University College South Denmark

University College South Denmark

The UC Syd project team for SEMPRE: Gundi Schrötter Johanssen and Annette Nielsen / © University College South Denmark

Who we are

University College South Denmark
We offer a wide range of higher education study programmes and courses at all levels, with an emphasis on first-cycle bachelor degrees in the field of Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences.
Geographically, UC South Denmark covers Southern Jutland and has more than 6,500 students and 700 members of staff.
Our study programmes take place at five regional locations: two main campuses in the towns of Esbjerg and Haderslev, and three smaller satellite campuses in Kolding, Aabenraa and Soenderborg. We see this regional dispersion as a source of strength.
Embracing diversity for mutual understanding and inspiration is one of our central values: the meeting of different cultures and professional traditions; cross-disciplinary and cross-professional courses; and an overall emphasis on internationalisation, research and innovation.

Why we are involved in SEMPRE

We have joined the SEMPRE project for several reasons. Being a regional center for knowledge and innovation in the professions with Social inclusion and exclusion as one of our core areas of focus we count diversity and empowerment as a very important part of this.
Thus we want to develop this in cooperation with international partners as to improve our experience and knowledge.
In cooperation with municipalities in the region, we want to develop empowerment as an approach to vulnerable people and to develop methods that may be used elsewhere.
We have chosen refugees as target group focusing different areas of their situation with a holistic and coherent approach. Refugees is very actual in Denmark at the moment, and we need to develop approaches and methods that to a greater extend make refugees more self-reliant
In addition to this we hope to develop well working and inspiring teaching programs for providers both in our own region and in partner regions as well

What will be the most important result of SEMPRE?

Empowerment is the chosen approach in the work with refugees in at least participating municipalities according to municipality visions and strategies.

Whom we are working with

We are working with refugees in different municipalities, among them the Municipality of Tønder.
University College South Denmark
University College Syddanmark (UC Syd)
Esbjerg, Denmark

Anette Nielsen
Gundi Schrötter Johanssen

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REGISTER NOW: SEMPRE Final Conference "Make Empowerment Happen! Changing Minds for Better Social Services" will take in Riga on 27 and 28 November 2018

Published: 2018-08-01
As the SEMPRE project is approaching the end of its lifetime, the project partners coordially invite you to Riga (Lativa) on 27-28 November 2018 to present the results of the project but also reflect on social innovation and empowerment in a wider context! Join our final conference "Make Empowerment Happen!  Changing Minds for Better Social Services".

SEMPRE Empowerment Trainings are being piloted – more to come in Fall/Winter 2018/19. Register now!

Published: 2018-08-01

As one of the main outputs of the SEMPRE project the Training Modules shall raise the competence of social service provider’s staff to cope with the challenges of empowerment and end-user involvement in their work. Thus, it is essential that these training modules will be developed, tested and evaluated in a real environment, before the final version is disseminated to the public. Sign up for further empowerment workshops taking place this year, for instance in Kiel (Germany). Register now!!!

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