Throughout this week, the University of Castilla-La Mancha, on its campus in Cuenca, hosted the second international seminar of the European project Ka2 Eramus +, MOMU (Moving towards multiprofessional work). A total of 18 researchers from the universities of Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), University of Tartu (Estonia) and the University of Castilla-La Mancha have made progress in a project that runs until August 2018. Last Monday, October 3rd, Mª Ángeles Zurilla, Vice Chancellor of Culture, Sports and University Extension, welcomed all the participants, along with the Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Ángel Luis López, and the vice-dean of Social Work, Pilar Cañas.
The aim of the project, as Suvi Kivelä, MOMU general coordinator of the University of Turku, says: “is the acquisition of new skills to define and develop multiprofessional work between social work and art professionals, in order to find effective solutions to reduce the vulnerability of young people and increase their employability”.
In the five days that the seminar lasted, the researchers have advanced in the second stage of the project, which is the implementation of the training of trainers. This training will take place in the spring of 2017 in each of the four universities. After this training, which aims to prepare teachers in the area of social work and art to work in a multiprofessional (collaborative) way, will be launched the training aimed at students as future professionals and professionals who already develop their work in both areas.
Emilio José Gómez Ciriano, coordinator of the project at UCLM: “The final result of the entire process of research and exchange of multi-professional methodologies will be the development of didactic materials that serve as a manual for any teacher who wants to develop a collaborative work between Social work and any artistic area, from theater, dance, painting or media”.
Workshops, work and group dynamics to exchange experiences, in addition to recording several pieces of project dissemination have completed the week. Also researchers have been able to enjoy the city of Cuenca in a gastronomic and touristic way.