EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Our organization, Learning Center for youth (Cyprus) in partnership with Athme School (Estonia), , Narva-Jõesuu Linnavalitsus (Estonia), The municipality of Sežana (Slovenia) and Fundación Aspanias Burgos (Spain), prepared a project aimed at promoting the employment of young people with disabilities in local environments. In 2020, the project was submitted to the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 call, Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.
The project coordinator is a school for students with disabilities from Narva in Estonia. Project partners come from different backgrounds (school, association, youth organization and municipalities). It is a transnational project aimed at creating and spreading innovative practices and promoting cooperation, mutual learning and exchange of experience in the field of education and training.
The main project aim is to create an effective network of local cooperation and its detailed processes and procedures based on person-centred approach for ensuring employability of young people with mental disabilities.
The direct objectives are:
- Development of basic methodology for effective systems of local cooperation for increasing employability of young people’s with mental disabilities. The methodology includes description of person-centered approach implementation outside educational establishments, supportive documents and step-by-step recommendations for local networks (action maps, risk analysis, worksheets for person-centred planning, assessment tools, examples of best practices (at least two per country during the project time).
- Organisation of four joined-staff training sessions for the project partners’ team members.
- Translation of the project materials (basic methodology for effective systems of local cooperation for increasing employability of young people’s with mental disabilities) into national languages of the partnership for provision of their wider dissemination and usage.
- Carrying out at least four pilot trainings in each partner country for representatives of local stakeholders (members of cooperation networks).
Below you can find the final output of the project both in English and Greek language.