Here are two announcements from Dr. Lorenzo Lucarelli from Spain:
As president of the Spanish Association for the equine mediated education and activities, I have the honor to present you the new project Erasmus+ in which our organization is involved.
It is a call for papers addressed to all those organizations who work or wish to work with the animal mediation (specially horses mediation) in social education activities.
The coordinator of the project will be HRDF, the Hungarian federation of Riding for the disable, linked with the International Children Safety Service, ICSS. Other participants are France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, and possibly also Slovakia.
The goal of the project is to set up a students exchange network across Europe and worldwide, in the field of the animal mediated education and therapies, since we know that practicing with animals is very good for social education students for it enable them to communicate non verbally without any kind of violence. This skill is very important in Social education as well as in other fields.
We are looking not only for full partners participating in the project but also for silent partners who would be beneficiaries of the project and help us in the dissemination of results.
If you wish to receive more information about the project you may write an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com or you can write to the president of HRDF, Peter Edvi, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
Thank you very much for your kind attention, replies and comments
Dr. Lorenzo Lucarelli – AEDEQ – HETI – FITRAM – AIEJI
HETI world congress Taiwan 2015
as member of the International Executive Committee of HETI, the International Federation of the Horse in Education and Therapy, I will participate next year 2015 in the HETI world congress in Taiwan.
It is an honor for me to invite at the congress call for papers any organization or any educator who wish to present a speech or a poster or organize a workshop about animal mediation activities. You can find more information about this congress at the following link:
Dr. Lorenzo Lucarelli – AEDEQ – HETI – FITRAM – AIEJI
Ivana Rukavina who’s a student in Croatia has this request:
I am a MA student at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences in Zagreb(Croatia) looking for an internship opportunity related to my field of study which is Social Pedagogy.
Preferred placements would definitely be traineeships focusing on psychiatry and criminology because of my previous experience and my interest. However, all other suggestions and opportunities are very welcome !
Please do not hesitate to contact me for personal information.
November 11-13, 2014 Russian Academy of Education and Institute of Social Pedagogic will held in Moscow an international conference “Socio-Pedagogical Professional Education in the Global World: Contemporary Priorities “.
The main aims of this conference is to open a dialogue on problems of fundamental and applied science in the field of social-pedagogical education, to share and integrate the best practices of your country with international experience and to establish long-term partnership between scientists and academics of different countries.
The deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2014. The cost of publishing your abstract in an abstract book is $100. For all details of your visa, accommodation you can contact a chairman of the organizing committee Ruslan Rakhmatullin. His e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference site: http://www.isprao.ru/Konferenz/Moscow2014.swf
Phone: + 7 (495) 683-83-07
Postal address: 129626, Russia, Moscow, Pavel Korchagin St., 7A.
This is a request from Henriette Lauritzen from Denmark. She is educated as a social educator in 2002. Since she has been working in the field of psychiatri. She’s very interested in working in the same field in Ireland. Please write her if you can help her with a contact or maybe knowledge about psychiatri in Ireland. Her e-mail is email@example.com. Thanks a lot.
We are very sorry to inform you that Igor Lipsky passed away just before Christmas. He was buried from a military hospital in Moscow the 23rd of December 2013.
Igor Lipsky, Professor and Doctor in Social Pedagogy , had a special career. He was a scientist (with a military background as a colonel) and an excellent author of many important and well used books in Russia about the social pedagogical profession.
He was representing The Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues in the Board of AIEJI from 2009 to 2013. We are very sorry to have lost an important colleague.
A presentation of Igor Lipsky’s impressive career, and farewell words, are written in Russian by Tatjana Sapozhnikova, Director of staff training Institute, Moscow: памяти Липского И А
Lorenzo Lucarelli, living in Spain, has asked me to post this interesting letter:
Dear friends and colleagues of social pedagogy,
Equine mediated education and therapy are a set of activities aimed to give to the users some living experiences with horses (and/or other animals too) in the natural environment.
Equine mediated educators and therapists act together with their equine partners in order to improve certain aspects of life of people who may suffer either from a disability and/or from social exclusion.
With physically disable people the horse help extending the range of mobility of the pelvis, the spine, and the legs and arms. Improve breathing and all metabolic processes through walking exercises, improve communication and social skills, balance and strength. With psychically disable people the relation with horses helps in building, maintaining and/or recovering personal and social skills.
But where the equine mediated activities show their true potential is in social education and in social work. Equine mediated activities have proven to be highly effective in drug addictions rehabilitation, in helping the immigrants to get integrated in their new host societies, in giving a break, a breath to the people who is stressed by the city fast lifestyle, and in many other ways that it would be too hard to explain… in fact we are talking about experiences… about real living experiences with animals, trying to get along and to make them do what we would like them to do, but without using any kind of violence or constriction on them.
Since equine mediated education and therapies are so good for the mankind and for a peaceful relation of our society with nature, it is important that all the educators get aware of the fact that it is a need to protect the animals’ rights and to integrate them in our ordinary life.
We stride for a better future together with our friends the animals… would you help us?
Thank you very much.
more information about equine mediated education and therapies in the following webs:
In October we celebrated Social Educators Day all over the world. I’ve been asked why the second of October is our international day. The answer is that this day was free – in the meaning that a lot of days already were occupied in the international calendar. But in some countries the second of October has a special meaning connected to national history, I’ve been told.
As mentioned in the last Newsletter workplaces in different parts of Denmark were open to the public the second of October – to talk about the work of social educators and about vulnerable groups and their needs. Local politicians were invited – because in November we’ll have Local Election and we ask the politicians to focus on the working field of social educators. If you have tellings about activities in other places of the world please feel free to write.
Our international social educators day is October the second. Please sent a greeting to persons in your network to remind them, and our self, about the crucial job social educators are doing all around the world. You can sent greetings through this link http://day.sl.metimus.dk/card.aspx?l=en .
I wish all of you a happy Social Educators Day!
Benny Andersen (President of AIEJI)
Dear somebody with eventually knowledge of institutions in Berlin
One of our working places in Denmark is visiting Berlin in November 2014. The professionals would very much like to visit a working place in Berlin working with children and families with psychosocial difficulties. Please answer this if you have any knowledge about such an institution.
Thanks a lot.