Title LABOr : European Knowledge Centre on Vocational Training and Employment for People with Learning Disabilities
Project Number EUR/01/C/F/RF-84801
Project Type Reference Material, Studies, Analysis (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The LABOr project aims at gathering information on vocational training systems and employment improving measures for people with learning disabilit...
The LABOr project aims at gathering information on vocational training systems and employment improving measures for people with learning disabilities and at enhancing the flow of information on this issue in the EU Member States, and beyond.
The research work on collecting knowledge and best practice consists of desktop research, field work and consultations with the various stakeholders, i.e. all those having an influence on the integration process of people with learning disabilities into employment: people with learning disabilities and their organisations, policy makers at different levels, training providers, service providers and employers.
After gathering the knowledge, advisory and awareness raising actions will be undertaken with the authorities at various levels on the employability of people with learning disabilities. Service and training providers will be supported in fine-tuning their vocational training programs for the target group.
The collected information will be gathered in a Knowledge Centre, which should become a dissemination tool for information on vocational training and employment measures for people with learning disabilities. This Knowledge Centre will consist of a website, a database and a customer helpdesk. The information offered should be easily accessible, constantly updated and contain scientific sound and clear elements to raise the awareness of policy makers.
In the long run, the LABOr project wants to raise the employability of disabled persons: the knowledge gathered should allow to promote new and/or additional measures and to adjust existing training and employment schemes for people with learning disabilities.
Access for disadvantaged
Sectors Other Service Activities