Model of establishing social cooperatives involving the participation of local commune governments or under their patronage, including the participation of local NGOs and persons with disabilities

The most important element of the result is the instruction of establishing local social cooperatives of persons with disabilities in villages and small towns, with the partnership cooperation of local government authorities and social organisations. The model includes legal issues and organisational and marketing-related solutions helping establish and manage such cooperatives in the local environment and conditions.


Package of tools supporting independent participation of the disabled in social and professional life

A comprehensive package of tools has been developed that aids in increasing the professional activity of persons with significant disabilities. The package includes personal assistant services, transport services, a medical care and rehabilitation model for the disabled, as well as a professional activation module for carers of the disabled. The deliverable allows to overcome the existing barriers in access to the labour market, encountered by the disabled and by their unemployed carers (potential teleworkers).


Results Database Community of Practice Gender Mainstreaming The EQUAL Community Initiative was financed by the European Social Fund and directly by the budgets of the participant states.