Nr. 2021-1-LT01-KA220-ADU-000028299

Since the begging of November, 2021, Initiatives Network Associacion (Lithuania) together with partners from Slovakia (TENENET o.z.), Hungary (Nevelok Haza Egyesulet), Italy (Fondazione Luigi Clerici), Poland (Fundacja Sowelo) and Lithuania (Viešoji Įstaiga Valakupių Reabilitacijos Centras) has began to implement a project called „EMPOWERING ADULT EDUCATORS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY“ (ENPOWER).

The need for the proposed project is based on the principles of independent living philosophy, which aims to promote autonomy and someone’s full and effective participation in society despite disabilities – the consortium aims to achieve this goal by educating the people that provide consulting, education and employment services to people with disabilities.
According to the conducted needs analysis, despite the positive changes of social care provision systems implemented across EU over the recent years (such deinstitutionalization, promotion of equality and independent living), people with disabilities are still often facing socio-economic difficulties and exclusion. Clearly, there is a lack of open-access resources and adult education opportunities for skills improvement.

By exchanging ideas, know-how, experience and good practices, the project is aims to internationally develop and pilot a new non-formal innovative training system for improvement and extending the offer of high-quality learningand social integration opportunities for people with various disabilities.

During the project implementation period learning materials will be developed and trainings for adult educators working with people who have various disabilities will be carried out. This in turn will ensure that adult educators receive up-to-date knowledge and improve their skills in order to be able to properly respond to the needs of their clients and trainees in the modern environment.

Foreseen training program will contribute to strengthening of various basic skills, such as entrepreneurship, social skills, digital skills, media literacy, promotion of independent living, etc.

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