The European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 requires that appropriate attention have to be paid to persons with disabilities in bilateral agendas, as well as in development and emergency programs. A priority that is included in Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
“recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to education. With a view to realizing this right without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity, States Parties shall ensure an inclusive education system at all levels and lifelong learning”
The main objective of the PROFARM project is to experiment a model that can contribute to the well-being, professional/personal growth and the social integration of VET students with disabilities in the field of agricultural production. The final aim is to reshape horizontal integration through individuals with disabilities, their families, schools, social-health services and private partnerships, to facilitate the employment and social inclusion of young disabled persons through Social Farming (SF). More in detail, the project will focus on identifying cross-policy synergies and multi-professional partnerships to ensure integrated services in favour of the user/student as a person.
Three international peer-review events will be organized to validate the project milestones, namely the MoU for the establishment of a Case management service – the PROFARM model – the policy recommendations. We are now setting up a pool of peer reviewers from all over Europe (and not only) and we would be glad to include you in such an expert team for the validation and exploitation of the project milestones.
Whether you had already expressed your interest or this is the first time that you in get in contact with the PROFARM team, we would be glad if you could provide us with the information requested below. We will use them to populate a dedicated section of the project's website, as well as to keep you informed about the progress in the implementation of the project activities and the above mentioned peer-review events.