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Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture,


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Regione Toscana - Settore Formazione e Orientamento – Italia


EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 10 000 social service providers and their umbrella associations. There are over 60 million persons with a disability throughout Europe. The main objective of EASPD is to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high quality service systems, based on the principles of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Main topic of its policy and advocacy work, as well all initiatives- conferences, seminars, international projects, is the realisation of full inclusion of persons with a disability in society through processes of Deinstitutionalisation, development of community-based support models, the promotion of inclusive education and employment on the open labour market. The correct implementation of the UNCRPD is the core of EASPD’s work.

EASPD strives to deliver high-quality services promoting the full participation and inclusion of all disabled persons in society. It believes that quality support services play a key role in enabling people to enjoy their human rights on an equal basis, beyond disability or any other factor. It is precisely this belief that guides the work in Brussels, Strasbourg and throughout Europe.

EASPD is committed to operating on the principles of openness, participation, accountability, effectiveness, and coherence. As such, the work is guided by the following:

  • User participation in the development and delivery of services
  • The implementation of good governance principles
  • A focus on the Accessibility, Availability, Affordability and Adaptability of services

EASPD wants a Social Europe for all –including people with disabilities- that provides guaranteed universal access to high-quality services for those in need.
As such, it works towards ensuring:

  • The full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • The provision of high quality, user-centred services run in an accountable, efficient and effective way
  • Fair working conditions and lifelong learning opportunities for staff employed in services.

Contacts: Sonia Staskowiak
Address: Oudergemselaan 63, BE-1040 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 282 46 17
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The Centre for Vocational Education and Research at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania) is involved in research and study projects of the vocational education systems and their changes. It executes the research related to VET policies, qualifications, competences, qualifications frameworks and systems on the national and European levels.

The main goal of the Centre for Vocational Education and Research in participating in the project “EQF meets ECVET“ is to contribute to the development of methodical approaches and know-how in design and implementation of qualifications referenced to the EQF levels 1 and 2, as well as to gain new know-how and experience in this field from the cooperation with the project partners.

Contacts: Vidmantas Tūtlys
Address: K. Donelaičio 52, 401, LT-44244 Kaunas
Tel.: +370 37 327827
Fax: +370 37 327823
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The Chiemgau-Lebenshilfe-Werkstätten arose after parents of children with impairment founded the Lebenshilfe Verein Traunstein. What began in 1972 as a shelter workshop developed in the run of the years into a stronghold within the working world for individuals with a mental or psychological deficiency. These persons were thus offered various opportunities to participate in a working environment within the workshop or in enterprises in the general workforce.

Not only did the number of persons engaged in the workshops increase with time, but so did the educational requirements that invariably arise in workshops for challenged individuals. From their initially purely protective character in the early seventies the Chiemgau-Lebenshilfe-Werkstätten evolved more and more into an institution for personal advancement and education.

In the interests of its clients the Chiemgau-Lebenshilfe-Werkstätten has always incorporated current developments to a high standard. This spreads from the adoption of educational concepts, the founding of an independent department for vocational training, certification of the workshops as an educational institution, the establishment of an integration service, the integration of workshop charges accompanied by job coaches into the general workforce, right up to the realization of their own personal budgets.

Now it is time for the Chiemgau-Lebenshilfe-Werkstätten to take yet another step, to provide an active contribution toward national and European recognition of vocational certifications for cognitively challenged persons. To this end the Chiemgau-Lebenshilfe-Werkstätten will bring its experience in training persons into the project EQF meets ECVET and support its partners as optimally as possible in attaining this aim.

Contacts: Marlies Krumböhmer
Address: Bodelschwinghstrasse 2, 83301 Traunreut, Germany
Phone: +49 172-698 3001
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FormAzione Co&so Network, funded in 2001, is a Consortium of 10 Social Cooperatives located in the Province of Florence and working on Public Procurement of Public Institution such as Municipality or Province, they manage social services on their behalf.
The personnel of FCN is made up of 10 employees but all together the people working in the Associated Cooperatives are around 700.

FCN supports the job insertion of disabled people in companies in agreement with the Province of Florence that is responsible according to the Italian Regulations to promote the Employment Services.

We have developed in the last 4 years a strong partnership with the 5 Public Vocational Schools of Florence and have a longstanding experience in EU projects and relevant competences in the implementation of the ECVET system. FCN has been evaluator and leading partner in EU projects in the last 5 years in addition is Quality Certified ISO 9001:2008 and accredited as a training provider at the Tuscany region.

Contact: Patrizia Giorio
Address: Via Val di Pesa 4 – 50127 Firenze, Italia
Tel.: +39 055 4476026
Fax: +39 431902
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