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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Persons with disabilities

Arts and Disability Ireland and The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility are proud to announce a call for proposals for a unique European Summit titled From Access to Inclusion 2020 taking place from 11th -14th May in Dublin, Ireland.

ADI and The Kennedy Center are now accepting proposals for summit sessions. 


Summit Session Types 

DigiAdults (2019-1-PL1-KA204-065528) project intends to explore end evaluate the impact of the use of digital tools and the Internet in the of a variety of categories of learners at risk of social marginalisation, then drawing out implications offindings in terms of guidelines for trainers involved in formal, nonformal and informal education, and generating acollection of case studies and best practices, assembled on an online resource center.

AHEAD, an organisation that is focused on promoting full access and participation of students with disabilities in further, higher education and employment are hosting their annual international conference, 'Through the looking glass: Reflecting on Inclusion from the boardroom to the classroom' on the 26th and 27th March 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. 

A number of community and voluntary organisations have come together, with the support of the HSE Social Inclusion Services Cork, to create a new entity called Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA). CESCA works together to address issues of disadvantage in Cork City.

Applications are invited from groups / organisations seeking to promote social inclusion and social justice in Cork City. The key focus will be on collaborative work using once off funding which can be completed within a 12 month timeframe.

Safeguarding Ireland has urged the delivery of Adult Safeguarding Legislation to better protect vulnerable adults and reduce abuse.

In parallel, the organisation also called for the development of a Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding and an independent National Advocacy Service.

An Cosán VCC is currently accepting expressions of interest from learners for Certificate and Higher Certificate programmes for it to hold based on demand, and would be delighted if those working in adult learning would consider discussing this with any potential students they believe might be suitable and benefit from the course. Expressions of interest are being accepted via survey that can be found through the link here.

A very special place, full of tradition. which welcomes everyone, teaches how to make different jobs, while allowing people to learn the most difficult task: living and wellbeing. The full name is “Società Cooperativa Sociale S.r.l. Onlus La Bottega”

“La Bottega”, in Lissone has been created to promote the employment of disabled people, young and adult, in order to contribute to their education and, above all, their social inclusion after the secondary school.

Pencils in different colours demonstrating diversity and inclusion

INCLUVET – Europe United in Inclusive Work-Based-Learning for Students with Additional Learning Needs

Training and Guidelines for:

  • Teaching Staff
  • In-Company Mentors
  • Support Workers

To increase the opportunities for learners with additional learning needs by offering innovative Vocational Education & Training and the opportunity to carry out work internships in Europe.

Partners from Italy, France, Austria, Poland and Spain as well as North West Regional College from Northern Ireland have been co-operating to develop training materials and to champion a more appropriate approach to WBL for learners with Additional Learning Needs.

Stone gate with one open doorway and one closed in a park in Belfast

The Positive Action Employability Programme offers adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to secure paid permanent jobs within a range of posts across the Belfast Health Trust. Belfast Metropolitan College was pivotal in the delivery of this 14-week programme with the support of Belfast Health Trust staff. Throughout the programme the trainees underwent continual assessment and feedback supported by their Tutor, Patient & Client Support Services staff and their Employment Support Officers. As a result, nine trainees graduated from the programme and will now be offered paid employment from available posts within Patient & Client Support Services across the Trust.

24 October 2019
by Mary O'Connor
Pizza and cooking utensils on a black background

NOW Group is a social enterprise based in Belfast that works to support people with learning difficulties and autism by helping them secure jobs with a future. Responding to high demand for people within Northern Ireland’s booming hospitality sector, the organisation has launched two innovative academies. Running in Belfast and Omagh, the 12-week long programmes offer an accredited qualification alongside a 6-week work placement based in the industry. 

1 October 2019
by Colin Neilands

Ohjaamo guidance centres are low-threshold service points that form a new kind of multidisciplinary guidance service for young people under 30 years of age in Finland. The guidance centres support young people in life management skills and promote their engagement in training, education and working life by offering information, counselling and guidance services. 

24 September 2019
by Euroguidance Finland

The strategic partnership “Aufbau und Vernetzung von Stadtführungen in Gebärdensprache” [“Developing and Networking Guided Tours in Sign Language”] aims to allow deaf people to participate in cultural opportunities from which they are often excluded. Institutions from Germany, Austria, and Italy are working together in the project, which was launched in September 2017. The objective is to advance innovative developments in the field of adult learning and to discuss practical experience. At the same time, the project is the initiator of a European process.

19 August 2019
by Manfred Kasper

Fergus Timmons is the Training Manager at the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI). The job involves looking after the training needs of an organisation with almost 1,000 staff and volunteers. ASI also provides education and training opportunities for Irish carers looking after a loved one with dementia. ASI coordinated the successful Erasmus+ Adult Education KA2 project Home Based Care – Home Based Education. In this blog post, adapted from one originally written for Léargas, Ireland's National Agency for Erasmus+, he reflects on the project and the role of Erasmus+.

By implementing the project "Market of Entrepreneurship", the team of NGO association "Putevima preduzetništva" (The ways of entrepreneurship) has acquired skills that have increased association’s efficiency and promoted entrepreneurship in general public, as well as within marginalized groups in Serbia.

At least 1 in 8 students are neurodiverse (this includes conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD and Developmental Language Disorders) but not all students arrive at college with a diagnosis or have had previous support for a variety of reasons. This may include moving around the education system (Looked after Young People) and lower recognition of traits in females.

Using online robust tools for screening for neurodiversity and assessing studying skills at induction allows for practical and student-centred support for those who require it in a timely manner.

Interactive apps can also support the student when moving from college into work. The Do-IT Profiler accessible web-based system allows this to happen.

4 July 2019
Saturday 25 January 2020, Slovenia

Gradniki gibanja

Seminar je namenjen učenju Gradnikov gibanja - oblik gibanja, ki spodbujajo razvoj osnovnih gibalnih vzorcev, ki so temelj našega delovanja in podlaga vsakemu učenju in delovanju. Gradniki so lahko naša spodbuda v vseh življenjskih obdobjih, največkrat pa so uporabljeni pri spodbudi razvoja v zgodnjem obdobju, tudi pri otrocih s posebnimi potrebami, in ohranjanju ter spodbujanju delovanja v tretjem življenjskem obdobju.

Monday 25 November 2019, Hungary

Mérőeszközök az alapkészségek fejlesztéséhez

A Felnőtt Tanulás Hete keretében a Fővárosi Pedagógiai Szakszolgálat Továbbtanulási és Pályaválasztási Tanácsadó Tagintézménye és a Magyar Pedagógiai Társaság Felnőttképzési szakosztálya 2019. november 25-én, hétfőn 14.00 órakor

Mérőeszközök az alapkészségek fejlesztéséhez” címmel workshopot rendez, melynek helyszíne a Fővárosi Pedagógiai Szakszolgálat Továbbtanulási és Pályaválasztási Tanácsadója (1088 Budapest Vas u. 8. fszt. kiskonferencia terem).

Tuesday 21 January 2020, United Kingdom

Disability in the workplace – removing barriers to recruitment and progression, creating inclusive workplace cultures, and next steps for policy and organisational practice

The Westminster Business Forum will be holding the Disability in the Workplace seminar in London on Tuesday 21 January 2020. The main aims of the event are to discuss ways to remove barriers to recruitment and progression, create inclusive workplace cultures and to consider next steps for addressing related policy and organisational practice. Tickets are priced at £230+VAT.

Thursday 17 October 2019, Hungary


A „NEUROANDRAGÓGIA A KIREKESZTÉS ELLEN” című projektet a lengyelországi Społeczna Akademia Nauk (Társadalomtudományi Egyetem, Lodz) koordinálja, Ausztria, Csehország, Görögország, az Egyesült Királyság és Magyarország részvételével. A projekt célja, hogy alkalmazza a neurodidaktika felnőttoktatásra vonatkozó legújabb ismereteit a hátrányos helyzetű csoportok támogatására (ideértve a munkanélkülieket, az 50 év felettieket, a fogyatékosságot, a bevándorlókat, az alacsonyan képzett embereket, a fejletlenebb régiókból származókat, stb), hogy ösztönözzék őket az egész életen át tartó tanulás folyamatában.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 to Thursday 21 November 2019, Belgium

Quality Social Services: a Key to Implement the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights was “proclaimed” by all EU member states, the European Parliament and Commission in November 2017 and is considered a significant initiative in the social field at EU level; according to the European Commission, contributing to “Building a more inclusive and fairer European Union”. It contains “principles and rights essential for fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems in 21st century Europe”, and actions should be taken to implement it at national and EU level. Social Services Europe, in which EPR is an active member, developed the position paper ‘The Role of Social Services in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights’ in 2018. The paper highlights the importance of these services in achieving the principles in the pillar, and in addition stresses “The effectiveness of the principles described in the Pillar is conditional to the provision of quality services”. The event will take place in Brussels over one and a half days and will include plenary sessions with national and European experts, workshops addressing key issues for quality social service provision, an exchange of best practices and discussion of EU initiatives on quality in the sector.
Tuesday 5 November 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019, Belgium

Training on Employment and Job Coaching skills

Employment represents one of the fundamental elements to guarantee economic security, social inclusion, personal satisfaction and a good quality of life. However, job placement can be particularly difficult, especially for some disadvantaged groups, like people with disabilities. In recent years, Job Coaches tried to support their labour inclusion. However, skills required to Job Coaches are very complex and the effectiveness of their intervention difficult to guarantee. How can companies end employers be involved in the job placement process? How to involve peers? How can supported employment provide effective solutions? What tools are available to Job Coaches?
Wednesday 20 November 2019, Poland

Konferencja Nierówna edukacja. Forum wymiany myśli i doświadczeń


"Nasze forum jest otwarte dla osób zajmujących się teorią, badaniami i praktyką. Zapraszamy przedstawicieli nauk pedagogicznych, jak również innych dyscyplin: socjologii, psychologii, filozofii, kulturoznawstwa, historii, nauk prawnych. Zależy nam na obecności przedstawicielek i przedstawicieli szkół wszystkich szczebli i rodzajów, także instytucji kształcenia specjalnego, przedstawicieli przedszkoli i uniwersytetów trzeciego wieku.

Friday 18 October 2019, Bulgaria

Семинар „Дискриминация на работното място: как да въведем подходяща работна среда в практиката"

Имаме удоволствието да ви поканим на семинара „Дискриминация на работното място: Как да въведем подходяща работна среда в практиката“, който се организира от Европейската комисия на 18 октомври 2019 г.(петък), 8:30-12:30 ч., в х-л „ИнтерКонтинентал“.

Събитието ще събере представители на институциите и на отговорните компании, за да обсъдят дългосрочни политики и конкретни стъпки, които осигуряват подходяща работна среда за хората с увреждания.

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders affecting around 1% of the population worldwide. The report 'Epilepsy Priorities in Europe' (2013) reports that 50% of the 6 million people with epilepsy in Europe are affected by stigma (


Urban gardens are expanding around the world to encourage local production and consumption, social inclusion, dialogue and the adoption of a sustainable way of life. Indeed, whatever its shape, its size, each of them seeks the achievement of common objectives: social, educational, ecological, aesthetic, fun. Thus, they implement participative practices in their design, management and mode of operation.

Manual for trainers to run a comprehensive training course to educate and empower Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D) individuals at school or in the workplace to prevent and tackle bullying, from the project "DisAbuse Disablist Bullying".


DESCRIPTION of the project

Despite the strong belief in sports programs as a setting in which socially vulnerable youth can develop life skills, no overview exists of life skill development in sports programs serving this youth group. Therefore, the present systematic review provides an overview of the evidence on life skill development in sports programs serving socially vulnerable youth and, insofar as it was investigated in the included studies, of the conditions conducive to life skill development in these sports programs.
Disabled people who are one of the disadvantaged groups of society want to live with society just like the people with normal living conditions. This research aims to provide the opportunity of employment and vocational rehabilitation to the disabled people experiencing social exclusion and thereby ensuring their integration with society.

This guide book is really needed in order to highlight the problems and situations of those disadvantaged people via forming a caring platform with the help of the project activities in the different partner societies and make them feel that they are not ALONE and LONELY! The project is also a way of cooperation among non-formal and European Commission: Lifelong Learning Programme GRUNDTVIG

The British Institute of Human Rights has released an online tool to provide information about human rights and enable the user to identify human rights violations when they occur. The tool is especially useful for those with mental health issues or limited mental capacity, as well as their families, carers and formal advocates.

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 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.