Femmes Tables and Men's Tables Main Study
On behalf of GFCH, the BFH evaluates the low-threshold educational program based on the peer approach, in which parents in stressful life situations participate. This is widespread in the German and French-speaking parts of Switzerland.
- Lead school School of Social Work
- Institute Institute for Childhood, Youth and Family
- Funding organisation Others
- Duration 01.11.2019 - 31.12.2022
- Project management Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini
- Head of project Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini
Prof. Dr. Rahel Müller de Menezes
Prof. Dr. Tobias Fritschi
- Keywords parent education, peer approach, informal education, social integration, low-threshold program, evaluation, gender, social isolation, mental health, nutrition, parenting, family
The program Femmes-Tables and Men-Tables is a low-threshold program of informal education, which offers discussion rounds on various topics in the areas of health, family, and integration for people in stressful life situations - especially for so-called vulnerable people in the migration or asylum and refugee sector. Through the peer approach, the program finds access to a large number of people who are often inaccessible or difficult to reach for other institutions and organizations or with formal educational offers. In 2019, 1740 women's rounds, 277 men's rounds, and 194 mixed-gender rounds were held. In total, nearly 13,000 people participated in the discussion rounds. The evaluation has the following goals: Assess the impact relevance of specific approaches and the effects of the program (summative evaluation); identify potential for optimization; develop recommendations for the further development of the program (formative evaluation).
Course of action
An impact model with questions guiding the research was developed for these goals and with a focus on three module topics. The project involves participants at three points in time, moderators, local staff and the administrative office.