Project Name: Time@net

Duration: 30. 9. 2014 - 1. 10. 2016

Project partners:

Target group

Young people with intellectual disabilities and professionals.

Project Summary

Young people with intellectual disabilities are a target group with a high risk of social exclusion. This can be seen in the EU's basic documents and guidelines (European Union Recommendations on Disability, Education and Training 2020, ...). At the time of the project application, the consortium of partners recognised the latter obstacles and needs in integrating the target group, namely: the need for early inclusion of the target group and early treatment (at a young age), the need to cooperate with businesses from the start of the integration process onwards and the need for greater integration of key actors in addressing the target group. The project is based on a previous project led by the Italian Partner Organisation (D-Active Project, 510773-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP), which developed a handbook for professionals (to evaluate the competencies of the target group).

Project TIME@Net (transnational network to promote innovative models of education, learning and work-related involvement) aims to promote social and work inclusion, active citizenship and integration into lifelong learning for young people with intellectual disabilities by developing a new model and innovative practices, with a focus on connecting with businesses from the start of the integration process. At the same time, the project also aims to strengthen the competencies of professionals to successfully integrate the target group into training and work.

Key activities in the project:

  • national and EU level survey on the integration of young people with intellectual disabilities,
  • development of guidelines (including a strategic plan) for the implementation of the project and a model for the implementation of effective training of experts,
  • drawing up a manual and model for the development of training competencies and the involvement of professional staff, with a view to promoting and implementing effective mechanisms for the integration of that target group into society and work,
  • carrying out pilot training for professionals aimed at equipping professionals with the strategic competencies necessary for the effective and effective integration of young people with intellectual disabilities,
  • drawing up plans for the integration of persons with intellectual disabilities in close cooperation between educational organisations with the labour market,
  • create an EU platform for mutual exchange of information, innovation promotion and exchange of best practices in the field of the project.

Project results

In 2015, on the basis of previous national research and trans-national research, a consortium of partners developed guidelines for the implementation of the project's follow-up steps, including a protocol together with a strategic plan to achieve the next steps of the project and a model for implementing integration and work integration measures aimed at young people with intellectual disabilities. On this basis, in 2016 we developed a manual for the implementation of 30-hour international training for professionals, which took place in April 2016 in Slovenia (on our premises). In the last activity, each partner prepared an individual plan of inclusion of the target group, in which he included 10 persons and prepared a report on the work. The project was completed in September, with the final conference in Prato (Italy), which also actively involved us and partners from Slovenia (from the company Želva and VDC Draga).

Due to the project, we have teamed up with some new partners in the region and from other regions in Slovenia, and we have deepened cooperation with some local partners.

The results of the project are published on the www.timenet.eu.

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The project coordinator was

Tina Kržišnik (formerly Strnad)

05 907 57 18



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