game, which, by the use of urban space, was supposed to promote the discovery of the region’s heritage and the local cultural tradition. Nikiszowiec is one of the most popular and the most beautiful districts of Katowice. Its unusual topography makes a perfect space to lead a city game. Each game allowed the participants to get to know the region’s history, social and cultural traditions, the dialect and Silesian cuisine. This game has shown that tradition is a precious element of our lives and nobody should be ashamed of it as it shapes who we are. “Fairytale-like Silesia”, “Silesian players” and “Historical Nikisz” are themes of the executed events. Each city game was based on the same scheme, but with an individual scenario. Groups of ten with guardians had gotten a map of Nikiszowiec with places they had to visit. In each place there was a fact about Nikiszowiec and a secret envelope with riddles inside (there were 50 riddles for each game in a cycle consisted of 150 secrets of Nikiszowiec for the 150th Katowice’s anniversary). In every point there were also instructions were to go next. Of the 15 points, five were provided by volunteers, while in three strategic places local folk artists: Ewelina Soska, Grzegorz Chudy and Marek Szołtysek who gave short lectures promoting exploring of the local heritage and local cultural tradition. The penultimate game’s point was always Centrum Zimbardo or a catechetical room where children watched a fragment of “Mówię i Godom”, “Made in Silesia” and “Hand cooking” programs. That last one was about a Silesian cuisine which children could have tased in the last place – Social Cooperative Rybka, which prepared treats for children.


The participative budget in Chorzów

the grant’s source: small grant of the Chorzów Town Hall

The main aim of the project is spreading the knowledge about the civil budget. The taken actions resulted in public services satisfaction and inhabitants and their organizations are now able to join actively in solving the local problems.

From the civil budge we held the meeting and the workshop for the inhabitants, organized some campaigns in local medias and directly straight to the residents.

The aim was to encourage the citizens to join the process of co-creation of local politics.

There was also regular support for residents who wanted to participate in the budget making; there was an info centre, where everyone could get some information about the civil budget or get some advice how to fill in the application form.


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