City of Gothenburg

City of Gothenburg

Göteborgs Stad/ Socialförvaltningen Centrum

Skånegatan 9 A, 411 40 Göteborg, 402 25, Göteborg, Sweden - +46313650000

description of organisation

The Administration for Allocation of Social Welfare is a part of the municipality City of Gothenburg.The Administration for Allocation of Social Welfare offers the people of Gothenburg a wide and varied range of social services. We work with substance abuse, homelessness, vulnerable children and families, young people at risk, people with functional impairments, newly arrived refugees, social development and a great deal besides… We have five operating areas: Housing, Integration and Functional Support; Support for Families and Individuals; Social Development and S2020 – Socially Sustainable Development 2020. Support for Families and Individual´s unit Iter work mainly with youth with fewer opportunities (NEET). We have developed a method including international mobility/ EVS European Voluntary Service to support the target group and make them more employable or ready to go back to school and get on with their life and feel more included in society. The method includes a lot of support before, during and after the mobility and it also includes a large network with local social welfare, labour market, education sector, family for example. The target group involves wide spectra of participants with different backgrounds; it can be early school leavers, youngsters with a history of drug abuse, criminal activities, homelessness etc. We have had a really good outcome, with a difficult and complex target group.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
  • Other experience, infrastructure and resources:

    The Administration for Allocation of social welfare and its unit Iter works mainly with people with different special needs. The Administration has competence and practice in different areas linked to different abuse, criminality, mental illness, homelessness, refugees, social emergency service, social sustainable city etc. The Administration has over 1000 employees working in different ways with these questions and support staff working with finance/ HR etc.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Educational difficulties
Cultural differences

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC: 940907276 OID: E10177138
Last updated on 11/01/22

Organisation topics

Inclusion - equity

Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment