ENOTHE Occupation-based social transformation Project Group – Update

Exploring the theory and practice of working towards occupation-based social inclusion¬†is¬†a 2-years joint project of ENOTHE carried out by a group of occupational therapy researchers¬†and practitioners from Europe and Canada (see below by the photo for our full details). This¬†project is aiming to provide a sample of good practices (cases) showing contribution to a¬†social change and short ‚Äėstate of the art‚Äô overview from literature. As project group, we consider that the many challenges and transformations facing the world today, have major influence on daily occupations of people, require projects or services (initiatives) developed with the people affected, that aim not only for personal development but for wider social change.

As a project group, we consider that the many challenges and transformations facing the world today, have major influence on daily occupations of people, require projects or services (initiatives) developed with the people affected, that aim not only for personal development but for wider social change.

In the first year, we organised several workshops (prior OS conference in Hildesheim ‚Äď Germany; during 23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting in Zagreb ‚Äď Croatia) to network and connect people¬†interested to this topic. [ezcol_1half]Sandra Schiller, Claire Craig, Sarah Kantarzis, Barbara Piskur, Hanneke van Bruggen
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We also have been accepted with a poster presentation at WFOT Conference 2018 РCape Town, South Africa. Currently, we are interested in the contribution of occupation and occupational therapy to these processes and started with the first round of interviews with people that alter for the benefit of people’s everyday lives and contribute to occupational social transformation.

The project group aims to interview about 12 people who have a significant role in the project in which they are involved till June 2018. Furthermore, we have developed our Facebook page and welcome anybody interested in this area to contribute to the discussion and join the network of occupation-based social transformation.
Contact us for more information: Sarah Kantarzis (skanta58@gmail.com).

Authors: Sarah Kantarzis, Hanneke van Bruggen, Salvador Simo Algado, Sandra Schiller, Nicholas Pollard, Claire Craig, Debbie Rudman & Barbara Piskur.