Erasmus+ social inclusion project

Sharing best practice on developing young peoples skills through inclusive skills competitions across Europe

Erasmus+ social inclusion project

21st January 2019

Harmonisation of Inclusive practices towards persons with disabilities within European skills competitions.

students on work experience at visit to minehead by erasmus+ team
Visit to Foxes Academy in Minehead by the Erasmus team

The Erasmus+ social inclusion project led by Abilympics France is an international 2-year project aimed at sharing best practice on the benefits of European inclusive skills competitions on developing the abilities of young people with SEND and understand the viability of developing a future European-level skills competition.

The project focusses on sharing best practice to improve young people’s skills and abilities through competition activity so they are equipped to flourish in life after college, especially if they move into employment.

The participating countries: France, Germany, Scotland, Finland and England held their first meeting in England at Birmingham, World Skills UK Live where the UK national inclusive skills competition took place. This followed a trip to Minehead to visit Foxes Academy’s training hotel where young people undertake work experience and skills development in hospitality.

The first meeting, which involved young people and teachers sharing ‘hands-on’ practice was positive and many outcomes were extracted to implement going forward. The next meeting will be in Glasgow in May and once information about the skills that will be hosted is available, we will reach out to Natspec members about the opportunities available to them.
For further information about this project, please contact Louise Keevil.