Disability Projects


“Cognition & Inclusion” - Erasmus+ KA2 Call 2017

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"Cognition & Inclusion" addresses the adaptive and transversal skills necessary to become a successful participant in our society. Adults with a learning disability are often missing these skills as they are not part of the curriculum or training.

In general, for this target group, training is focusing on practical skills and not on (e.g.) problem solving skills. Programs for training transversal skills are not known or not implemented successfully, the latter because trainers or social workers involved often are not really convinced that adults with learning disabilities are able to learn these skills.

“C&I” wants to reflect on successfully implemented cognitive models, disseminate these approaches, and contribute to optimal conditions for successful training on the level of the professionals and of the organization that supports the adult.
The project objective - at the end - is to promote the quality of live, inclusion and job opportunities of the target group.

Intellectual outputs
A review of cognitive approaches and methodologies to improve 6 key transversal competences in our tar-get group: problem solving, self-regulation, self-direction, flexibility and creative thinking.
A tool to evaluate the mindset of the professionals on intelligence and cognition, inclusion, quality of life and employment of the target group.

A tool to evaluate the mindset of organizations as present in their policy and strategies to support the cognitive orientation of their professionals.
A tool to evaluate the learner’s mindset and to what degree the cognitive methodologies results in a ‘growth’ mindset.


Den achtkanter vzw, Kortrijk (B)

Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan Väst (SE)

Universidade de Evora (PT)

Asociacion Vale, Durcal (SP)

Institut Valencià d’Atenció Social –Sanitària IVASS, Valencia (SP)

Tampere University of Applied Scien-ces, Tampere (FI)

NARHU, Plovdiv (BG)

Irecoop Veneto, Padova (IT)

ENSA European Network of Social Authorities



“ABOVE” Abilities on the move - Erasmus+ KA2 Call- 2017

The ABOVE partnership aims to share ongoing good VET practices to support people with mental health disabilities into employment.  The practices will help to improve the professional ‘skills, and the socio- professional integration of the target group. This will lead to a better quality of life of this at risk group. 

Furthermore the project aims to collect different approaches of vocational methods  and to analyze them taking into consideration the needs of professional support. Field recommendations for public policy decision makers and  organizations dealing socio professional inclusion of people with mental health disabilities, VET structures (universities, schools) will be formulated. The “ABOVE” partnership aims to increase the sustainability of the project through training of actual and future professionals.


Conseil départemental du Val de Marne - France



Bubamara  Association of people with disabilities - Croatia



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Municipality of AGII-ANARGIRI-KAMATERO - Greece



Université Paris XII Val de Marne - France

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Veneto Lavoro - Italy



ENSA European Network of Social Authorities - Italy




TRADELOGO"Triade" Training for Inclusion of Ageing people with Disabilities through Exchange - Erasmus+ KA2 Call 2014


In an inclusive society, mainstream and community based services support all citizens, disabled or not. The transition toward an inclusive society forces service providers from different fields to collaborate and learn from each other. Services for the elderly, need to learn how to care for and support ageing people, also when they are disabled: staff needs to acquire new, additional skills related to the needs of the disabled.

At the same time, services for the disabled need to acquire skills in order to create opportunities for the disabled elderly to age at the place of their choice for as long as they wish and are able to. These services need to acquire new skills, related to ‘ageing’. Both fields can learn from each other; doing so they improve the level of key competences necessary for inclusive support. 

This project aims to evaluate actual practices, elaborated by the partner organizations, related to the support needs of the elderly and their Quality of Li-fe, the vocational needs of the staff in the context of the transition that is going on, the degree these practices enhance the professional attitudes and competences, and the degree they are part of an inclusive policy.

Evaluation of these “good practices” will result in recommendations for organizational HR-policy-makers and those who are responsable for VET and curriculum development. Focus is on formal as well as on informal care.

Core activities are international meetings and mee-tings of a local expert group established in each country. This local expert group elaborates the ‘lessons learned’ of the international meetings and formulates the recommendations. They ensure the national dissemination of the results, while the mee-tings of the ENSA network are the main vehicule for dissemination on the European level.


To download
Triade thematic report
Triade thematic report poster



"Friends Beyond Borders"

Funded by the Youth in Action Programme, has favoured international mobility of young people with disabilities by involving them in social inclusion actions, which have become a good practice.




"D-ACTIVE" Disability and Active Citizenship

Granted by the GRUNDTVIG program from 2010 to 2012. The objective of the project was fostering active citizenship and learning among adults with intellectual disability.

Starting from a tool used in clinical and social fields – the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - the so-called ICF (recommended by WHO) and in order to address the needs of the above mentioned target group, the D-ACTIVE project developed and experimented multidimensional and integrated education models.




"Design for all" Concevoir pour tous

Granted by the European program LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME Leonardo da Vinci in 2008. The objective of the project was accessibility for all in the city. The project was implemented thanks to a partnership of Val-de-Marne with the "Environment & Urban Development Council" (CAUE) and the « Urban Development Institute of Paris » (IUP – Créteil University).

The project has been developed in 3 steps, first a training course for students of the IUP, as well as for professionals of the area, was organized in 2008, then a study visit in Brussels and Sweden was held in 2009, last but not least a competition between students was organised.



"Self-Protection, Education &Choice through Interactive Learning" SPECIAL

Granted by the DAPHNE II programme in 2007. The objective was to prevent young women, in the 16-21 years of age with learning disabilities, from finding themselves in situations in which they risk exposure to violence and humiliating treatment by peers or other people.
The project developed a learning package and a teachers´ guide, as well as a website with the learning package and a resource bank; all in English, Italian and Swedish.



“WISE MOVE” Working in Supported Employment

Granted in 2006 by the Leonardo da Vinci programme for two years. The objective of the project was to increase the skills of informal job coachers in different European settings. Training materials and accreditation to informal job coachers were delivered.
Furthermore individually tailored programmes of counselling and guidance for job coachers were tested.