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DIS-Employability

Supporting The Employability of Young Disabled people.

DIS-employability is a 24-month Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth Education involving several European entities working with disabled people. It aims at providing disabled peoplewith usefulemployability skills through thedevelopment of critical thinking for promotingtheir inclusion in the labour market. Critical thinking is considered animportant methodologyfor the development of employability skills. People with a high level of critical thinking and reasoning are likely to be innovative, bringing new ideas and creative solutions to even the most difficult business challenges. “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”recognizes the right to work and employment as a fundamental right. The project will address and overcome systemic barriers to participation in education and the labour market that concern disabled people. According to Eurostat data, in 2010 in Europe, approximately 100 million EU citizens live with a disability. Their well being is affected by various barriers, such asinaccessible physical environmentsand transportation, the unavailability of assistive devicesand technologies, non-adapted means of communication, gapsin service delivery, and discriminatory prejudice and stigma in society. Furthermore, the Report on Disability and Work, elaborated by the International Labor Organization on 2019, showed that lower employment and education levels cause that the poverty rate for those with disabilities is 70% higher than the average, while the unemployment rate of around 4 million people in the European Union who have Intellectual and relational Disabilities is more than twice as high asfor the general population Based on this context, there is a clear need totarget initiatives at these vulnerable people. Disabled people must overcome the barriers experienced as a result of the disability, and provide them with useful skills to tacklethe challenges faced in the labour market because of their situation.

Start: 01-11-2021  End: 01-11-2023

Project Reference: 2017-3-DE04-KA105-015935

EU Grant: 37.470EUR

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Action Type: Youth Mobility

Project Partners:

  1. Asociatia Babilon Travel Romania
  2. NGO NEST BERLIN EV Germany
  3. MINE VAGANTI NGO Italy
  4. EDUFORMA SRL Italy
  5. Innovation Frontiers IKE Greece

Project TOPICs:

Disabilities Youth employability

TARGET GROUPs

Youth workers who work in the field of Youth education incritical thinking.

Blended Mobility of Learners: disabled people aged 18+coming from disadvantaged urban and rural communities and Educators/Trainers providing or interested in providingsupport to their social inclusion

Indirect: Education institutions, NGOs, cultural businesses and associations, Artscentres/groups, Organizations of people with disabilities, Organizations/public agencies providing services for people with disabiities.

PROJECT’S OBJECTIVES

DIS-employability aims at providing people with disabilities useful employability skills through the development of critical thinking for promoting their inclusion in the labor market.

APPROACH / METHODOLOGY

[NFE methods, initiatives and actions…etc.]

Project ACTIVITIES

Employability Piloting