ESAC - Community Action Support Team
The Community Action Support Team is a multidisciplinary professional's team from Fundació Projecte i Vida provides to the townships and entities in exchange of developing all programs that the community or township around the Territory have. The socio-educational work that is driven, is definitely a communitarian action work with a lace of different collectives and the improvement of citizens' living conditions as a main goal.
What is the communitarian work?
COMMUNITARIAN ACTION METHODOLOGY
The Communitarian Intervention is that methodology. It’s included investigation-action as a base of first development, the citizens participation as a primordial developmental technique and the social improvement as a priority aim, from innovation and multidisciplinary creativity. The participation, transversal work and restorative practices are fundamental areas for this intervention methodology. The communitarian work care about the whole community members, its’ elected representants, its’ technical workers and the citizens, to keep working on a collective construction work, always from the respect to the whole process that it was developing by the community from the past time and that will keep going after the Communitarian Action Support team work.
It is necessary to keep in mind methodologies and techniques development through communitarian work are at each Territory and specific community needs service.
THE COMMUNITARIAN PROJECT PHASES
The diagnosis does not exclude shock plans or an emergency intervention that can be detected at a first approach, and the team has the mechanisms to be able to perform them.
Finally, the diagnosis will always be mediator and repairer for its participants, and this is the principal function at the first phase of the socio-educational intervention.
Once the diagnosis is finished, we begin the Participative Planification phase of the Social and Civic Action Project. At this phase, origin of shared knowledge gain through the return diagnosis, the community will be able to define together which ones are the necessary and prior work lines. This is the building phase of the project, a dream... It’s necessary but must be realistic and assess what applicability of all proposals, project and actions that can be derived and see the economic and technical feasibility. The planning has to be ambitious without being deluded.
After the planning phase and diagnosis phase, the Coordinated and transversal implementation project phase come through, this phase of the Social and Civic Action Project is extremely complex because have everything written on paper is one thing but the social, technical and political reality need to restore, rehabilitate and reconfigure many of its functions, tasks and relations is a different matter. Materialize a project was always a hard to achieve. The community and ESAC are the guarantors of the work done in the previous phases.
Ramon Soler, 2 Entresol A, Edifici Girona