SEEN Project: overview
SEEN project (Skills Exchange Educators Network) will provide and evaluate shared internship work experiences as a means of empowerment and capacity building for educators, social workers, and peers involved in outreach projects in low-threshold centres specialized in harm and risk reduction for drug users, or providing support to sex workers, migrants, youth and marginalized people.
The public and private social and health services across Europe run outreach/low threshold programmes that complement traditional services. These programmes reverse the traditional relationship in which users formally request assistance, and are trying instead to reach the users where they are located.
Outreach/low threshold social workers can interpret the situations and needs of target users in close to real-time and provide relevant objective information as well as guidance on possible responses to problems for policy makers, which in turn means for the entire social service system.