It Takes a Village to Raise a Child | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

VRAC

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

City of Mechelen

Lead partner

address

France

Project budget

4 976 262

ERDF amount

2 985 757

ERDF rate

60%

Date de début

01/01/2019

Date de fin

30/09/2022

Common challenge

VRAC aims to reduce the risk of school delay and early school leaving for vulnerable children. As they cannot identify with the formal middle class education culture, vulnerable children and families lack a ‘sense of belonging’ in the education system. Parental involvement is low and education professionals do not have the skills nor tools to tackle these problems. If any, they perform stand-alone interventions aimed at particular aspects of children's lives.

Schools are traditionally perceived by society as the predominant actor in succesful school attainment. This results in a lack of institutional support for cross-sectoral cooperation. Previous efforts to cooperate include relocating leisure activities within a school environment and hosting separate projects by third sector organizations. But these initiatives are not interconnected, lack a pipeline approach and do not seem to have any durable effects. VRAC will develop a crosssectoral service that strengthens school attainment.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Karel de Grote Hogeschool

England

East Sussex Community Voice

France

AFEJI

France

Wattrelos Association of Community Centres

Belgium/Flanders

Samenlevingsopbouw vzw

England

MAP (Mancroft Advice Project)

Netherlands

Gemeente Leiden

Observers

Netherlands

Stad Rotterdam

Netherlands

University College Roosevelt

Netherlands

Archipel Scholen

Netherlands

Hogeschool Rotterdam

England

East Sussex County Council Children’s services

England

BWC (Brighton’s Women’s Centre)

England

Comic Relief

England

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust - National Health Service

England

Norfolk County Council

France

Union nationale de familles et amis de personnes malades et /ou handicapées psychiques

France

Centre de ressources sur le handicap psychique

Belgium/Flanders

Scholengemeenschap Katholiek Secundair Onderwijs regio Mechelen

Belgium/Flanders

SAM, steunpunt Mens en Samenleving

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse overheid, Departement Cultuur, Jeugd en Media

Belgium/Flanders

Kind en Gezin

Belgium/Flanders

Scholengroep 5 van het GO! Onderwijs

Belgium/Flanders

Lokaal Overlegplatform basisonderwijs + secundair onderwijs regio Mechelen