VET4ALL -project gathered good practices in Poland, Italy, Spain and Finland to develop vocational education for young people with special needs.

How to improve work of teachers and youth workers when it comes to vocational education of people with disability? How to create better VET project for people with special needs? How to help young people with disability to achieve excellence in vocational profession?  In VET4ALL-project the partners had a chance to visit various vocational centers, experts and companies who co-operate with people with special needs and to gather good practices in four countries. Project was co-funded by the European Union within Erasmus+ Programme.

The main objective of the project was to strengthen the sending, hosting and intermediary organizations in the implementation of vocational training activities involving students with disabilities from technical schools. This objective combined the requirements of the labor market (through the participation of host and intermediary organizations) with the opportunities of the vocational education sector (through the participation of technical schools). This goal was also part of creating new teaching methods and emphasizes the inclusion of people with disabilities. The partnership fulfilled this goal by implementing the 4 main results of the project:

Developing good practices of behavior involving people with disabilities in vocational education activities was carried out in technical schools. Results included, inter alia, areas: adaptation of professional laboratories, tools for teachers vocational subjects in the field of teaching people with disabilities, mechanisms of engaging people with disability in school activities, good examples for teachers to sensitize students to their needs people with disabilities, so that educated graduates can better fulfill their professional duties (e.g. sales technicians, IT specialists, etc.).

Development of good practices of behavior in the field of adapting the procedures used in mobility projects in terms of the participation of people with disabilities (including recruitment rules, recommendations integration trainings involving people with disabilities in a mobility group, support during preparation and mobility for people with disabilities, methods of evaluation and monitoring adapted to the specificity of disability, etc.).

Development of good practices of behavior in the field of adjusting activities was carried out in host organizations implementing international internships foreign, in the area of supporting participants with disabilities. Each of the results will be in the form of a separate report resulting from the selection of good practices developed by the partnership during desk research analyzes and international meetings. The results were taken into account the perspective of vocational education schools, host and intermediary organizations. This was done thanks to the appropriate composition of the partnership as well as direct visits to internship sites hosting students with disabilities during international meetings. This will enable the implementation of the assumptions of the cooperation between the business and education sectors. Developing good practices of accompanying persons during foreign professional mobility. This result included: procedures safety, principles of savoir vivre, the most common educational problems and countermeasures that should be done be used by accompanying when caring for groups with people with disabilities.


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Xamk READ: Promoting equal right in Vocational Education and Training 


The final report: 1_VET4ALL_Raport_EN.pdf

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Susan Eriksson

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Elisa Suominen

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1 January 2022 – 30 November 2023

Project partners

Lead partner: Dobre Kadry, Poland

Partners: Xamk, Juvenia, Finland; Asociacion Mundus, Spain; IFOM, Italy; ZSP, Poland

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing
Xamk Research Units: Juvenia