Dissemination Meeting Grants

Summary

Dissemination Meetings are high profile events or conferences not organized by the COST Action. Action MC Members or their substitutes from COST or Cooperation participant countries shall attend these meetings for the purpose of disseminating the Action’s achievements. In CA18123, participation in Disseminations Meetings is proposed in the form of Dissemination Meetings Grants (DMG).

The COST Action CA18123 has five working groups. Conferences for which the grant is provided can contribute to the specific related tasks of the working groups, particularly tasks related to WG 2, 3, and 4. 

Potential applicants that are interested to submit an application should read the Dissemination Meetings Grants guidelines for more details about eligibility, criteria for evaluation, financial support, criteria for reimbursement and how to apply.

Information for Dissemination Meetings Grants guidelines:

PDF icon  CA18123 Dissemination Grants Guidelines

Further details can be consulted at the COST Vademecum:
https://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-and-guidelines/

Contacts

Dissemination Meetings Grants Coordinator: Zane Linde-Ozona (zane.linde-ozola@lu.lv

CALL

The COST Action CA18123 launches its first call for Dissemination Meetings Grants (DMG). Dissemination Meetings Grants are funded as part of the Action CA 18123. The research network itself is funded by COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

The COST Action CA18123 has five working groups. Conferences for which the grant is provided can contribute to the specific related tasks of the working groups, particularly tasks related to WG 2, 3, and 4.

The Congress approved by the Management Committee to be fundable by Dissemination Meetings Grants for the 2nd Period is the 8th International Congress of Educational Sciences and Development: https://en.educationcongress8.com/presentacion-de-trabajos

This call will fund up to two Grants up to EUR 1500 in the format of presentations within a joint symposium.

Potential applicants that are interested to submit an application should read the Dissemination Meetings Grants guidelines for more details about eligibility, criteria for evaluation, financial support, criteria for reimbursement and how to apply:

 PDF icon  CA18123 Dissemination Grants Guidelines

Deadlines

During the 2nd Grant Period, the deadlines will apply as following:

  • Application period: 1st - 30th September 2020
  • Evaluation 5th - 11th October 2020

Documents for interested applicants:

File DMG template for the Proposal
File DMG template for the Scientific Report
File
 DMG template for the Website Summary

Content analysis on professional skills in family support work based on international organizations’ webpage resources

Name and surname: Mariana Buciuceanu-Vrabie

Home institution: National Institute for Economic Research, Republic of Moldova

Field of research interest: Sociology of population and demography: social services for vulnerable groups (children, elderly), reconciliation of professional and parental roles, the competitiveness of human capital, labour force, demographical security, active ageing, youth policies


Name of the conference/congress: 8th International Congress of Educational Sciences and Development. Symposium: Evidence-informed family education and support in contemporary Europe. Contributions from the European Family Support Network.

Organizers: Universidad de Granada, Universidade Vigo, Universidade do Minho, U. Porto

Website: https://www.internationaleducationcongress.com/

A quote: The Congress was organized at a high level. The informative support during the conference focused on important multidisciplinary issues.


The presentation: In the context of rapid socio-demographic and economic changes families need to be supported multidimensional. Quality services and high professional skills during their life course are crucial. The presented study aims to identify the international organizations working in the field and describes and catalogues available evidence on basic professional competencies of family support workforces. In line with this general-purpose, websites of international organizations oriented on families with children and youth in various fields (psychology, social work, health, law etc.) were examined and analyzed using the content analysis method. Based on identification items as a level of organization, organization’s role, sector, target beneficiaries, three interconnected maps have been developed: the map of family/children support international organizations/agencies (46 organizations); the map related to family therapy, occupational therapy, family educators and family support paraprofessionals (12 organizations) and the map related to youth support work (30 organizations). An important component in the content analysis was the identification and overview of listed professional skills promoted by the organizations on their work on family support. The information gained from the content analyses of organizations’ websites highlighted some gaps related to acknowledgement and broad representation of skills used in family support work: most organizations do not present an available plain definition of competency/skills framework listed in general or in a separate document; limited evaluations of skills or references to a standard frame, rarely, some information is limited to the job description; multi-disciplinary approaches of the family support skills are not yet common practice. Implications of findings are discussed in the context of further research of family support, development of a network of organizations in the field, common and separate quality standards of well defined and widely represented professional skills, etc.

Quality Standards for Family Support Programs: A New Proposal

Name and surname: Metin Özdemir

Home institution: Örebro University

Field of research interest: Parent-focused preventive intervention. Program development and evaluation. Research design and advanced statistical methods.


Name of the conference/congress: 8th International Congress of Educational Sciences and Development

Organizers: Universidad de Granada, Universidade Vigo, Universidade do Minho, U. Porto

Website: https://www.internationaleducationcongress.com/


The presentation: One of the key goals of the European Family Support Network (EurofamNet) is to develop and disseminate a quality standards document. This document aims at identifying the basic characteristics to develop, implement, test, and disseminate high-quality family support programs in the European context. The current presentation focuses on the process of development and key aspects of the proposed EurofamNet Quality Standards Document. The development process of the EurofamNet Quality Standards Document started with an extensive review of the published quality standards documents and the scientific publications focusing on preventive interventions for families and children. The review of these documents focused on identifying the proposed standards for and the characteristics of high-quality programs. A thematic analysis revealed the importance of four phases in conceptualizing standards for family support programs. These are (1) program formulation, (2) program delivery, (3) program evaluation, and (4) dissemination. The EurofamNet Quality Standards Document proposes that the processes and the outcomes of these four phases of the intervention cycle are guided by five fundamental considerations. Actions that are taken and the outcomes of these actions in each of these four phases are (1) responsive, (2) feasible, (3) ethical, (4) reflective, and (5) sustainable.Overall, the EurofamNet Quality Standards Document aims at setting up a set of guiding principles for practitioners and researchers who work with family support programs that are accessible and in line with the latest advances in research and praxis.