Familienwerkstatt Schwerin

„Familienwerkstatt Schwerin“ (family workshop Schwerin) is a joint project of RegioVision GmbH (project coordination) and Anker Sozialarbeit Gemeinnützige GmbH. The project is funded in the model program “Akti(F) – Active for families and their children” – within the framework of the European Social Fund financed by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for the period from March 2020 to December 2022.

The aim of the project is to improve the living situation and social participation of families and children and to counteract the threat of social exclusion and poverty. The participants will receive support in starting adequately remunerated employment and in finding available local and regional aid, including social benefits. In addition, the pilot projects aim to make a structural contribution to improving cooperation where people need it across legal divides.

The project is aimed at families with children under the age of 18 who receive in accordance with the Second or the Twelfth Book of the German Social Code (including supplementary benefits), parents who receive or are entitled to child supplements, single parents, the long-term unemployed and persons with disabilities.

Participants can test their practical skills in various fields, communicate with their children at work and create something together. We involve the families as active partners in our work and tap into existing skills and motivations currently not used due to various problems. The participants are supported in taking advantage of local or regional education and training opportunities to improve their professional skills.

Further information on the program is available on www.aktif.de and www.familienwerkstatt-schwerin.de.