May 6, 2014
IASE are delighted to partner the EUSET Diversity Project, the project will see the supported employment model put to works to assist marginalised groups such as ex-offenders, early school leavers and individuals in recovery from substance abuse. This is a follow on to the Supported Employment Toolkit developed in EUSE in 2007.
The project commenced on October 1, 2012 and continues until September 30, 2014 and has set a number of goals to achieve as follows:-
- To conduct a Needs Analysis in each of the partner states regarding the economic exclusion of specific disadvantaged groups (i.e. ex-offenders, young people not in education, employment and training and people recovering from substance abuse)
- To review the EUSE Supported Employment Toolkit ensuring its applicability to specific disadvantaged groups
- To customise the EUSE Supported Employment Toolkit to meets the needs of the specific disadvantaged groups for the 4 cluster groups
- To test the Supported Employment Toolkit to at least 48 organisations interested in or delivering Supported Employment
- To translate the Supported Employment Toolkit in to partners languages (9 languages)
- To deliver capacity building training to all partners to deliver training on the toolkit to 24 organisations
- To agree minimum standards for the delivery of the training
- To conduct an external and internal evaluation of the project
- To agree a sustainability strategy for the project
Organisations consulted in Ireland include IASIO, LES Networks (Mayo), EmployAbility Mayo and St John of God STEP Services.
EUSET Diversity Project is a Leonardo Partnership Project.
The project partners are: Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment (lead partner); Dachverband berufliche Integration Österreich, Austria; Rytmus, Czech Republic; Kiipulan, Finland; Theotokos Foundation, Greece; Irish Association of Supported Employment, Ireland; Skinner Cooperativa Sociale, Italy; Associacao Portuguesa de Emprego Apoiado, Portugal; Asociacion Espanola de Empleo con Apoyo, Spain; Activa, Sweden; Supported Employment Schweiz, Switzerland; Status Employment, UK.
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