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.

Project objectives

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.

The comprehensive training pack can be found here.

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.

Download Publication "Training and Practice in Person Centered Planning. A European Perspective

Project partnership

European Coordination

queraum. cultural- & social research, Austria

National Coordinators and Vocational Education and Training Organisations

Lebenshilfe Österreich, Austria
Fachschule für Sozialpädgogik Lensahn, Germany
Quip, Czech Republic

Transfer expert

Helen Sanderson Associates, United Kingdom

Blended learning

bidok, Austria

European Umbrella Organisation

Inclusion Europe, Brussels

Service Providers and Advisory Board

Balance, Austria
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"


Newsletter No 3, August 2011
Newsletter No 2, October 2010
Newsletter No 1, March 2010


flag-logoeac-LLP ENThe project received from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.

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