Within the focus area «Growing up and Education», the Institute of Social Work and Social Spaces at the OST - Ostschweizer Fachhochschule looks into the social framework conditions and the various ways of life when children and young people are growing up. We develop possible solutions together with you on the basis of the findings.

Children and young people grow up under complex social conditions and diverse living conditions. They experience the world from their own perspective, develop individual behavioural patterns and thereby also influence their environment.

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We focus on this interaction when children and young people are growing up. The findings are then used as a basis for developing our solutions in various forms of collaboration.

The target groups are actors from

  • politics
  • public administration
  • social-work practice
  • supplementary family support services