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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The TIME@Net project aims at promoting Social and Work Inclusion, Active Citizenship and participation to Learning among a target group at high risk of social exclusion: young people with intellectual disabilities.

The TIME@Net consortium includes both public and private institutions in the field of education, social, training, research and work inclusion areas with significant skills and experience and belonging to 8 EU countries where inclusion issues are relevant.

By the comparison carried out by partners in the frame of methodology and experiences occurred in previous projects, and taking in account EU guidelines and recommendations for education, follows the evidence of a cross-cutting difficulty at EU level in the field of training and work inclusion paths addressed to the mentioned target. The need for alternative models able to promote the disadvantaged persons participation to Learning, the quality in delivering the services through the updating of the competencies of the personnel dealing with this target, the involvement of enterprises at the beginning of the training and work inclusions pathways appear as key factors in promoting their social inclusion.

The project’s basic idea is that it is necessary to upset the processes for developing training and work inclusion paths addressed to young people with intellectual disabilities, by identifying and involving the employing companies since the beginning of the work inclusion pathways: that’s the main way the project is innovative.

The TIME@Net project is developed with a multidisciplinary approach that integrates the methodologies belonging to the following areas: scientific research and action research, social and educational sectors, job placement, education and training, marketing and business.

During the implementation phase, the project will organise five different main activities, interconnected and progressive, in order to develop at EU level a new model and innovative practices for the work inclusion for young people with intellectual disabilities.

The project implementation includes the organisation of a short training event for education and training staff directly involved in the work with young people with intellectual disabilities. The event will be a pilot training course aimed at provide the selected staff with the strategic competences necessary for planning effective and successfully work inclusion plans for young people with intellectual disabilities.

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Long-term benefits on the young people with intellectual disabilities: