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Learning Environment for Disabled users
Start date: 01 Nov 2011,

At European level people with congenital or acquired disabilities have competences, knowledge and skills that are usually hardly integrated into labour markets and social contexts. The disabled people are the first expelled by the labour market and, at the same time, those experiencing the major difficulties in entering for the first time in the labour market. No access to labour market means no learning, education and training, thus the risks of being completely cut off the social and labour context becomes extremely high, even considering the high rate of inactivity and the low educational levels. The main project objective is to define a common learning approach based on transition enterprise for disabled users. The model is developed thanks to strong cooperation among partners and it embraces best practices from across Europe. Starting from the concept of “transition enterprise” the learning model aims at defining an alternative approach to let the disabled persons “learn in situation”. The training environment is created on purpose and lets the persons face an actual working situation, improving competences and knowledge even about social context. Transition enterprise allows people to have job opportunities, earn some money and develop skills. The mix of cooperative and personalized training also helps the development of personal autonomy. In order to make the learning model transferable, guidelines for trainers are arranged. The effectiveness of the learning model defined is tested and validated by target groups themselves. The project activities are strictly related to the participation of disabled people and trainers firstly and to the presence of a positive political and productive background able to go over any discrimination. The partnership lays the foundations for integrating the training/transition model into (re) integration courses dedicated to disabled people, including the predisposition of tools and environments for transitions enterprises.
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