The project partners will transfer know-how and best practice on employment initiatives for young adults with a disability across European countries. They will develop and improve the framework of knowledge and actively promote successful measures for young adults with a dis- ability to increase their access to the open labour market. A guide on best practice in employing young adults with a disability will be developed, as well as national networks. By involving the young adults in supported employment programmes, volunteering, educational activities and organising meetings between the participants and employers, they will be able to develop their personal and professional skills to get suitable jobs. By training employers and specialists in employment, they will be able to better understand the needs of the disabled. By elaborating and delivering a training package for family members of young adults with a disability, they will be able to better support the young adults’ efforts to access the open labour market.

Target groups:

  • Young adults with a disability, age 15- 29, and their family members
  • Employers, specialists, public and private organisations involved in delivery of employment services

Project Partners:

CountryProject partner statusInstitutionType of institutionCity
RomaniaLead partnerHealth Action Overseas FoundationNGOBucharest
LithuaniaBeneficiary partnerValakupiai Rehabilitation CentrePublicVilnius
PortugalBeneficiary partnerConsultis – Business Consulting Ltd.PrivateVila Nova de Gaia
United KingdomExpertise partnerStatus EmploymentNGOCroydon

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