Project duration: October 2009 - September 2011
The project “New Paths to Inclusion” focused on the transfer of the evidence based and innovative concept of Person Centred Planning (PCP) and Practice from the United Kingdom and adapted it into new vocational education qualification format for the rest of Europe. Main aim was to advance inclusion in all aspects of society for people with intellectual disabilities in the participating countries.
The project “New Paths to Inclusion” aimed to transfer new developments and experiences in Person Centred Planning (PCP) and Practice from the United Kingdom to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) and service provider systems in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Luxembourg.
The project objectives further included:
- Building upon and integrating the experiences on Person Centred Planning made in the participating countries
- Promoting a European Exchange of Experiences to develop joined European quality criteria
- Equipping staff members and organisations in the field with needed skills and methods to provide services fitting to the needs of the paradigmatic change to inclusion and self-determination.
- Promoting a broad European Involvement and Dissemination of this topic.
The project developed an inclusive training curriculum in Person Centred Planning and Practice which was successfully tested in the participating countries.
Experiences from the New Paths to Inclusion Project have been compiled into a final publication edited by Julie Lunt and Prof. Andreas Hinz. The publication shares the learning from the two year project involving six European countries, transferring the skills and knowledge in Person Centred Practice developed in the UK.
queraum. cultural- & social research, Austria
National Coordinators and Vocational Education and Training Organisations
Lebenshilfe Österreich, Austria
Fachschule für Sozialpädgogik Lensahn, Germany
Quip, Czech Republic
Helen Sanderson Associates, United Kingdom
European Umbrella Organisation
Inclusion Europe, Brussels
Service Providers and Advisory Board
Ostholsteiner Behindertenhilfe, Germany
Rhythmus, Czech Republic
Lebenshilfe Südtirol, Italy
Fondation A.P.E.M.H., Luxembourg
Social Work Advisory Board, Slovakia
Scientific partner and Evaluation
University Halle, Germany
New Paths to Inclusion – Project Leaflet
New Paths to Inclusion - Project Information
Short description of the project "New Paths to Inclusion"
The project received from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.