During this conference in Lithuania with Jaunuolių Dienos Centras and colleagues, including partners from the Day Centres Without Walls project, we heard from the following projects:
- Solidarity Coffee - Challenges and Discoveries (Leva, Jaunuolių Cienos Centras, Lithuania)
- Inclusive Mobilities (Susana, Cooperativa Sociale Kara Bobowski, Italy)
- Anyone Can Work (Aurima, Jaunuolių Dienos Centras, Lithuania)
- Inclusive Employment for People with Special Needs (Alenka & Lucija, Slovenia)
- Values to the Action Scotland & People Focus Group, Doncaster & Citizen Network (Simon, Centre for Welfare Reform, Great Britain)
- Volunteering as a Tool for Inclusion (Regis, Les Papillons Blancs de Lille, France)
- Easy to Read - Everywhere (Social Enterprise Puzzle, Greece)
- I Choose to Work! (Sandra, Jaunuolių Dienos Centras, Lithuania)
- The Challenge of Achieving Work for All. A structured certification project for people with intellectual disabilities (Irene & Pavlos, Association of parents and friends of people with autism disorders of Rethymno, Crete)
- EPALE - a friendly learning space for adults (Lina, Jaunuolių Dienos Centras, Lithuania)
An introduction (in Lithuanian) to the Day Centres Without Walls project by Jaunuolių Cienos Centras:
Inclusion and Employment in Slovenia:
Solidarity Coffee - Challenges and Discoveries:
I Choose to Work - Sandra has intellectual disabilities and works in a hotel. Sandra thinks more people with intellectual disabilities should get the same chances as her:
Lina Trebienė of Jaunuolių Dienos Centras explores the role of the European e-learning platform for adult education professionals (EPALE):
This in person and online conference was hosted by Jaunuolių dienos centras and is part of the Day Centres Without Walls Project co-funded by Erasmus+ and IKY.
The conference was recorded on 17th September 2021.
Papillon Blanc Lille share how people with intellectual disabilities can be included in their communities through voluntary action.
The Association of Parents and Friends of people with Autism of Rethymno in Crete share their innovative work to support inclusion and employment.
Members of the People Focused Group (PFG) in Doncaster explain what peer support truly means.
Play Unified is a project to introduce inclusive practices into sports activities and link the Special Olympics movement to mainstream schools and sports.
Values Into Action Scotland have been leading innovation in supported employment for two decades.
Kara Bobowski is a social co-operative which works to include disabled people and other groups needing support in the life of the local community.
What is the mission of a social worker in this situation? Jaunuolių dienos centras (JDC) in Lithuania share inspiring their work in the first Day Centres Without Walls webinar.
This project is led by our Greek partner Puzzle SE and brings together organisations who are developing innovative forms of social support for people with intellectual disabilities.