Type of organisation (legal status, main areas and type of activity)
Escuela Adultos Fundación Casc Antic (EAFCA) is a charitable foundation, non-profit, non-political, non-religious non-governmental organisation. The main areas of the activities are the following:
The organisation is active in the "Ciutat Vella" District of Barcelona, which has a population of 21.000 citizens in the neighbourhood.
Size of organisation, in terms of the total number of personnel (use full-time equivalents)
The organisation has twelve Board members, one part-time paid director, two full-time social workers, and thirty volunteers. The equivalent of less then one full-time employee will be directly involved with the project.
Evidence of experience of the organisation of the women’s employment issues and experience in international co-operation
In 1989, the Casc Antic Neighbourhood Association created the School for Adult Students, for the needs of the inhabitants in the town (illiteracy, high rate of unemployment, high number of inhabitants with risk of social exclusion, high level of immigrants). In 1992, the Fundación Casc Antic, whose main mission is to fight against social exclusion and marginalisation, began to administratively manage it. Since then, the School for Adult Students has received small subventions from the Catalan administration. The organisation also provides these open services: various meetings, legal advice (general and specialised for immigrants), fighting for suitable housing. Of great importance are activities, which the organisation has started to recently manage, for women with a high risk of exclusion in order to improve their social and labour situation. Participation in the project and dissemination of the project outcomes will help to improve the quality of these services. Approximately 200 clients per one week can use the services of the whole centre. Users are local neighbours, especially women who are unemployed or have an unsuitable work situation, immigrants (especially from Africa), and any neighbour wishing to perform any activity in our center.