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Disability and Active Citizenship
Start date: Nov 1, 2010,

the D-ACTIVE project aims at fostering active citizenship and learning among a particolar adult target group at high risk of emargination: persons with intellectual disability.The project partners (both institutional and private) have recognized the following problems concerning the target group:- difficulty in implementing activities aimed at developing key and specialistic competencies (according to reccomendations proposed by the European Council as in the Barcellona Conference 12/05/2009 ET 2020)- difficulty in providing european methods in order to foster the concrete development of essential competencies for becoming active citizens and finding better jobs.Starting from a tool used in clinical and social fields -the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, the so-called ICF (reccomended by OMS) and in order to address the needs explained above, the D-ACTIVE project aims at creating and experimenting multidimensional and integrated tools and applicative models in education.The main outputs are:-to create and experiment a handbook and a model course in order to train educationalists to implement actions aimed at developing active citizenship in people with intellectual disability -to create and experiment a handbook and a model course to be used by trained educationalist when dealing with people with intellectual disability-a permanent on line platform for acquiring tools, collecting and comparing data resulting from research.The envisaged impacts are:-realizing intervention models recognized and usable on an european scale-using the created models in educational work and in actions of programming, research, and comparing among different european countries.Concerning people with intellectual disability and their families:- improvement of the quality of life- development of opportunities for exercising their rights to active citizenship- fulfilment of the objectives set up by the European Council
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