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People-centred housing services for persons with psychosocial disabilities
Founded by Support-Girona from Spain in 2018, the Housing Commission supports people with psychosocial disabilities to access housing. A person-centred methodology ensures that they can decide for themselves where and how they want to live. By 2022 more than 50 people have found housing in this way.
Support Girona, Top House Housing Commission, Spain
Jobs in digital marketing and social media for people with physical disabilities
In 2021, Brand Solution from North Macedonia launched ‘Best Online Assistant’, an IT platform that offers courses in digital marketing and social media and places job seekers with disabilities in this field. By 2022, 40 people had attended courses, 10 companies were partners, and Brand Solution had expanded to Bulgaria.
Brand Solution LLC, Best Online Assistant, North Macedonia
Supporting smooth and inclusive transitions from preschool to primary school
For teachers SMILE offers capacity-building training on Inclusive Education and mentoring visits to assistance. Also the parents are supported to encourage them to actively participate in their children's education. Furthermore, the programme also promotes cooperation between teachers and parents.
Bridge of Hope, SMILE for Children, Armenia
Breaking down barriers to scientific knowledge
The project was launched when a group of geologists noticed the lack of knowledge about the earth sciences among society in general. According their motto, "science for everybody," they also began to promote activities for people with learning disabilities, first for Down syndrome students and later for blind and deaf/blind adults.
Science without Barriers Association, Spain
Using courts and litigation for the right to Inclusive Education
In1school addresses the right to Inclusive Education. Project members are collecting cases and data on educational exclusion and team up with lawyers to develop litigation strategies. They also communicate findings by media and support parents who are struggling to enrol or keep their children in regular education.
An inclusive post-secondary programme for students with intellectual disabilities
This eight-semester programme allows students with intellectual disabilities to create and study a personalized curriculum. Students of teacher training assist them and take on the role of tutors. The programme supports the preparation of students for the labour market, while the teacher trainees receive credits towards their studies.
Pedagogical College Salzburg, BLuE University Programme, Austria
Housing and person-centred support for persons with intellectual disabilities
Union SUMERO is supporting persons with intellectual disabilities to live together in shared accommodations of up to five residents. Assistants support them to carry out daily tasks, and thus enable them to stay in their local communities. Between 2011 and 2018, 80 users moved into 25 houses across the country.
Association Sumero, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Guidelines for accessible elections in Europe
The outcomes of the ADAP project include developing recommendations for accessible elections in Europe – in both regular and easy-to-read versions in 21 languages – covering legislation, accessible information, support for decision-making etc. as well as collection of good practices from 27 European countries (in 3 languages).
Inclusion Europe, France
Funding a national disability information centre
"Info-Handicap" is a national disability information and meeting centre, founded by 16 disability organizations. While the idea for such a centre came from the Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration, and for the Greater Region, which also financially supports it, Info-Handicap is under the full control of its disability member organizations.
Info-Handicap Luxembourg asbl., FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR A NATIONAL DISABILITY INFORMATION AND MEETING CENTER BETWEEN INFO- HANDICAP AND THE GOVERNMENT, Luxembourg
Personal development through employment
Samhall is a state-owned company assigned to provide Meaningful work that furthers the personal development of people with disabilities. In 2013, 20,000 people were employed in 250 localities throughout Sweden and a total of almost 25,000 had been able to take the next step to a job with another employer.
Samhall, Personal development through employment, Sweden